Open Studio Print Sales Gallery at 2/edition 2017

Open Studio Print Sales Gallery at 2/edition 2017

Date: October 26, 2017 | Time: 6:30 - 10:00 pm

Join us at the 2/edition Toronto Art Book Fair for our second consecutive year! This 4 1/2 day international art fair takes place on Friday, October 27 to Monday, October 30 with the opening night on Thursday, October 26, 6:00 – 10:00 PM. As one of over 55 participants, we’re presenting original fine art prints by over 20 artists selected from the Open Studio Print Sales Gallery, our Printopolis publication, and new prints created under the auspices of the Visiting Artist Program 2017 .

Featuring a wide range of original prints available for sale at our booth including intaglio prints, lithographs, relief prints, screenprints, and monotypes. A selection of handmade books, multiples and unique print-based artwork will also be available. These are some of the artists whose work will be available at our space, representing both traditional and non-traditional forms of printmaking.

Gabriela Jolowicz captures fleeting scenes of everyday life in one of the oldest and most traditional visual media, the woodcut. Libby Hague’s use of woodcuts on paper and various materials shows her interest in weaving as both material and metaphorical because it connects to themes of interdependency and interconnectedness in her work. The etchings by Dan Steeves reflect on movement within time and space, ascending and descending, as well as moments of stasis in life. His work wrestles with the uncertainty of the mind and how to remain content in every circumstance. While Loree Ovens’ etchings are influenced by intersecting and overlapping patterns, both literal and in the abstract sense. Jenn Law’s multi-disciplinary practice explores book culture, the historical archive/library, and print-based strategies of preservation. Working with hand-cut and altered found books, 3-D printed objects, and hand-printed works on paper, Law presents a collection of evolving artifacts transitioning between the past and the future, tradition and invention. Shinsuke Minegishi’s work is grounded in traditional processes and formal compositional explorations. Through screenprinting, lithograph, woodcut and wood engraving, Minegishi merges rich layers of colour and texture with bold graphic forms and delicately refined engravings of symbolically charged images.

Free admission.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. West, North Building, Toronto, Ontario

Opening Night
Thursday, October 26
6:30 – 10:00 pm

Show Dates and Times
Friday, October 27
12:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 28
12:00 – 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 29,
12:00 – 6:00 pm

Monday, October 30,
12:00 – 6:00 pm

Exhibiting Artists from the Open Studio Print Sales Gallery
Mark Bovey, Sean Caulfield, Tara Cooper, Erik Edson, Nancy Fox, Libby Hague, Gabriela Jolowicz, Jenn Law, Lorna Livey, Liz Menard, Shinsuke Minegishi, Steven Murray, Emma Nishimura, Shogo Okada, Loree Ovens, Liz Parkinson, Irina Schestakowich, Jerry Silverberg, Dan Steeves, Tiny Blades Project, Ann Unger and Yorodeo.

Visiting Artists
Daniel Barrow, Sameer Farooq, Lee Henderson and Kathleen Ritter.

Sean Caulfield is also represented by dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Alberta. Lee Henderson is represented by Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario. Shogo Okada is represented by Wil Kucey Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Loree Ovens is also represented by David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

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