inPrint's studio will be hosting a four-week exhibition of works made from November 2nd to November 30th, 2019. Gallery hours are on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm or by appointment.
We invite you to celebrate the conclusion of this residency on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 7pm to 11pm. Readings will begin at 8:30pm.
Artists and poets worked in pairs, with each pair developing their own book, hand-printed in editions of 53. Over the course of the residency, participants took part in workshops, lectures, and editorial check-ins to support their art-making. Screen-print and lithography processes were used, with support from Pam Lobb of Graven Feather Studio.
The bookworks take their cues from recent and on-going conversations of systemic oppression as experienced in the CanLit world and twinned in the visual arts. We take the position with this residency that art is not made in a vacuum, that social and historical contexts shape what stories we tell and hear, what images we make and see, mirroring back not just aesthetics but identities and paradigms that impact lived realities. It is not meaningless when CanLit heavyweights in major university programs proclaim that there are no good modern women writers worth teaching, or when other authors quit due to anti-black racism. This is mirrored in the art world, where not too long ago a spate of women-identified curators and directors were fired for being ‘too political’ and ‘too demanding’. These are but just a few examples, as we see our newsfeeds reflect even more attacks on reproductive access, LGBTQ rights, immigration, Indigenous land treaties, and more. This project is timely, and we are excited to share what this group of artists has to say to the world at large.
Participating Poet and Artist pairings are:
Elyse Friedman with Shannon Moynagh
Andrea Thompson with Catherine Tammaro
Jacqueline Valencia with Jennifer Chin
Vanessa Vigneswaramoorthy with Amye St John
Dominique Russell with Maaike Bouhuyzen-Wenger
Bijal Prajapati with Angela Fedele
Leah Sandals with Shirley Mpagi
Arma Malik with Maureen Da Silva
Documentation of this residency can be found at a dedicated website, https://poetryinprintcommunity.wordpress.com.
inPrint greatly appreciates the support of Jacqueline Valencia, and Graven Feather Studio in the development of this project. Poetry inPrint is also generously support by The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, and Speedball Art Products.
The inPrint Collective is a Toronto-based non-profit group of artists dedicated to fostering the love of printmaking in their community. Currently made up of six artists, inPrint was founded in 2008 and recently opened up their first permanent studio, located at 58 Wade Ave, Unit 8A. For more information on inPrint, past projects, and access to our studio visit www.inprintcollective.com.
Jacqueline Valencia is a writer and critic. She is the author of There Is No Escape Out Of Time (Insomniac Press, 2016) and is the founding editor of These Girls On Film, a literary editor at The Rusty Toque, and staff film critic at Next Projection. Jacqueline is a board member of CWILA (Canadian Women In Literary Arts). jacquelinevalencia.wordpress.com
Maureen Da Silva
Studio Manager, The inPrint Collective
416 899 1323
inPrint's next Market is
Meet the Presses! Indie Literary Fair
Saturday, November 16, 2019
11am to 4:30pm
Trinity-St Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
427 Bloor St West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X7
inPrint Collective Studio
58 Wade Ave, Unit 8A
Please note that inPrint's space has approximately 5 stairs before entering and at this time we do not have elevator access or a ramp.
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 11am to 4pm or by appointment.
For information about event bookings in our space, click here.
Don't forget to check out our Autumn roster of workshop offerings, including screen print, bookbinding, and origami sessions!
inPrint offers silkscreen exposure services for screens up to 20"x 24". Click here for more info!
Call for Exhibition Submissions available! Contact us for dates.
Poetry inPrint Artist Residency Final Exhibition @ inPrint Studio
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
The inPrint Collective is happy to be unveiling the bookworks created during the Poetry inPrint residency, with a month-long exhibition and reception.
Poetry inPrint is a writer’s residency in a printmaker’s studio. In collaboration with local author Jacqueline Valencia, organizer of the Toronto Poetry Talks Symposium, this program paired eight local visual artists, including members of the inPrint Collective, with eight local poets. Artists and poets are at various stages in their career, and spent the last several months working together to create a series of hand-printed, and hand-bound chapbooks.