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Eastcott/Suzuki at Bellevue


INTERCONNNECTION, Wayne Eastcott and Michiko Suzuki's collaborative printmaking project is opening in Bellevue Gallery next week. This is a recently opened new gallery that is celebrating its grand opening with this exhibition, to be introduced by renowned Canadian artist Gordon Smith.

OPENING: Thursday, September 28th, 2006 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition continues to October 29th, 2006
Bellevue Gallery, 2475 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver, BC

Some excerpts from the exhibition statement:

"This exhibition is the result of a collaboration that we commenced in 2002. However, the first work was not complete until the fall of 2003 because we spent many months trying to really understand each other's interests, ideas and aesthetics. We wanted it to be a true collaboration and not merely two artists working on the same piece of paper.

The project is called INTERCONNECTION because it represents an interconnection on many levels: between ourselves as individuals, our cultures (Canada/Japan), the classical and technological forms, even the paper (classic Japanese Washi or Western papers etc.). Finally the works are brought to completion by another interconnection: that between our pieces and the viewer."

Please read more about these two printmakers' collaboration in two articles written on August 23rd, 2004 and October 31st, 2005.

Marja-Leena | 21/09/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking


Sounds like a great show. I love that image on the invitation too!

Elise, it will be a great show, I wish you could see it.

Wondrous, wondrous stuff! How I wish I could see the real things. Both the idea of the collaboration and the results are inspiring, and I shall return to spend more time reading your previous blogs which I had not encountered before, and looking at the artists' images online. Thank you.

Omega, it gives me great pleasure when something I post here gives others pleasure! Thank you for writing.