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"A Graphic Eye: Prints and Drawings from the Permanent Collection"
2004-07-22 until 2004-09-12
Art Gallery of Mississauga
A Graphic Eye brings together over forty prints and drawings from the Permanent Art Collection of the Art Gallery of Mississauga. The Gallery has a relatively young Collection. The Art Gallery began collecting in 1994 and the Permanent Art Collection now numbers over three hundred and sixty artworks. With a focus on Canadian contemporary art, The Art Gallery has prints and drawings by such established artists as Christopher Pratt, Rita Letendre, Claude Breeze, Robert Houle, Kim Adams, Harold Klunder, Libby Hague, Louis de Niverville and Graham Coughtry represented in their Collection. Many of these works have never been exhibited in the Gallery.
A Graphic Eye gives the Gallery the opportunity to display a wide variety of prints from almost every print medium as well as a range of drawings featured in the Gallery's holdings. It offers a chance to expand on various printmaking techniques as well as to clarify the misunderstood concept of the original print. Although not selected around a specific theme, A Graphic Eye includes works in most print media: serigraphs, lithographs, intaglio, and wood block prints.
A video component complements the exhibition and explains how each of the major fine art prints are created. The basic printmaking techniques are outlined step by step.
Several drawings, recently added to the Collection, will also be featured. Drawings by the ChromaZone Collective as well as large format drawings by Cathy Daley and Ted Fullerton will be exhibited along with those of Mississauga artists Jiri Ustohal, Heather Grindley, and Tom La Pierre.
This eclectic arrangement of prints and drawings will delight, educate, surprise and amuse. There is something here for everyone.
Tabula (ed. 4/5), 1993
linocut on mulberry paper, ink
5 panels, 121 x 91 cm each
Donated by the artist, 1995 [918.104.22.168 to 922.214.171.124]