Print making breathes new life into old stories

Four artists that share gallery space will be at the McMillan Arts Centre on April 11 for the month's opening reception

In April, the McMillan Arts Centre will explore the exciting world of print making as an art form.

In the Concert and Oceanside galleries, there will be three artists. First will be Clive Powsey, who currently teaches drawing at North Island College and has worked in animated films and television. His exhibition, titled Transmitted Drawings, will feature hand-pulled prints that contain figurative elements and describe organisms with human qualities, or humans with the qualities of organisms.

Alongside Powsey, Sara Vipond will curate a duo exhibition of artists Sylwia Gustyn and Lukas Roy called Histories & Matter: Lukas J Roy and Sylwia Gustyn. In his work, Roy will appropriate, revive and alter the imagery and text of folktales and icons — breathing new life and posing new questions to these stories and images.

Gustyn, on the other hand, will focuse on the ways in which we interact with each other and the things around us shape the world we live in.

In the Nemeth Gallery, Inge Riis McDonald will present 20 Shades of Grey. The monochromatic photography exhibition showcases a different view of the world around us. “Colour often dominates the subject in your image and by removing it you force yourself to think more about composition, light and shadow, textures and the story you are telling with your photo,” said McDonald in a news release.

The exhibitions run at the MAC from April 1-26, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11 from 1-3:30 p.m. That day, the artists will be on hand to chat about their work and there will be a special presentation on printmaking techniques at 1:30 p.m.

For more information contact info@mcmillanartscentre.com or call 250-248-8185.

— NEWS Staff/MAC

 

 

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