Printmakers from London and Barbados Featured in Joint Exhibitions

Two groups of artists, two countries, two exhibitions and a medium are celebrated simultaneously.

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Two groups of artists, two countries, two exhibitions and a medium are celebrated simultaneously.

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In Two Places is a printmaking exhibition which opens at Satellite Project Space on Dundas Street on Wednesday and features works by artists from the London area and Barbados where the exhibition will open simultaneously in St. George at the Brighton Storeroom gallery.

The exhibition features works by 16 artists from both countries – 10 from the London area and six from Barbados – sponsored by each country’s embassies as part of a cultural exchange.

“I’m from Barbados so I have a gallery connection there and it seemed like a natural thing to do,” said Jocelyn Gardner, Founder and Chairman of Print London.

“It allows us to meet other artists, see what they are doing, share and exchange ideas while reaching a wider audience.”

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Artists whose works are featured in the exhibition include Canadians Sandie Collins, Carol Cooper, Alysa-Beth Engel, Joscelyn Gardner, Phyllis Gordon, Laine Groeneweg, Jen Hamilton, Gosia Martyniak, Eric Mummery and Cindi Talbot, as well as Barbadians Bethany Pile, Estelle Thompson, Kraig Yearwood, Dennis de Caires, Versia Harris and Mark King.

Barbados’ High Commissioner to Canada, HE Gline Clarke, will attend the opening reception on Thursday in London, along with several artists, and the Canadian High Commissioner will host a reception simultaneously in Barbados. Other sponsors include the London Arts Council and the City of London, Museum London and Fanshawe College.

A 50-page color exhibition catalog with essays by artist, writer and curator Patrick Mahon, professor of visual arts at Western University, and Canadian-Barbadian writer and art historian Allison Thompson will be thrown at the opening reception at both locations.

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Following the reception, on June 25, there will be a panel discussion on the exhibition at 5 p.m. online on the Print London Facebook page, the panel discussion including Mahon and Thompson and the artists. Visit the website for more information and a link to the event.

Printmaking is a process where an image is created by woodcut, etching or lithography which is then transferred to paper or fabric.

Satellite Project Space is a joint venture between Western University, Fanshawe College and Museum London.

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What: In Two Places, an exhibition featuring the work of printmakers from the London area and Barbados, where the exhibition is also held

When: Until July 2 with an opening on Thursday at 5 p.m. and an online round table on June 25 at 5 p.m.

Where: Satellite Project Space, 121 Dundas St.


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