Centre for Print and Media Arts in Hamilton and VibraFusionLab in London, Ontario present Hear Feel See What!, a collaborative speculative soundscape and interactive installation. Five artists from Hamilton, London, and Toronto, including hearing, hard of hearing and Deaf artists, and an archivist co-authored a piece that captures and documents both the audio and vibrations of historical, existing, and future sounds of Hamilton and London.
This multi-site exhibition specializes in the exploration of “vibrotactility” in technology, investigating it as a creative medium, with a capacity to combine visual, audio and tactile elements into a highly emotional and sensorial art practice. In considering accessible technologies as creative tools and mediums through VibraFusionLab the works of these seven artists explore the bridging of methods of communication and language and of interpreting or transforming one modality to another.
the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon features a selection of video and sound works that showcase Madsen Minax's experimental approach to filmmaking and issues of representation. Informed by documentary, science fiction, magical realism, and fantasy, Minax employs the tropes of each within his practice to create works that operate outside of the categories of classification.
This collection of work explores the nature, defining characteristics, and importance of the third place in our modern lives along with thriving examples from abroad that we appreciate viscerally. “The third place”, a term coined by Ray Oldenburg to describe the informal public spaces where people congregate outside of home, the “first” place in our lives, and our workplaces, the “second”.
20 Minutes of Action accompanies the ArtChange Conference
ArtChange: Unmasking Rape Culture explores the intersection of contemporary art, gender, and sexuality through the lens of scholars, performances, and visual artists.
Becky Katz - And We Won't Give It A Name
And We Wont Give It A Name is a psychedelic mixed media exploration of the [non] conceptions of reality and existence we experience through our senses.
Stephanie Sikma - Static Activity
This collection of lino-cut prints represents the artist's ongoing fascination with using positive and negative space to generate images that are both static and active.
*Opening Reception will take place at Sam Lawrence Park*
Centre is excited to celebrate Canada 150 exploring the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve - the Niagara Escarpment - with an interactive art exhibit in Sam Lawrence Park and a banner installation on Concession Street.
Artists Michele Pearson Clarke and Erika DeFreitas maintain independent art practices yet both explore shared themes of mourning, loss, and the textures of language in their work. Their two-person exhibition at Centre for Print and Media Arts showcases work in video, photography and textiles, and highlights each respective artist’s unique approach to navigating the fraught processes of bereavement and rituals of lamentation.
Wendi Ruth’s print-based practice touches on issues of nostalgia, family, geography, and cultural identity. In her most recent body of work, ¡Pa'delante Mestizaje!, the artist explores her own hybridized identity as a U.S. citizen whose family originates from Mexico.
Willet’s Windsor Yeast explores the post-industrial landscape, and reveals the microorganisms that coexist here with us. Balfour’s Indecisive Green delights in the perceptual subjectivity of communicating via fiction.
The images in this exhibition are of everyday people who had a brief interaction with Potter. For that one moment they made eye contact and had a brief candid encounter with each other that has been documented for posterity.
Elissa always strives to bring urgency and energy to her work and her loose, gestural line leaves an almost unfinished end result. Images that depict nature and the living world, whether showing animal, human or botanical can be brought to "life".
Fusing printmaking, sculpture, video, & chemical experiments, this project reintroduces the evidence of labour into the restoration process: the act of polishing bringing a sharpened awareness to the work that was once performed with these fragments.
Though somewhat minimal, the images seem filled with subtle complexity, perhaps even a bit of mystery, capturing moments in a space redolent with history; the history of those who lived here, and of Kraków, Poland itself.
"Effections" is a video series composed of digital prints illustrating different written narratives within public and domestic spaces. Each video is composed of thousands of digital prints reconstituted as individual scenes of a real-time video.
Taken from Case’s personal archive, these posters form a kind of retrospective of the prolific production of Merchguy Screen Printing, as well as offering a glimpse into the musical landscape of the region during Merchguy’s decade of operation.
A theme in Amanda McKinney's work is a concern for the steady disappearance of nature in our local environment and how that will effect the population long term. The materials chosen are a reaction to time and the environment in which we live.
The disappearance of honeybees and the effect it has had on our ecosystem has been Stephanie's main focus. She has created 398 individual bees, each printed from one of 27 linoblocks on washi, hand-coloured and contour cut for installation.
Andrea Kita shares her photographs to convey a sense of place and inspire contemplation about the seven continents represented in her work. This collection of photographs provides a glimpse of the diversity both across and within the continents.
-Home (Hyphenated Home) is a group exhibition, co-presented by Centre and Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, that explores how the hyphenated identities of first generation immigrants locate the complex notion of home in the liminal spaces between
Centre3’s Members’ Gallery presents “Art is the Nu Steel”. The exhibition features the work of students currently participating in the Nu Steel Arts Education program at Centre3 and will include hand-printed t-shirts and works on paper.
BLOOM is a Wunderkammer of industrial ecology — explorations into locally-derived textile dyeing and shells of fauna cast from consumer packaging call us to reevaluate our relationship to the manufactured. Thea Haines and Uta Riccius trace obverse pa
Sabina Rak studies what is around her: objects, people and events and she interprets them as codes. She searches for the essence of that which she observes in order to understand it; she then decodes it and recodes it in visual terms.
Jeanette Johns is from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and her fascination with landscape is based in her prairie roots. She combines both empirical and theoretical knowledge to explore the intersection with attributes of mathematics, patterning and geometry.
Blueprints is an exhibition that explores notions of place, and the relationships that develop between an individual and his/her surroundings. Featuring works by: Colin Lyons Christian Chapman Carlos Granados Ocón Dax Morrison Jennifer Linton
Claudette Losier is doing series of paintings is abstracting the inner and outer reality revealing reflections of nature and memory to evoke a sense of place. Claudette’s paintings are rooted in the physical world but are altered through the process.
QEW/403 West to Hamilton combines two projects as an installation: In the first project, nine dry point prints interpret David Milne’s Canadian landscapes in the hybridized landscapes that surround a 69km highway route from Toronto to Hamilton.
The CT-International Print Biennial offers a broad survey of printmaking techniques by artists from printmaking centres in Canada and Cuba. The project was initiated by St. Catherine’s Tobey Anderson and Hamilton’s Alan Flint.
The Road Sign Project is an outdoor art project presented by Centre3, Hamilton, ON, in partnership with Atelier Imago in Moncton, NB. Signs by sixteen artists, posted in various Hamilton locations (and in Centre3's storefront gallery)
Tanja asks a lot of questions. In fact, she is regularly told that she asks questions people have never been asked before. Exploration is a series of eight paintings that embody this hungry curiosity in existence and states of being.
somewhere between is an exhibition of works by June Pak and Louise Noguchi. Featuring collaborative and solo works in video and text, the exhibition is an exploration of the liminal space that exists between the filmic realm and the real.
Wherever You’re Going I’m Going Your Way is an exhibition of photography, video, and mixed media works that investigate the inherent reciprocity of the relationship between First Nations peoples and place as relating to land rights, sovereignty, and
The Anthropocene (from the Greek anthros, human, and cene, new) is an informal geological term coined recently by scientist Paul Crutzen, denoting the era where human activities have begun to have a noticeable impact on the Earth’s ecosystems.
Cut Wood responds to the passage of time and is informed by notions of process. As is evidenced by the textural quality of the resulting prints, the laborious use of woodcut reduction techniques emphasizes physicality, gesture and tactility.
New Works is a sampling of the artist’s recent mixed media works on plywood. Seemingly random materials like stickers and fake plastic rocks come together with layers of intuitive screen-printing that depict scenes of ‘nature’ and its inhabitants.
(buli) continues to explore Brendan Fernandes’ investigations into the dilemmas and codes that language creates through the lens of ethnicity. Through this exhibition he will look at Dada writing fashions that play on repetition and nonsensicality.
Artists Sandra Brewster, Stephen Fakiyesi and Camille Turner challenge notions of “blackness” and representation. Sandra Brewster’s series of mixed media silk screens juxtapose portraits and silhouettes of young men in “bad boy” poses.
Four Corners represents the four corners of a room, wall, picture frame, image, and the view finder which enables the artist to take images from the four corners of the world.Studio 12 is a photographic artists’ collective founded in 2009.
“Core Images 2” is the culminating exhibition from The Print Studio’s two Art Education Programs: Artists in the Schools & Schools in the Studio and ECO Art. These programs bring artists into the schools and bring schools into the studio.
Life Models showcases the strange and toy-like images of Toni Hafkenschied. Employing a tilt-shift lens and film that saturates colour, the artist transforms real-life, unedited landscapes into vibrant miniatures that recall the model train sets.
Bling! is a humourous response to our economic downturn and is a satirical questioning of our consumerist social values. The candy colored gems are a playful irony of our culture of excess and acquisitions of status and luxury.
Hamilton artist Delio Delgado's exhibition Words, Disguises and Other Things – part of the series On Surface – recharges found images. Layering maps, architectural drawings and photographs with silkscreen, etching and relief prints.
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