My series titled Water in the Wilderness - a series of 25 hand printed images on paper
I recently returned from Stratford, Ontario where I attended the opening of Water Mark at Gallery Stratford. My series of 25 images on paper collectively titled Water in the Wilderness were created using a variety of printmaking disciplines and are part of this trio exhibition .
Also of note, the new works are featured in my brand new website which launched this week to coincide with the exhibition. You can view the Water in the Wilderness series as well as some older works still available for sale by clicking the following link: http://www.brianholden.ca/.
There is a link in the site to archives where you can view older artwork that was created using other mediums in addition to printmaking.
Gallery Stratford on Romeo St. in Stratford, Ontario. It was once a water pump house.
Besides being present for the docent walk through I also gave an address about my work to those in attendance during the opening on Sunday Jan 17.
The show also features a series of over 45 various size wood engravings by Stratford printmaker Gerard Brender a Brandis and a series of 12 aquatic theme monoprints by another Stratford based artist, Lucinda Jones.
Special thanks to Gallery Stratford staff and Carla Garnet, the guest curator who worked with the artists and facilitated the decision making for presentation of the work.
I also wish to acknowledge the assitance of the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
left to right: Gerard Brender a Brandis, Carla Garnet, Lucinda Jones,myself and Zhe Gu Director of Gallery Stratford.
Opening reception for Water Mark on Sunday January 17, 2010.
Educational display case for Lucinda Jones
Educational display case for Gerard Brender a Brandis
Educational display for Brian Holden
The artists were also asked by the curator to supply materials for an education display showing tools, surfaces and source sketches and photo material used in the creation of our printmaking.
Finally....here is a looped video that was filmed on site as it appears playing on the montior in the gallery and is another component of our trio showcase.
It is composed of four short video clips, the first and last clips by yours truly and the middle two clips provided by Lucinda Jones. My segments were recorded last fall and originate from two remote Northwestern Ontario locations. This video display has been included as additional source material along with the items each of us provided for the display cases.