The Delta National Small Print Exhibition opened on the 16th at the Bradbury Art Museum. I’m pleased to be exhibiting a print in such excellent company. A link to see all the prints is here: https://bradburyartmuseum.org/2023dnspe. The print that I exhibited is below, from a series of small experiments that I created this past summer.
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The Body Electric at ICRE
One of my recent prints was exhibited as part of a virtual exhibition during the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) in late October at the Palais de Congress in Montreal. A link to the full exhibition can be found here: https://thebodyelectric-lecorpselectrique.ca/exhibitions/montreal-qc-2022/digital-catalogue-2022/
My print that was exhibited is below. Enjoy!
Pleased to have had two of my mini-prints selected to be part of the Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition (TOMPE), exhibited at the Satellite Project Space in London Ontario last week.
Stillness, Movement, Chaos with Print Club of Rochester
I’m pleased to have a print exhibited at the Print Club of Rochester’s International exhibition: Stillness, Movement, Chaos
I’m thrilled to have three of my prints being exhibited as part of the 25th Delta National Small Prints Exhibition at the Bradbury Museum on the Arkansas State University Campus. The exhibition opens on January 21st.
As with everything right now with the pandemic, my studio practice has been slowed and I am shifting my approach but I’m pleased to have a new drawing in the Dyscorpia 2.1 online exhibition.
Creating Space 10 – Abstract
This weekend, I would have attended Creating Space 10 in Vancouver, a conference dedicated to the medical humanities. It was, of course, cancelled because of the global pandemic. I was looking forward to presenting my talk titled “Navigating Chronic Illness in Everyday Life”. Instead, I’m posting my abstract below to mark the missed occasion.
I am a printmaker who uses my experiences with chronic illness as a catalyst for exploring issues relating to sickness and identity in my artwork. My body is the site of a sort of slow disaster, an evolving and unnerving landscape of misbehaving systems. It is necessary, of course, that I enter medical centers for exams, treatment, and tests to decipher those systems. But when I leave those territories, my body still requires treatment and can transform everyday spaces into medical spaces. I am interested in exploring these transitional sites in my prints, as well as the places where these identities overlap. These moments of suspended time form a significant part of the experience of illness.
The liminal state of waiting is strongly connected to these transitions between everyday and medical spaces. This state of not-knowing can be stressful and strange, where worst-case scenarios are explored and weighed against the possibility that it might be nothing. Time becomes odd, it can speed up or drag on, and the internal dialogue can make you feel as though you exist in a different plane or a suspended reality. In my prints, bodies drift and disappear into their surroundings, slip between both sides of the paper, collapse and expand, physically enacting the mental state of waiting.
7th International Juried Art Exhibition at Remarque Printshop
I’m pleased to have a print in the 7th International Juried Art Exhibition at Remarque Printshop in Albuquerque. The exhibition is up through December but if you can’t make it down, the works are up on the website at the link.
Futurology at Alberta Printmakers
This print is currently on display at Alberta Printmakers as part of their 30th anniversary. The overall portfolio is excellent and worth a look. Check it out if you are in YYC!