On View: OSA Editions
Presented by: The Ottawa Arts Council - 2 Daly Ave.
Print works by:
Colin Muir Dorward, Dil Hildebrand, Danny Hussey, Natasha Mazurka, Leslie Reid, Andrew Smith, Jinny Yu
Curated by: Guillermo Trejo
Oct 24 - Nov 21, 2014
Reception: Oct 24, 5 to 8 pm
Location: Micaela Fitch Room, 2 Daly Ave.
The Ottawa School of Art has the only complete printmaking studio in the city of Ottawa. The main function of the studio is to provide students and OSA members the possibility to learn printmaking techniques and include this medium in their regular artistic practices.
The lack of printmaking studios, both public or private, in the city has hindered the popularity of this medium in Ottawa. For that reason, in 2013 I started a pilot project called OSA Editions. This project consists of inviting professional artists who are not printmakers to make prints with my help and supervision. The ultimate goal is to promote printmaking while allowing artists to experience printmaking techniques and explore how these same can be integrated in their art practice.
The next step for OSA Editions is to formalize it as an ongoing part of the Ottawa School of Art as a mentorship program. This would allow the students to learn more about printmaking while giving them the hands-on experience of seeing a professional artist at work.
OSA Editions started in the summer of 2013 with a print from Colin Muir Dorward, a winner of the 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, since then the studio has hosted, Jinny Yu, Leslie Ried, Natasha Mazurka, Andrew Smith, Dil Hildebrand, Danny Hussey, and Tami Galili Ellis.
The upcoming exhibition at the Ottawa Arts Council will be the launch of this project and the introductory public presentation of the first set of prints produced by guest artists at the OSA print studio.
Come meet the artists at the opening reception for OSA Editions on Octobre 24, 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on display October 24 to November 21, by appointment or by chance during office hours.
Text: Guillermo Trejo
Photos: Stéphane Lauzon