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Tara Cooper and Jenn Law
Open Studio
Print, Essays

Printopolis focuses on the critical discourse surrounding the current state of printmaking in Toronto and further afield. Inspired by the 2010 print symposium hosted by Open Studio, 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.

“Printopolis expands the current body of literature on contemporary print culture, exploring graphic media as an ever-evolving field of inquiry, experimentation and artistic practice.”
Tara Cooper and Jenn Law, Co-Editors

Contributor Essays
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, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative
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
Kristie MacDonald: The Open Studio Print Archive: Archiving Within An Artist-Run Centre
Liz Menard and Terry O’Neill: 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

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