Invisible Eyes

I want to see the world without the world seeing me.

Reduced a bit, and decided to gradient instead of doing another reduction.

Working on my first reduction print. And colour! It’s not so bad.

Working on my first reduction print. And colour! It’s not so bad.

goodthingsottawa:

You have to be brave enough to decide to be an artist but also you have to be in a community that pushes you.

-Printmaker / Instructor/ Curator of PUSH Guillermo Trejo

Shots from the vernissage of PUSH at studiosixtysix (Muriel St, just behind the apartment building at Bronson and Holmwood), featuring work from Guillermo’s Ottawa School of Art print class.  On until June 26th, definitely check it out for the craft, the ideas, the playfulness, the chance to see what’s in store from Ottawa’s newest generation of print makers.

Thanks goodthingsottawa

Productive monday. Old navy had a sale on basic tees/tanks so i stocked up (felt bad for the cashier though) I love when you ink up your print fot the first time and you get to see all the hard work pay off.

artandsciencejournal:

Local Coverage - PUSH: The New Printmakers

Contemporary printmaking practices live in an in-between space. As a medium, it is caught between its history and its relevance as a mode of expression. Printmaking is often thought of as a dying art, sometimes involving complicated processes and machinery that are no longer being manufactured. But, the relevance of printmaking as an art form is still present, as is shown by a new printmaking exhibition being held at Studio Sixty Six in Ottawa.

PUSH: The New Printmakers brings together several artists specializing in different types of printmaking. The works are comprised of linocuts, screen printing, woodcuts and relief prints.The artists included in the show are Melissa Blackman, Delphine Sullivan, Dante Penman, Claudia Gutierrez, Tegan Alston, Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre and Kimberly Edgar, all graduates from the Ottawa School of Art. While all the works are tied together by their medium and their black and white palette, each artist’s oeuvre addresses different artistic preoccupations, ranging from issues of identity, the idea of the specimen, to the relationship between landmarks and memory. 

For those who are interested in checking out the show, it will be open until June 26th. Click here for more information.

If you are interested in seeing interviews with the artists and gallery owner, click here.

-Lea Hamilton

Some photos from the opening of PUSH at Studio Sixty Six

Finally got this inked up and rolled a few prints out

Finally got this inked up and rolled a few prints out

Very excited to be in this show at Studio Sixty Six, not to mention I’m in good company. Also I’ve made my way back to the printroom so I’ll have some new stuff up here soon ( I’m sorry tumblr I’ve bee neglecting you)

Very excited to be in this show at Studio Sixty Six, not to mention I’m in good company. Also I’ve made my way back to the printroom so I’ll have some new stuff up here soon ( I’m sorry tumblr I’ve bee neglecting you)

I want to live in Orange Gallery’s new building.

I discovered you can still draw on canadian dollar bills. Also, a new lino with a child inside a bear!

I went to drop off another piece at the OAG (I sold one!) and ended up going to Colin White’s artist talk. I was awkwardly trapped in the next room for a bit while Jim Watson gave his speech ( hence the photo of their backs) but I was able to eventually squeeze around and I’m really happy I went ( I had seen the event posted somewhere, but I thought I had missed it so it was a pleasant surprise)

also: my computer is becoming more and more obsolete ( 7 yr old mac which I haven’t updated since I got it) so I am slowly getting shut out of tumblr ( I can’t ‘like’ or leave comments, among a few other things ( because I can’t update my browser.) Thankfully I can still post ( kind of)

http://colinwhitestudio.com/

Working hard or hardly working