Please join us on Thursday, June 13th, to help us celebrate Jeannie Thib’s legacy by introducing you to Mark Bath who is this year’s recipient of the Jeannie Thib Mentorship Residency. Bath worked under the guidance of Emma Nishimura who advised him in the planning and execution of the etchings and offered technical and conceptual feedback on the project.
During the Jeannie Thib Residency, Bath has focused on creating new copper plate etchings as part of a series called Draped in Net, a fictionalized account of Newfoundland resettlement. The resultant body of work will comprise an illustrated wordless narrative that looks at trauma, migration, and nostalgia, and will eventually be presented as a loose-leaf folio and gallery exhibition.
In the studio, Bath has also been concurrently working on etchings that build upon an ongoing series of self-portraits exploring themes of dysmorphia and alienation, combining figural imagery and decorative mark-making.
We thank all our donors for their part in supporting the Jeannie Thib Memorial Fund at Open Studio. Together with Bruce Holland, Open Studio is honoured to continue this residency in Jeannie’s name and we look forward to seeing you on June 13th.