September through October, I am exhibiting some new works alongside Jill Ho You and Marnie Blair at the Red Deer Museum Galleries. Our exhibition The Other Passport reflects on illness and its impacts. The title is based on a Susan Sontag quote from Illness as Metaphor:
Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.
I’ll also be delivering an artist talk to students at Red Deer College on September 25th.
Here are some new prints – a couple of them are portfolio prints including one that I never posted from last year. All are silkscreen on paper.
Examination Artifact II
(silkscreen, 11″ x 15″)
(silkscreen, 15″ x 11″)
(silkscreen, 15″ x 11″)
I have a print included in the 36th Bradley Print and Drawing International juried by Kathryn Polk. The exhibition opens today and runs until April 17th at four galleries in Peoria, Illinois: the Heuser Art Center and Hartmann Center Gallery, Studios on Sheridan, Prairie Center of the Arts, and the contemporary Art Center.
Brenda Malkinson and I will be exhibiting some prints at Midtowne Gallery here in Calgary with an opening on November 12th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Please stop by and say hi! Everyone is welcome.
Seven prints from my recent series of plexiglass prints – The Everyday Liminal – are currently showing at the U of A Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square in Edmonton as part of the group show A Little Bit of Infinity. The exhibition features print works from around the world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Print Study Centre. The exhibition is up until January 28th with an opening on September 30th.
I recently completed two new silkscreen prints on paper.
Unstable Lines (silkscreen 30″ x 22″)
The Process of Balancing (silkscreen 30″ x 22″)
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!
Printing on a Vandercook Press.
Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing – printed broadsheet featuring lyrics by Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields.
Setting type on the press.
A printed book
Setting up for the second colour on the Vandercook.
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!