Concordia artists feature strongly in a new exhibition at Gallery
418, organized to showcase growing ties between major Montreal professional
printmaking studio Atelier Circulaire and the Studio Arts Department.
The show is the result of an initiative last April by studio arts technicians
Lyne Bastien and Stephanie Russ to foster greater interaction between
Concordia art students and artists in the field.
Concordia is represented by works by graduate students Ericka Palma and
Luke Painter and undergraduates Katie Lyle, Andrée-Anne Labelle
and Lauren Bunker, as well as Kiki Athanassiadis, Nadine Bariteau and
Maria Chronopoulos, Concordia graduates who volunteer as monitors in the
departments workshops in exchange for use of facilities.
Called La gravure contemporaine, the exhibition is a diverse display
of three-dimensional, book, photographic and digital works, as well as
art made with traditional processes. Its very varied and shows
a lot of whats happening in printmaking today, Russ said.
Further to the exhibition, Russ and Bastien have arranged an artist exchange.
Since January, two professional artists from Atelier Circulaire have been
working in Concordias studios, and three students will have access
to Circulaires studios and professional equipment over the next
Access to a professional shop gives students important exposure to contemporary
printmaking artists and practices, helping bridge their transition from
students to artists in the professional art world, Russ said.
La gravure contemporaine runs from Feb. 8-22 at Gallery 418, in the
Belgo Building at 372 Ste. Catherine W., with a vernissage on Sat., Feb.
8, from 3-5 p.m.