I just returned from Edmonton where I opened my latest exhibition, Shift, at SNAP Gallery. Three of the works in the exhibition are large plexiglass works, 6′ x 4′, and ended up having to be driven up in a motorhome making for the craziest delivery of works I’ve ever participated in. The exhibition is up until May 31st.
Works tied down in the motorhome for shipping
Using a motorhome to ship the works in style.
Installing works at SNAP
I spent most of Wednesday installing works and tweaking some of my code – a beefier motor on one of the houses required an adjustment to some of my coding for the Arduino. Four of the houses in the exhibition respond to the viewers presence and cause an action within the house such as a door opening and closing or a light turning on.
Looking into the window at SNAP
The day of the opening the weather was cold but the window looked hot. Despite several other events on the same day, my opening and artist- talk were well attended. The people at SNAP make for some great hosts!
Works installed at SNAP – brand new plexiglass work on the right.
An installation shot of the works in the show. Two bodies of work were installed – the larger plexiglass works reflect the small plexiglass prints inside of each of the houses. Two of the large plexiglass works are brand-new and have never been exhibited before.
I have a solo show opening up at this week SNAP at in Edmonton. If you are in town, drop by on Thursday night for the opening reception from 7-9pm or during gallery hours until May 31st.
Miniprint Finland 2014 opened on March 27th at the Hyvinkää Art Museum. I have three prints in the exhibition and am one of six Canadians represented including one of my students, graduating ACAD Print Media major, Kale Vandenbroek. Show is up until May 18th.
I recently returned from the 2014 SGCI conference in San Francisco. As always it was great to connect and reconnect with printmakers from around the world. Some highlights included Kathan Brown’s talk, the Open Portfolio sessions, and the opportunity to be introduced to Jiri Anderle’s sublime work in the flesh. Some products to try including water-based etching ink by Charbonnel and a non-toxic ground called B.I.G (it can apparently stand-in for hard, soft and aquatint grounds – available at Takach soon). All my fellow silkscreen friends were nerding-out about a new screen re-streching system from Squeegeeville (who also have some great silkscreen books available).
Hi to anyone I met at SGCI – you can also follow me on Twitter @heatherhuston or on Instagram @printerbird.
Now I am busy preparing for my exhibition at SNAP on April 24th, end of semester and prepping Alberta Printmakers’ after a recent move. Some photos from the trip below!
My table during open portfolios
Jeffrey Dell’s cakey blends.
New quick screen re-streching from Squeegeeville
Hanging out at Crown Point Press in front of Mamma Anderson’s plate
Sean Caulfield’s work
Beautiful and strange lithographs by Michael Barnes
Some layered glass silkscreening by Bullseye glass.