Barbarian Press Workshop

I recently took a 3-day workshop at Barbarian Press in Mission, BC, where I learned the basics of letterpress printing from some of the masters in the game. I printed a broadsheet with the lyrics from “Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing” by the Magnetic Fields. It was an excellent opportunity to peruse a range of beautiful printed books, sort through tons of old type, and gain valuable tips on letterpress printmaking. Pictures below!

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Printing on a Vandercook Press.

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Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing – printed broadsheet featuring lyrics by Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields.

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Setting type on the press.

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A printed book

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Setting type.

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Setting up for the second colour on the Vandercook.

Article: This is Not Art 

There’s an article from This is Not Art – an Italian/English site dedicated to art writing – about the Di Carta/Papermade exhibition in that my work is in. There’s a lovely write up about my piece in it. The article is in Italian but you’re just a short Google translate away from understanding plus there’s great install pictures. Enjoy! 

Dream City, Dreams Touring Serbia

My solo exhibition Dream City, Dreams which opened last summer in Belgrade, has now made its way to Novi Pazar in southern Serbia. If you can read serbian, you can see what they have to say about my exhibition. Below is the poster for the Canada Days event featuring part of one my prints.

Canada Days! Featuring an exhibition of my work in Novi Pazar

Canada Days! Featuring an exhibition of my work in Novi Pazar

The Body, Stranger at the Vernon Public Art Gallery

Here are some install shots of my recent solo exhibition, The Body, Stranger, that just closed at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Many thanks to Lubos Cullen and all the gallery staff for putting up a great show and providing me with an opportunity to share my work with a larger audience. A catalogue was produced for the exhibition and features an essay by Barbara Sutherland. Copies are available at the gallery.

Install shot: The Body, Stranger at the VPAG. Photo credit: Digital Perfections

Install shot: The Body, Stranger at the VPAG. Photo credit: Digital Perfections

Install shot: The Body, Stranger at the VPAG. Photo credit: Digital Perfections

Install shot: The Body, Stranger at the VPAG. Photo credit: Digital Perfections

60 Square Inches – Purchase Award

Very pleased to have been notified that my print Consumed Thoughts received a purchase award at Sixty Square Inches. This exhibition of small prints selected by juror Kim Vito of Wright State University, is up at Purdue University Galleries until February 20th, 2016.

Consumed Thoughts (etching and chine colle, 6.4" x 5")

Consumed Thoughts (etching and chine colle, 6.4″ x 5″)

Visiting Artist Lecture

I’m giving a talk about my practice at the University of Calgary on February 5th, 2016 at 10am. The lecture is titled Structures and Strange Body: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Disease. It will be a hilarious and personal history of my work and my own intersecting illness narrative. Come on by and ask me easy questions such as: on a scale of one to Hotline Bling, how much do I like ice cream?

The Everyday Liminal V (3' x 4') silkscreen on plexiglass and paper

The Everyday Liminal V (3′ x 4′) silkscreen on plexiglass and paper

Upcoming Solo Exhibition: The Body, Stranger at VPAG

I’ve been working on a new body of work these past four months to be exhibited at the Vernon Public Art Gallery from January 2016 until March of the same year. While some works were completed earlier in 2015, the majority were created in the latter half of the year for this exhibition. All works are part of my The Body, Stranger series. Please join me at the opening reception on January 14th, 2016 from 6-8pm. Heather Huston e-vite