(left) Hannamari Jalovaara: Identical Witness intaglio 30 x 60 cm.
(right) Taiga Chiba: My Return to the Cambrian Sea-16 monotype 52 x 77cm.

RETURN is an exhibition of etchings and monotypes by Hannamari Jalovaara and Taiga Chiba at Malaspina Printmakers Gallery on Granville Island, Vancouver from March 21st to April 16th. Everyone is welcome to attend the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 23, 7 to 9pm.

Here’s the exhibition statement: Visual metaphors of hidden worlds is the common theme for both artists here as they recall places they have resided in physically and how these different worlds still reside within them mentally. The results are rich colourful layers, playful and delicate compositions, all seeming to tell a story. Each image deriving from deep within these two artists’ senses, perhaps even allowing them to ‘…return whilst being away.’

Japanese-Canadian Vancouver-based artist Taiga has been mentioned here many times, most recently regarding his other exhibition presently on at Dundarave Printmakers.

Hannamari Jalovaara was born in Finland, and spent her formative years in France, Ireland, Singapore and Thailand. She currently resides in Vancouver and works at Malaspina’s print workshop and continues to exhibit in Finland and internationally. Learn more about Hannamari at moon gecko.

UPDATE March 22nd:
Taiga is also having a slide presentation at Malaspina. He will show some slides from Bhopal, where he did an artist residency last fall.
Slide presentation by Taiga Chiba
The Bharat Bhavan Artist in Residency in Bhopal, India
Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Granville Island
March 30th, 6 PM.

March 21, 2006 in Art Exhibitions, Other artists, Printmaking by Marja-Leena