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Printmaking, eh?: Four Artists Expanding the Boundaries
May 25 - July 20, 2012
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

Four of the artists in the previously announced exhibition are also showing concurrently and for a longer period at the Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery in Tokyo.

The Exhibition Announcement states in part:

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present an exhibition in its Prince Takamado Gallery entitled Printmaking, eh?: Four Artists Expanding the Boundaries featuring works by Western Canada based artists who take experimental approaches to printmaking.

Steven Dixon of Alberta together with Wayne Eastcott, Davida Kidd and Michiko Suzuki of British Columbia share the common thread of consideration of the human condition in the 21st century. Dixon explores the consequences of human endeavour via the artefact/archival landscape while Eastcott pursues the interconnection of contemporary technology, humankind and nature. Kidd dwells on the internal - the dreams, guilt and passion of the inhabitants of our culture and Suzuki is concerned with the fragility and future of young women.

All of these artists are or have been associated with the Art Institute, Printmaking at Capilano University, three of them in a teaching capacity. All have been mentioned on this blog in the past regarding some of their exhibitions so if interested in learning more about them, please do a search, located at the bottom of the left bar.

(The above image is not in the exhibition, just a crop from a proof of my own to provide a decoration here.)

Updated Aug.3rd, 2012: Please see the videos.

Marja-Leena | 15/05/2012 | 3 comments
themes: Art Exhibitions, Art Institute (Printmaking), Printmaking


What a fine concept is international art sharing. I've been a big fan of Japanese art for a long time and a recent favorite is Hayashi Shigeki. He's not a print maker but you might enjoy seeing some of his QP dolls.

I know what you mean about mailing costs here as I've discovered to my chagrin. Sending little presents to friends has always been one of my favorite things to do but I've had to cut back.

I'm glad you got to see those pieces. There are some very interesting ceramicists these days.