Exhibition and opening reception
We invite you to join us Thursday, July 24th from 7-10pm at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery to celebrate the creation of new work by 14 contemporary printmakers in response to materials in University Archives & Special Collections’ holdings, and to view works from the Mac Hone, Marie Elyse St. George and Nik Semenoff fonds.
Exhibition runs July 21-Aug 1, 2014 Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, rm 191 Murray Bldg, University of Saskatchewan. See images from the exhibition here.
A suite of original prints created by contemporary Saskatchewan printmakers in response to materials in University Archives & Special Collections.
Inspired by the bundles of prints created and exchanged by members of the Wood Engravers’ Network; a group in which Mac Hone was an active participant for many years, we asked Saskatchewan printmakers to create a limited edition print inspired by prints or print-related materials in University Archives & Special Collections.
We approached local printmakers we knew personally, whose work we admired and who are alumni and/or faculty of the University of Saskatchewan. The artists responded enthusiastically and with great interest. We are thrilled with their interpretations and responses to both the project and the materials they engaged with. Each of the prints exhibited here is part of an edition of 20, which will be assembled into 20 suites containing one each of these 14 prints. At the end of the summer, we will distribute these suites, in the spirit of a print exchange, to each artist, as well as retaining one each for the permanent collections of University Archives & Special Collections and Library and Archives Canada.