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Passion and Trepidation

Ted Fullerton, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Stu Oxley

Curated By: Ingrid Mayrhofer

August 28 - October 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11

Like many contemporary Canadian visual artists, Ted Fullerton, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, and Stu Oxley employ drawing as a foundation for painting, sculpture, and printmaking . Responding equally to historical canons and current trends, they each express their passion for studio practices, and share trepidations concerning form and content through visual representation. Showcasing their prints together with works in other media, Passion & Trepidation challenges “the perception of printmaking at the margin of contemporary studio practice in North America.”

Sadko Hadzihasanovic studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia. He earned his MFA at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1984), and was a member of the Yugoslavian art group Zvono from 1982 until 1992. Hadziha- sanovic left war-torn Sarajevo for Canada in 1993. Currently, he teaches drawing at the University of Guelph, and at Georgian College (Barrie).

Ted Fullerton studied at the Ontario College of Art (Toronto) and conducted fieldwork in Latin America in the 1970s. He has worked in printmaking for more than 40 years, receiving numerous awards, commissions, and reviews. From 1978 to 2013, he was both a Professor, and the Coordinator of the Fine Art Program, at Georgian College’s School of Design and Visual Arts (Barrie).

Stu Oxley is represented by Paul Kuhn Gallery, Mira Godard Gallery, and Jennifer Kostiuk. He is a Master Printer and owner of Riverside Studio. Stu teaches printmaking and drawing at Georgian College.