Virtual Talk Series: Exploring Intaglio – Making Conceptual Magic

Various Dates – June 2023
Print London, Online

Throughout the month of June, PRINT LONDON presents a series of virtual artist talks by Canadian artists who are working with intaglio in new and exciting ways. Grounded in the language of printmaking, these three Ontario-based artists will discuss their work with one of the oldest printmaking techniques in the context of their wider artistic practices. Each has manipulated this magical medium in fresh and inspiring ways as a means of expressing contemporary ideas and issues.

Thursday, June 1st – 7:00 p.m. EDT

Elizabeth D’Agostino works in a range of media including printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Based out of Toronto, her current work explores the environmental discussions surrounding biodiversity and urban growth. Images are characterized as archetypes, which evolve into fictitious environments, constructing conversations between living and non-living things. Relationships between print media and sculpture are inspired by interspecies communication and the subjects are extracted from their current environments and assigned new roles within a fabricated landscape.

Elizabeth’s work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally and her work can also found in many private and public collections including the University of Changchun Jilin, China; Bibliotheque et Archives Nationales, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Manly Art Gallery and Museum, New South Wales, Australia; Department of Foreign Affairs Canada; Toronto Pearson International Airport and Ernst and Young, Canada, the High Commission of Canada (Canada House, Ontario Room), United Kingdom and Embassy of Canada, Copenhagen. She holds a BFA from the University of Windsor and a MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA.

Photo credit Anna Gaby-Trotz

Thursday, June 15th – 7:00 p.m. EDT

Based in Toronto, Emma Nishimura works with a variety of media, including printmaking, photography, sculpture and installation. Her work addresses ideas of memory and loss that are rooted within family stories and inherited narratives. For the past decade, Emma’s research and art practice has focused on the experiences her family and thousands of other Japanese Canadians endured throughout their forced incarceration during the Second World War. Her work explores this history and the reverberations these experiences have had throughout the subsequent generations.

Emma has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is in a number of public and private collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Japanese Canadian National Museum and the Library of Congress. She is the recipient of the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018. Emma received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her BA from the University of Guelph. Emma is an Assistant Professor and the Chair of Photography, Printmaking and Publications at OCAD University.

Thursday, June 29th – 7:00 p.m. EDT

Working from his home studio in Peterborough, Ontario, Tim Laurin focuses on exploring the possibilities of printmaking, experimenting with new approaches to traditional methods and expanding his visual language. His printmaking practice includes intaglio as well as large-format woodcut prints, and mokuhanga prints. As a member of the Metis Nation of Ontario, he often draws on his connection to history and nature in his work.

Tim graduated from Sheridan College School of Design in 1985 and later earned a graduate degree in Print from York University. He was a founding member of PRNT, a print collective in Barrie Ontario and he recently retired from Georgian College where he led the Printmaking department. His work is found in several public collections in Canada such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Burlington, and Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives. He was awarded the second prize in Print London’s The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition (TOMPE2022).

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For further information, please contact Joscelyn Gardner / Cindi Talbot
Tel: 226 374 9612

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