Friday, January 20, 2012

Exhibition of prints opening Friday Jan 13, 2012

 Wilderness: Paterson Gallery in the Thunder Bay Art Gallery

 The Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Keewatin Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario

 My series of wilderness prints opened for exhibition to the public last Friday at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
34 studies are on display until Sunday March 4, 2012.
For the opening I gave a 40 minute in length artist talk complete with some digital slide accompaniment and a table display of tools, surfaces and books relevant to printmaking techniques from my personal collection.
This is my first solo show in my own community on this scale.

The gallery is also featuring two other exhibitions of original print based works and a display of prints created by first nations visual artists that have been selected from the gallery's permanent collection.

some of the serigraphs from my Wilderness series

 intaglio plate print with hand colouring titled "Canoe Trip"

patrons mingle and view my work on opening night
photo by A. Mackay

Artist talking to a partron
photo by A. MacKay

Giving an artist talk on printmaking and various techniques I use
photo by A. MacKay

Patrons reading my Artist Statement, Biography and the Curators Essay
photo by A. MacKay

Slide component of my talk
photo by A. MacKay

Describing the process of engraving on an acyrlic plate
photo by A. MacKay