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Printopolis Publication - Regular Edition
Printopolis Publication - Regular Edition

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The Printopolis publication focuses on critical discourse surrounding the current state of printmaking in Toronto and further afield. Inspired by the 2010 print symposium hosted by Toronto’s Open Studio, one of Canada’s leading artist-run print centres (established in 1970), the volume considers contemporary print culture from a range of perspectives – collecting, material artifacts and the archive, pedagogy, print technologies, repetition, social activism and intervention, and public space. It also includes essays reflecting on Open Studio’s 45-year history, as well as artist pages specifically designed for the publication. A limited edition of 50 books, including a portfolio of original artworks, has been produced as a fundraising initiative for the studio. Printopolis aims to expand the current body of literature on contemporary print culture, exploring graphic media as an ever-evolving field of inquiry, experimentation and artistic practice.

Editors: Tara Cooper and Jenn Law Contributors: Barbara Balfour, Jennifer Bhogal, Philippe Blanchard, A.A. Bronson, Yael Brotman, Tara Cooper, Dave Dyment, Joscelyn Gardner, Shannon Gerard, Libby Hague, J.P. King, Caroline Langill, Jenn Law, Lorna Livey, Michelle Lewin, Patrick Mahon, Kristen McCree, Kristie MacDonald, Liz Menard, Heidi Overhill, Luke Painter, Liz Parkinson, Richard Sewell, Lisa Deanne Smith, Penelope Stewart, Jeannie Thib, Mary Tremonte (JustSeeds), Daryl Vocat, and Adam Welch.

Overview of Publication:
Jennifer Bhogal: Preface
Tara Cooper and Jenn Law: Introduction
Barbara Balfour: The ‘What’ and the ‘Why’ of Print
Tara Cooper Interview with JP King and Kirsten McCrea
Dave Dyment: Short-Lived Phenomena
Caroline Langill: Overallness and Technological Tensions in the Work of Three Contemporary Printmakers
Jenn Law: Notes From the Margins of Empire
Michelle Lewin: Northern Printmaking in Canada: A Case Study of Success
Patrick Mahon: The Machine that Makes the Artist, Part 2: Repetition, Education and Artistic Formation
Heidi Overhill Interview with AA Bronson
Luke Painter Interview with Mary Tremonte (Just Seeds)
Liz Parkinson: Lost and Found: The Recovery of Wonder in Collection and Display
Lisa Deanne Smith: Queen Anne’s Lace: Rocky Dobey, Deadboy and Swoon
Adam Welch: Collage or Perish: Arranging General Idea’s Printed Matter

Open Studio: 45 Years
Kristie MacDonald: The Open Studio Print Archive: Archiving Within An Artist-Run Centre
Liz Menard: Mapping 45 Years
Richard Sewell: Open Studio Begins 1970-1979
Lorna Livey: Memories of Open Studio 1980-1989
Yael Brotman: Potluck: A Re-imagined Story Based on True Memories 1990-1999
Shannon Gerard: Twenty-Ought-Tickety-Boo, Open Studio in the 00s

10 x 8.5 in. 250 pgs approx.
ISBN: 978-0-9690485-3-4

**The cost does not include shipping. We will contact you to obtain payment for shipping after we have received your order. Books can also be picked up at Open Studio during office hours. PLEASE NOTE THAT TAX IS ALREADY APPLIED (GST 5%) IN THE PRICE **