On View: Thursday November 7 to Friday November 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday November 7, 6 to 8 pm
Selected Artists: Margarita Barrientos-Macdonald, Diana Bennett, Ioana Bertrand, Kim Brett, Craig Briar, Susan Cartwright, Christian Chapman, Janet Christie, Susanne Clark, Iain Downie, Peter Dušek, Agata Dworzak-Subocz, Yesmin Farhana, Susan Farquhar, Laurence Finet, Elena Gorlenko, Jen Hamilton, Robert Hinchley, Richard Hricko, Michelle Hudson, Jeff Jackson, Alison Judd, Nancy Kembry, Sarah Kinard, Christine Koch, Katie Kotler, Katherine Laird, Jaehyang Lee, Heather Leier, Jameson Moore, Giuseppe Morano, Dean Muchenje, Alex Neumann, Colt Nicastro, Rob Niezen, Leah Oates, Shogo Okada, Ana Palmero Cáceres, Elia Paul, Lisandro Pena, Walter Procska, Jackie Rancourt, Evelyn Rapin, Rena Sava, Jerry Silverberg, Kellen Spencer, Asma Sultana, Otis Tamasauskas, Ann Unger, Patricia Vega, Hannah Veiga, George A.Walker, Brenda Webster Tweel and David Wischer
Maureen Da Silva is a founding artist and studio manager of the inPrint Collective, based in Toronto. Obtaining her BFA from York University, she works as an artist-educator across the GTA, and has organized many community-based programs over the years that utilize printmaking’s story-telling potential.
Canadian artist and illustrator Barbara Klunder is well known internationally for her bold graphic style, political messages and provocative imagery. She won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Club of Canada in 2009. She is known for working in many media, including printmaking. She was part of Vancouver’s BigPrint, 2016, where a steamroller pressed her 8-foot high woodcut. Klunder has also done two series of letterpress print-portfolios and a few small cartoon books with Reactor Art + Design and Lunar Caustic Press. The artist has had Museum and gallery shows with her Paper-cuts and has lately been showing embroidery work, with a new show coming this December.
Barbara Klunder writes:
“After viewing nearly 200 prints from around the world, from classic woodcut and linocuts to new digital and technical methods, we reduced it to 60 diverse, authoritative and innovative prints, displaying substance and beauty on many themes…this is not to be missed.”
Maureen Da Silva writes:
“It has been my absolute pleasure to be a part of this year’s edition at John B. Aird, getting to know both the local and international printmaking community just a bit better. Print has always been an exciting art from for me because of its ability to transform an image through its technical processes. The versatility of print is truly on display in this survey exhibition, and it is exciting to see lush lithographs hang next to carefully crafted intaglios, beautifully articulated relief prints alongside intriguing experiments in digital and photographic formats, and so many other print possibilities. The variety of work on offer here really speaks to the endless options in printmaking as an art form, highlighting that in the face of its long and storied history as a medium, that it remains a relevant art from with a vibrant future. I am excited to be able to share my print-love with such an esteemed group of artists.”