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07 - 10 Dec. 2005

Art Basel Miami Beach '05

Sandy Plotnikoff
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Art Basel Miami Beach '10

Art Metropole attends Art Basel Miami Beach 05 for the first time from Dec 7 – 10, 2005 to display a great selection of contemporary artists’ books and multiples.

Art Metropole also hosted Sandy Plotnikoff’s “snaps” table, which was a big hit. Sandy wowed the crowds with his ongoing live snap and foil belt making.

Sandy Plotnikoff is a Toronto based artist. His practice is diverse and includes mixed media works, sculpture, and performance. Plotnikoff employs a variety of working methods, sometime collaborative, sometimes centered on found objects.

In 2001, Plotnikoff acquired an antique foil stamping press, found while surfing the online swapshop Craigslist. Using metal type and dies, the press was used commercially to emboss metallic foil lettering onto product packaging.

Plotnikoff began using the press to embellish a small series of paper products, ‘zines and collages, then moved onto stamping directly onto items such as cd jackets, books, stickers, food, napkins, coins, wallets, shoes, and furniture.

As the artist became more adept with the press, this ongoing series evolved into increasingly abstract foil treatments, Foil On Paper

Plotnikoff received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, in 1997. Three years late he co-founded the Laundry Line project space. In 2006 he was a Workshop facilitator at Decoding the Undertow in Halifax, NS. and the following year he was a session instructor at the University of Guelph.


1: Art Metropole Stand.
2: Ann Dean, Director of Art Metropole.
3: Sandy Plotnikoff's snaps table at the Art Metropole Stand.
4: Sandy Plotnikoff making snap and foil belts in front of guests.
5: Artist Sandy Plotnikoff conversing with visitors at the Art Met booth.

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