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2018 Visiting Artists Residency Exhibition
Jaime Angelopoulos: Alter
Panya Clark Espinal: Material Redistribution
Open Studio Gallery
September 14 – October 13, 2018
Opening reception: September 14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

L: Jaime Angelopoulos, Magnetica, 2018, screenprint, 47" x 35". Printed by Nicholas Shick under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency Program. Photo credit: Nicholas Shick. R: A print by Panya Clark Espinal being pulled off an etching press. Printed by Laine Groeneweg under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency Program. Photo credit: Panya Clark Espinal.

Each year Open Studio selects four professional artists with or without printmaking experience to create traditional and/or experimental works in the print medium of their choice, working collaboratively with a print media artist. The Visiting Artists Residency, in operation since 1983, is a popular program that receives applications from artists from around the world. In conjunction with the residency, each artist exhibits the work produced during their period in the Studio.

The first of two Visiting Artists Residency exhibitions in 2018 features work by artists Jaime Angelopoulos and Panya Clark Espinal.

In the exhibition Alter, Jaime Angelopoulos presents three large-scale screen prints within a monochromatic pastel blue installation. Through an adventurous use of geometric shapes, optical tensions, and color, her work speaks poetically to interpersonal and intrapersonal intention and outcome. This series continues Angelopoulos’ interest in evoking social experience through bodily gesture and bold compositions.

In an experimental project that explores the possibilities of employing powdered brick as pigment in printing ink, Panya Clark Espinal’s foray into her Material Redistribution series extends her sculptural practice. Inspired by the material history of Toronto Ink Company pigments and Toronto’s brickyards history, Clark Espinal collected brick fragments from the shores of the Leslie Spit and formulated, in a simple but labour-intensive process, new printing media. Material Redistribution considers the cyclical, transformative, and regenerative possibilities of materials and our relationships to them. MORE

Showing Concurrently

Alex R.M. Thompson, Iapetus (detail), 2018, intaglio and relief, edition of 8, 22.5” x 30.75”.

Alex R. M. Thompson: Variations on Urban Planning
George Gilmour Members’ Gallery

Variations on Urban Planning features print-based work by Alex R.M. Thompson. The work aims to unpack the process of contemporary city building, drawing on the order/disorder of the construction site as its primary motif. Presented as a vast network of small components, each piece gestures towards the constant and overwhelming change in the city’s social structure, and the sense of alienation that this state can bring. In Variations on Urban Planning, small prints are suspended on horizontal strands of aircraft cable, pulled taught, to create a tiled wall of incomplete structural components. Through the use of repeating elements, along with the industrial mode of hanging, Variations interrogates the cycle of development and its impact on the individual. MORE

Varied Editions Featured Artist: Andrea deBruijn
Open Studio Members’ Online Gallery

An initiative of Open Studio’s Membership Committee, this online art gallery showcases the work of Open Studio members on a rotating basis. Check out our social media channels for upcoming posts and look out for the hashtag: #VariedEditions. This month we will be posting work by Andrea deBruijn.

View our new space!

Thanks to the generous support from the City of Toronto through the Culture Build Investment Program and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Open Studio has been able to undergo numerous renovations this summer. We are excited to unveil our new space to the public and look forward to seeing you September 14th.

Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto, the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.


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