I am NSCAD – Alumni Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery
Closing reception October 9th: http://visualartsnews.ca/exhibitions/i-am-nscad/
NOCTURNE – October 17th
So, no posts since day two! My hard drive is failing and trying to get online is an exercise in frustration – like it’s 1995 and my computer has decided the internet was just invented.
Here’s where trying to add photos makes me throw the computer through the window…
Back to hand setting type.
It’s amazing what a residency will restore in you. Just being given time to think is an amazing gift in itself.
Here’s my happy place – the type setting room:
And I learned how to use the Vandercook 3 (not actually that different than the Vandercook I’m used to, just manual rather than automatic).
Most important: work got made!
Finally made it to Rosendale, New York and the Women’s Studio Workshop after an epic 14 hour road trip from Halifax to New York City (epic largely due to the addition of a 3 year old in the back seat…). But, we’re here!
(Actually Fin and Sam aren’t anymore, as they are continuing on to Sam’s parents in Vankleek Hill, Ontario – much to Fin’s horror – and will be back next week. Wish Sam luck…)
This is the studio building:
And here’s where we’re living!
We have a great little space (actually it’s pretty big) at the back with our own washroom and then we share the kitchen and sitting room with the gals upstairs (one other resident artist and two interns). It’s about 200 ft from the studio.
And, most important, here’s my little letterpress studio! I love it! I’m all tucked in a corner through another room and can just hide away and experiment/make mistakes etc. One of the intimidating things about doing a residency is that you’re always a little bit ‘on show’ with people watching what you’re up to, which can be a bit freaky when you’re trying stuff out – like how to use this Vandercook press, which is completely different than the one I use in Halifax at the Dawson Print Shop. It’s manual, for a start, so a lot of it doesn’t even look the same. But, it’s day one of 4 weeks, so…lots of time…
Very honoured to be in such great company:
IOTA: Gallery is a pop up shop and online gallery celebrating fourteen contemporary Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick artists and two Halifax commercial art gallery on Saturday, June 6th, as one of the Credit Union pop-up events. The represented contemporary artists are also represented in the IOTA: Gallery online and work in various disciplines such as printmaking, performance, painting, text-based, jewelry, and ceramics.
IOTA: Gallery Artists: Bruce Barber, Jordan Bennett, Mark Bovey, Sandra Brownlee, Lucie Chan, Amanda Dawn Christie, Cliff Eyland, Craig Leonard, Yorodeo, D’Arcy Wilson, and Kate Ward.
IOTA: featured galleries:
HERMES: presenting artist Barbara Lounder
Studio 21: presenting artists Carly Butler and Jason Holley
All are on panel – first 3 are 8 x 10 in., last is 9 x 12 in.