A Practical Guide to Localization | WITH/IN | Digital Now: Imprint

Exhibitions: June 10 – July 23, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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A Practical Guide to Localization
Native Art Department International

Courtesy of Native Art Department International.

The creative starting point for this exhibition, A Practical Guide to Localization, by Native Art Department International (NADI), is a custom-made traffic barrier that has been taken apart and re-assembled in an improvised fashion. This gesture counters the expected aesthetic experience of a centre primarily known for printmaking. The materially versatile works exhibited in A Practical Guide to Localization are informed by their shared interests in place, memory, and language. Through the exhibition, Indigenous verbal form is given visual form. It is intended to be a biographical space composed of objects, images, reflections and sensations.

Native Art Department International (NADI) is a long-term collaborative project created and administered by Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan that began in Brooklyn in 2016 and is now based in Toronto.

Please note that NADI will also present a Print Speak artist talk on Thursday, June 30, 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm EDT via Eventbrite.

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PROJECT SPACE

WITH/IN
Nix Burox, Victoria Day, Rachael Dodgson, Jessica Palmer

Victoria Day, Mirage (detail), 2022, screenprint collage, 1/1, 38.25” x 50.5”.

What are individual, cultural, and societal associations with belonging, and how does its absence shape our expectations and identities? Whether direct or obtuse, these connections invite a multitude of concurrent themes, including longing, vulnerability, and reclamation.

How does one define and respond to intimacy and connection at a time when, in the wake of the pandemic, interpersonal relationships are more isolated and digitally focused than ever?

WITH/IN is a group exhibition that includes artists Nix Burox, Victoria Day, Rachael Dodgson, and Jessica Palmer.

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FEATURE WALL

Digital Now: Imprint
Jasmin-Nicole Amoako, Megan Feheley, and Sonali Menezes

Sonali Menezes, to run my fingers through you baby pt. 2 (detail), 2022, screenprint, edition 3⁄4, 13” x 17”. Image credit: Angela Piere Segovia.

This exhibition presents new work by artists Jasmin-Nicole Amoako, Megan Feheley, and Sonali Menezes, created while participating in Open Studio’s inaugural Virtual REsidency program. These three emerging artists spent six weeks developing ideas and learning printmaking processes both virtually through digital learning and engagement and in-person at Open Studio. The new prints in this exhibition result from the opportunity to Re-search, Re-present, Re-vitalize, and Re-envision their artistic practice.

Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of these residencies through their Digital Now fund.

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FUTURE PROOF
A virtual auction in support of Open Studio

Bidding continues until June 9, 5:00 pm EDT

Now’s your chance to bid on some fantastic artwork while supporting a great cause! A reminder that Open Studio’s FUTURE PROOF Virtual Auction runs until June 9! Place your bids until 5 pm EDT.

All funds raised go back to support Open Studio’s charitable mission of providing artists with professional development opportunities, including residencies (current call for submissions due June 28), talks, exhibitions and access to a well-equipped artist-run printmaking centre.

Help us secure the future of print by placing your bid today!

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About Open Studio

Open Studio, Toronto, is an Artist-Run Centre (ARC) dedicated to contemporary print. We offer accessible, inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists and the public from across Canada and abroad. We support artists in the creation and exhibition of contemporary print in an open-minded, safe and collaborative environment. Our vision is to shape the exploration of print as essential, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture and creative thought. Open Studio is a non-profit, charitable organization.

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