Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall
Aimée Henny Brown, Saskia Jetten, Ross Kelly, Colin Lyons and Kathleen Ritter will introduce their art practice and discuss their process for their works in the Transference exhibition. The exhibition investigates the aesthetic and formal criteria specific to contemporary print media, while highlighting challenges and opportunities digital technology presents to the function and process of the medium and its contribution to the conceptual construction of artworks. Underlying the works is the notion of image transfer as well as the transference of meaning supported and sometimes led by digital technologies.
Moderated by guest curator Hannamari Jalovaara.
Opening Reception of the exhibition to immediately follow.
Free admission, everyone welcome to attend.
Born and raised in Western Canada, Aimée Henny Brown completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, focusing on print and book media. After moving to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2005, she obtained her Masters in Fine and Media Arts at NSCAD University in 2007. Aimée’s artistic practice engages archives, research and printed matter to place historical content within her contemporary visual art practice. She has received several awards and grants, notably the Joseph Beuys Scholarship for Artistic Merit and several Canada Council Production Grants. Her performances and bookworks have been featured at the AGO presentation space and Vancouver Art Book Fair.
Saskia Jetten is a contemporary Dutch printmaker who immigrated to Canada a few years ago and now resides in the Fraser Valley. Jetten works in a wide variety of media including graphite, woodcut, and stone lithography, as well as materials such as silks and ceramics. Her work touches on themes related to theatre, identity, and inter-personal relationships, and she often uses the face (or the mask) as a starting point for an artwork. Continually pushing the boundaries of printmaking, Jetten has exhibited widely in both Europe and Canada, and has received numerous prizes, most notably the ‘Grafiek Nu 10’ Dutch Printmaking Award. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Alain Piroir Studio Residency Prize in Montreal, Quebec, as well as being included in the International Contemporary Print Biennale in Trois Rivieres, Quebec.
Ross Kelly is an Irish born Vancouver-based artist who has Master of Applied Arts Degree, from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and a Diploma in Photography from both Focal Point School of Photography, Vancouver, B.C and New York Institute of Photography. He has recently exhibited at Charles H. Scott Gallery, Art Beatus Gallery, Gallery 295 and The Remington Gallery.
Colin Lyons was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1985. He received his BFA from Mount Allison University (2007) and MFA in printmaking from University of Alberta (2012). He has been the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, SSHRC, and The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Recent projects have been presented at Platform Stockholm (Sweden), The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, Minnesota), OBORO (Montreal, QC), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), SPACES (Cleveland, Ohio), CIRCA art actual (Montreal, QC), Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (Dawson City, YT), and Centre (Hamilton, ON).
Kathleen Ritter is an artist based in Vancouver and Paris. Her art practice broadly explores questions of visibility, especially in relation to systems of power, language and technology. Working across mediums of video, sound and print, Ritter investigates relationships between politics and aesthetics, between specific histories and contemporary experience, and between the space of the museum and the street. She was an artist in residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions took place at G Gallery, Toronto, and Battat Contemporary, Montréal, both in 2014.
Above: Aimée Henny Brown, "Futur Proche Refuge (detail)", 2017, Archival Pigment print on Tyvek, hand-cut original, (50 x 185 cm).