George Gilmour Members’ GalleryPrint Sales Gallery

40 Years, 40 Prints, 40 Printmakers: Open Studio Members’ 40th Anniversary Exhibition

DATE

September 16, 2010October 30, 2010

Opening Reception

September 16, 20106:30 - 8:30 PM

exhibitions

  • Photo by Penelope Stewart, 2010
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work (L to R) by Open Studio founders Barbara (Alexandra) Hall, Richard Sewell and Don Holman
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work by (L to R) Tara Cooper and Elizabeth D'Agostino
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work by Elena Roginsky
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work by (L to R, Top to Bottom) Susan Fothergill, Astrid Ho, Kurt Pammer, Laurie Zinkand Selles, Ann Unger (diptych), Irina Schestakowich, Geneviève Jodouin, Liby Hague (triptych), Lisa Levitt
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work by (L to R, Top to Bottom) Pawel Zablocki, Jenn Law, Elizabeth Forrest, Isabell Hémard, Liliana Rodrigueuz, Victoria Cowan, Walter Procska, Lucinda Chen
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work by Lorna Livey
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work by (Clockwise from Top Left) Liz Parkinson, Andrea Soler, Doug Guildford, Sally Ayre
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work by (Clockwise from Top Left) Anna Gaby-Trotz, Judith Welbourn, Brian Kelley, Janice Carbert, Liz Menard, Brian Hoxha
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work by (Clockwise from Top Left) Emma Nishimura, Yael Brotman, Susan Cunningham, Theresa Morin, Lotti Thomas, Pamela Dodds, Mary Baranowski-Lowden
  • Installation view of 40 Years 40 Prints 40 Printmakers, featuring work by (Top to Bottom) Daryl Vocat and Snaige Sileika

40 Years, 40 Prints, 40 Printmakers
Open Studio Members’ 40th Anniversary Exhibition
September 16 – October 30, 2010

From September 16 – Ocotber 30, 2010, Open Studio’s George Gilmour Members’ Gallery and Print Sales Galleryfeatured 40 Years, 40 Prints, 40 Printmakers, in celebration of Open Studio’s 40th anniversary. This comprehensive exhibition highlights the extraordinary range of technique, imagery and vision of the Open Studio printmaking community. Juried by artists Susan Collett, Penelope Stewart and Jeannie Thib, this exhibition includes an impressive selection of artwork representing forty Open Studio Artist Members, and showcases the many facets of printmaking practice, including: intaglio, screenprinting, lithography, collagraph, relief and letterpress. The printmaker’s discerning approach and reverence for paper and the creative application of both contemporary and time–honoured techniques are highlighted. 40 Years, 40 Prints, 40 Printmakers is a testament to Open Studio’s professional printmaking facilities, the legacy and spirit of the original community of artists who brought Open Studio into being, and the printmaking artists who continue to thrive here today.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Sally Ayre, Mary Baranowski-Lowden, Yael Brotman, Janice Carbert, Lucinda Chen, Tara Cooper, Victoria Cowan, Susan Cunningham, Pamela Dodds, Elizabeth D’Agostino, Elizabeth Forrest, Susan Fothergill, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Doug Guildford, Libby Hague, Isabelle Hémard, Astrid Ho, Brian Hoxha, Geneviève Jodouin, Brian Kelley, Jenn Law, Lisa Levitt, Lorna Livey, Liz Menard, Theresa Morin, Emma Nishimura, Kurt Pammer, Liz Parkinson, Walter Procska, Liliana Rodriguez, Elena Roginsky, Irina Schestakowich, Snaige Sileika, Andrea Soler, Lotti Thomas, Ann Unger, Daryl Vocat, Judith Welbourn, Pawel Zablocki and Laurie Zinkand-Selles, along with the three founding members of Open Studio: Barbara Hall, Don Holman and Richard Sewell.

Additional & Off-Site Exhibitions

Urbanspace Gallery (at 401 Richmond, on the main floor)
Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative and Open Studio present: Cloth Paper Print

October 18 – 30, 2010

This jointly organized group exhibition features work by artist members from two artist-run centres located in 401 Richmond—the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative and Open Studio. The Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative provides artists with facilities to produce printed textiles and Open Studio provides artists with facilities to produce fine art prints. Works in this exhibition include printed textiles as well as works on paper inspired by textiles. Featuring: Kate Busby, Kerry Croghan, Jeff Garcia, Cathy Lang, Liz Menard, Theresa Morin, Rochelle Rubinstein, Noelle Hamlyn Snell, Joey Suriano and Louise Vezina.

 

Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St West, 2nd Floor
Selections from the Open Studio Print Sales Program

October 19 – 24, 2010

A group exhibition of selected work from the Open Studio Print Sales Program, which represents and markets original fine art prints by over 150 contemporary artists. Featuring: Anne Abbass, Nadine Bariteau, Tara Cooper, Susan Cunningham, Isabelle Hémard, Suzanne Nacha, Sandi Ralph, Penelope Stewart, and Leszek Wyczolkowski and curated by Open Studio Print Sales Program and the Gladstone Gallery. Each artist in this exhibition uses the intrinsic nature of printmaking combined with, or informed by, other fine art disciplines such as painting, drawing and photography to create a discourse with the viewer.

Tara Cooper creates such a discourse through her mixed print-media works based on drawings and the “narrative framework.” Anne Abbass and Isabelle Hémard individually create organic forms from painterly images expressing human emotions. Leszek Wyczolkowski’s etchings use precision to examine biology. The photographic image is the basis of Nadine Bariteau’s three-dimensional screenprints that address environmental issues. Sandi Ralph’s prints on aluminum examine notions of the conventional landscape. The personal perspectives of nature are also explored in Susan Cunningham’s work. Penelope Stewart’s screenprint on organza is an excerpt of her installations that address psychology and architecture. Suzanne Nacha’s colourful, formalist screenprints on paper are based on her painting and geological practice.

All three exhibitions were Printopolis 2010 Affiliated Exhibitions