Artist Talks: Friday, September 15, 2017, 6:00 — 7:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:00 — 9:00 PM
OPEN STUDIO GALLERY
Daniel Barrow and Kathleen Ritter
Visiting Artists Residency Exhibition
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, and gives an artist talk. These exhibitions are the result of this intensive work period.
The first of two Visiting Artists Residency exhibitions in 2017 (September 15 – October 14) will feature work by artists Daniel Barrow and Kathleen Ritter.
Daniel Barrow: Poem
Daniel Barrow has always been drawn to the idea of emoticons and has enjoyed watching the reintegration of small pictures into language. During his residency, Barrow challenged himself to create a large three-dimensional emoticon poem. Barrow would like to acknowledge the support of the Quebec Arts and Letters Council.
Kathleen Ritter: In Broad Daylight
Kathleen Ritter is currently based in Paris. Her research into the intersections of military technologies, camouflage, women’s movements, and art from the early twentieth century have resulted in an extended body of work. Ritter gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
For more information, please visit: openstudio.ca/exhibition/visiting-artists-exhibition-daniel-barrow-kathleen-ritter/
GEORGE GILMOUR MEMBERS' GALLERY
Jeannette Nguyen: In Development
Jeannette Nguyen’s work is illustrative and graphic in style, comical with strokes of whimsy. She works with themes revolving around subconscious anxieties often pertaining to nature, animals, the environment and our human relationship to these things.
For more information, please visit: openstudio.ca/exhibition/jeannette-nguyen-in-development/
PRINT SALES GALLERY
Group Exhibition: Playful Tangents
Playful Tangents is a group exhibition curated by Kelly Manikoth featuring work by artists who previously worked at Open Studio under the auspices of the Visiting Artist Residencies: Suzanne Nacha (2008 – 09), Endi Poskovic (2008 – 09), and Suzie Smith (2012 – 13).
For more information, please visit: openstudio.ca/exhibition/playful-tangents/
Featured artist: Anna Gaby-Trotz
An initiative of Open Studio’s Membership Committee, this online art gallery showcases the work of Open Studio members on a rotating basis. For more information, please visit: openstudio.ca/exhibition/varied-editions-featured-anna-gaby-trotz/.
All exhibitions will be on from September 15 — October 14, 2017.