Thursday, October 21, 2010
Printopolis started today!
its the first canadian symposium on printmaking.
i checked into the gladstone hotel, and made my way to Open Studio (401 Richmond St.) for the registration to Printopolis... lots of printmaking activities on the menu for the next few days! i made my way to OCAD to view some fine art printed by steam roller. no kidding - just take a look at the pics!
i then made my way to the AGO to view some amazing prints in the Marvin Gelber Print and Drawing Study Center Open House... i was able to view some selected works from their collection, some of which included Mattisses, Weilands, a few prints from the Cape Dorset Collection, and many others... i then made my way to the Glenn Gould Studio for the Keynote address by Jose Roca. It was quite impressive. He talked about print making and contemporary art, and his recent work directing Philagraphika 2010. quite impressive!
i then made my way back to the hotel and decided to walk down queen street west and explore the art scene and any art openings along the way... i tried to find 936 queen street west - as i knew there was an opening featuring a few printmakers that i am fond of - and it was so tricky to find that i walked by it twice! i then decided to go into a restaurant to ask where this "other gallery" is located... turns out - the exhibition was in a winebago in the back of the restaurant. the exhibition was organized by Martha Street Studio and the Other Gallery and featured works by Micah Lexier, Jeff Ladouceur, Sylvia Matas, and several others... it was nice finding a unique little spot like that! who needs big museum or at galleries when you can display work in winnebagos... (especially with a nice fireplace inside!)