Admission: FREE – open to the public
As this year’s Canadian Spotlight Artist, presented in partnership with the Robert Kananaj Gallery, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Randall Okita discusses his latest work, THINGS I CAN’T TELL YOU, an exhibition featuring three artworks that correlate to three of Okita’s short films: NO CONTACT, PORTRAIT AS A RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE, and THE WEATHERMAN AND THE SHADOWBOXER. Evident throughout these three artworks, is Okita’s use of sculpture and performance to create experiences that are at once weighted in the real, yet transcendent in their rich imagery.
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Randall Okita, Artist/Filmmaker
Randall Okita (born and raised in Calgary) has lived and worked in Japan, Vancouver and Toronto. His visual artworks have been commissioned and shown in group and solo exhibitions. His films have been awarded nationally and internationally, broadcast on television and screened at festivals and theatres around the world. His work has been supported by industry and artistic leaders such as The National Film Board of Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Telefilm Canada, Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Randall is a regular panelist and jury member for film festivals and arts organizations, has participated in the Directors Lab at the Canadian Film Centre, The Berlinale Talent Lab, and the National Screen Institute’s Diverse Director Program. Okita is an active member of the film community dedicated to exposing youth and young adults to filmmaking and cultivating the advancement of fellow filmmakers at all levels of experience.