Friday, May 18, 2007

Fresh and Bittersweet, SNAP May 17 - May 31, 2007

Image courtesy of Bonnie Fan

Filling every nook and corner, the opening of the U of A's senior level printmakers drew strong support from up and coming printmakers and their friends. Carrying on the tradition for a strong printmaking scene in Edmonton, conceptually meticulous efforts appear to dominate the next wave of works.
With Rothenpieler's work still in the gallery section, the student show was spread throughout the main space. Set in the active studio space of SNAP, where process meets product, the often cerebral context of the printmaker was ignited by these fresh new works. Many pieces demonstrate a similar restraint and intelligence of an early Janet Cardiff, whose student work now hangs in the Print Study Centre. Engaged with presence, time and a sense of being through the finite immersion of print and ink, the community of U of A printmakers persistently shines bright in its official 10th anniversary as a world-leading centre for both local and international printmakers.

Artists: Andrew Bain, Joseph Banh, Bonnie Fan, Teresa Kachanowski, Michael Liu, Meghan McDougall, Long Sum Pang, Matthew Rangel, William Ratke, Holly Sykola, Anna Szul. Curated by Liz Ingram.

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