February 15, 2018 – March 17, 2018
Rust is both an indicator of decay and the passage of time. While rusted out objects often represent a failed glory or state of neglect, they also present an inherent beauty that speaks of history and a life once lived. Oxidized, weathered and beaten, the objects in these prints have endured and remain as stoic remnants of better times. Their patina – merely a foil for life. Laine Groeneweg is a printmaker currently living in Hamilton, Canada. He received his BFA from York University in 2004 and subsequently trained at Fondazione Il Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell’Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy with a focus on intaglio printmaking. Laine is most widely recognized for his work in intaglio printmaking. His prints explore the possibilities of a traditional technique in the wake of more contemporary production methods. His prints have been shown both Nationally and Internationally and are held in the permanent collections of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts (Ekaterinburg, Russia), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), and in the archives at Fondazione Il Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell’Arte Grafica (Florence,Italy).