PRINTMAKERS MARK CityScape Community ArtSpace

Barb Choit / Brigitte Potter-Mael / Fu-Chen (Edward) Juan / Gerri York / Gillian Armitage / Jocelyn Barrable Segal / Marie Price / Mariko Ando / Maya Gulin / Molly Gray / Richard Tetrault / Rick Herdman / Xavier Charbonneau Gravel

In 'Printmakers Mark', the artists tell stories, educate and express their ideas through variety of print media, from silkscreen, wood, metal and plastic. Journey through this dynamic celebration of printmaking presented in partnership with Crafted Vancouver.

An exhibition exploring printmaking in its many forms
Edward Fu-Chen, Brandywine Meadow, Silkscreen on cotton blend paper

Gerri York

"Materials and their collaboration with photography interests me a great deal and the qualities of light, transparency and materiality are consistent aspects unifying the images from both series. In this recent body of work, Botanica, I am continuing to explore “photograms” in the photographic darkroom. The resulting black and white photo images are combined as multiple images, scanned and printed as digital pigment prints.".

Image: Gerri York, Orchid_1_vii,Digital Archival Pigment Print

Mariko Ando, Gracious insomnia, Intaglio

Molly Gray

Having grown up outside of the city, surrounded by trees and farmland, my art is influenced by my life on the West Coast, often featuring the animals and nature that surround me.

Rooted in the belief that art can be both functional and aesthetic, my work explores a range of mediums—from linocut and screen-printed stationary and crafted pillows to limited edition hand pulled prints and original paintings."

Image: Molly Gray, The Mighty Gouge, Linocut relief print

Xavier Charbonneau Gracel, L’homme éléphant, Mezzotint
Rick Herdman, Deer Lake 1914, Woodcut Print
Jocelyn Barrable, Floating Iris, Segal Digital transfer and Stone Lithograph
Richard Tetrault, Leeward Drift #1, Woodcut and Collagraph
Gillian Armitage, Space, Form & Mondrian Quartet ll, Soap Ground Etching and Wood
Brigitte Potter-Mael, BC Grasses Series: Achnatherum nelsonii, Intaglio-woodcut, artist's technique from wooden matrix
Maya Gulin, Untitled, Monotype
Lonsdale Ferry (detail) by Rick Herdman
Barb Choit, Vintage Slingback Sandals Size 7.5 | Yellow 1970s Block Heel Sandal | 70s Boho Chunky Women's Leather Sandal | La Valleé | Made in Canada, Archival Pigment Print

Marie Price

I favour monoprints over multiples. Each piece is usually printed on Japanese Washi or Korean Hanji that is subsequently glued to a board, canvas or heavier printmaking paper. The thinness of these papers belies their strength, enhancing creative potential enormously, since portions of any plate can be printed on the washi and glued onto any other substrate leaving no discernible line. It also enables me to use portions of woodcut or digital imagery that I have done in the past and incorporate them into new work with a small amount of glue creating my mixed media mono prints."

Image: Marie Price, Exchanging Mazes for Labyrinths No 2, Print Collage

Clockwise from top: Xavier Charbonneau Gravel, Les jumeaux, Mezzotint, installation view, Edward Fu-Chen Juan, Rhus Glabra 蠟漆樹果, Silkscreen on dyed abacá paper
Richard Tetrault installation view

Contemporary printmaking equipment is often large, expensive and the processes are complex, where collectives commonly form to share knowledge and resources. Despite the diversity inherent in printmakers, they come together to share one common thread; the use of a matrix to transfer art onto a surface.

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