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