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The library is pleased to offer the following research sessions for upper year and graduate students:
1. Working with Case Law – January 21
2. Working with Legislation – January 28
3. Finding Journal Articles – February 4
4. Working with eBooks – February 11
5. Working with Legal Citation – March 4
6. Working with Zotero – March 11
All sessions will take place from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm in Room 2011.
To reserve a spot please email email@example.com indicating which number session/s you would like to attend.
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We thought we’d start the new year with a new series of posts on the artworks that can be seen in the Osgoode Hall Law School Library. We thought we’d start with this piece, the largest in the library, which hangs prominently near library entrance, dominating the stairway between the library’s two floors.
Roy Kiyooka (1926-1994)
Homage to Ben Nicholson, 1967
acrylic on canvas
Collection of York University
Purchased from the artist
Roy Kiyooka was a second-generation Japanese Canadian artist, poet and photographer, born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in 1926. He grew up in the Prairies and studied art in Calgary and Regina. He moved to Vancouver 1959, already an accomplished respected painter. Here he challenged a generation of artists to move beyond regional styles and seek inspiration from international art currents. In the late 1960s, he rejected painting and began writing poetry and taking photographs. As a part of the rejection of a modernist aesthetic, he eventually took up performance, film, and music. Kiyooka was one of Canada’s first interdisciplinary artists and was highly influential in Vancouver’s bustling cultural scene. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1978, not only in recognition of his work as a painter but for his significant contribution as a teacher. Kiyooka died in Vancouver in 1994.
Homage to Ben Nicholson, the painting in the Osgoode Library, was among Roy Kiyooka’s last paintings. While he was painting, Kiyooka worked in the hard-edged modernism of the New York avant-garde of the time, just as the artist referred to in the title, Ben Nicholson, had popularized the spare formalism of Constructivism in Britain before him.
The painting is a triptych of three identical panels, each five square. Across the surface of the painting, slight differences in paint application distinguish the oval forms from the serene blue ground. The subtleties of colour here are typical of Kiyooka, but the punctuating orange framing the painting allows for the levitation of the blue, while reinforcing the fundamental objectivity of the painting by counteracting the use of a conventional frame. While a viewer might infer the wide blue sweep of a Pacific vista, a concern for the painting as closed formal world, rather than a system of representation, was a defining principle of the New York modernism to which Kiyooka responded. His international modernist vision in 1960s Vancouver, a city at the time overwhelmed with regionalist attention to particulars of place and landscape, secured the artist a place in the São Paolo Biennale of 1966.
A film about Kiyooka’s life was produced in 2012. REED: The Life and Works of Roy Kiyooka follows the radical times in which the artist lived, from the Beat Era to the turmoil of the 60s and redress for Japanese Canadians in the 1980s. It is an extraordinary tribute to a great artist, showing a broad spectrum of his work while revealing the personal and social history that inspired him. A trailer for the film can be viewed here.
This painting is appropriate to Osgoode for a number of reasons. The painting’s modernism is contemporary with and a reflection of the spirit that saw Osgoode move from it’s staid quarters in old Osgoode Hall on Queen Street to the new campus of York University. The painting was painted in 1967, the centennial year of Canadian Confederation and also the year the new Osgoode Hall Law School was designed. The law school finally opened at York 1969.
The painting is on permanent loan to Osgoode Hall Law School from the Collection of York University.
- Law Journal Library:
- Annual Bulletin
- Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal
- Belmont Law Review
- Bill of Rights Journal
- Cogito: Multidisciplinary Research Journal
- Court Review
- Criminal Justice Section Newsletter
- Fletcher Security Review
- Harvard Law and Policy Review Online
- Ius Humani, Revista de Derecho
- Judicial Division Record
- Legal Reference Services Quarterly
- Revista Chilena de Derecho
- SciTech Lawyer
- Voice of Experience
- New Bar Journal: Res Gestae (1956-2003)
- 5 new titles added to Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S., including
- INS Reporter
- 20 new titles added to Intellectual Property Law Collection
- 103 new titles added to Legal Classics, including:
- Cyclopedia of Law
- 179 new titles added to Tax Foundation Archive Publications in Taxation & Economic Reform in America
- 1449 new titles added to U.S. Congressional Documents, including:
- 32 States updated in State Attorney General: Reports & Opinions, including:
- Hawaii (1845-1928)
- 25 new titles added to World Constitutions Illustrated, including:
- British Commonwealth of Nations: Its Territories and Constitutions
- Codigos O Estudios Fundamentales Sobre el Derecho Civil Espanol
- Diario de Jurisprudencia del Distrito y Territorios Federales
- 9 new titles added to World Trials Library
It’s the last week of exams before the New Year holiday break at Osgoode. The students are stressed. We have seen them doing jumping jacks in the group study rooms. So we weren’t so surprised when we discovered this expression of student anxiety while closing the library last night. What can it mean? I put the question to some of my colleagues and John Eaton, Head Librarian of the EK Williams Law Library at the University of Manitoba, offered the following possibility:
You may be aware (or maybe not?) of the 1984 musical Footloose!, wherein a group of exuberant youth, led by the actor Kevin Bacon, break free of the strictures of their sleepy Texas town and express themselves through dance. These are just the props for the exciting new library musical Footstool! in which stressed out law students break free of the monotony of cramming for torts and contracts by devising more inventive uses of standard library furniture.
They also look a bit like a library Yuletide tree. Other interpretations are welcome.
And a quick reminder that the Library closes for the holiday this Friday, December 19, at 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone when the library reopens on Monday, January 5, at 8:00 am. Until then, have a Happy Holiday and all the best for the New Year 2015.
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