The Graphic Life Writing of Marta Chudolinska – An Exhibition


Event description for The Graphic Life Writing of Marta Chudolinska exhibition

 
DateWednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

bpostema@ryerson.ca

Website

http://mlc.ryerson.ca/news/exhibitions/the-graphic-life-writing-of-marta-chudolinska-a-comics-art-exhibition-at-ryerson-university www.facebook.com/events/484256081725126/

Location

MLC Gallery , 111 Gerrard Street East

Marta Chudolinska’s bold autobiographical comics are the subject of The Graphic Life Writing of Marta Chudolinska-An Exhibition. This exhibition of the artist’s work takes place at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre Gallery from May 7-13, 2015, coinciding with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, which brings legions of comics fans to the city each year (last year’s event had 20,000 plus visitors).

Born in Poland in 1984, Chudolinska is a super-powered comics artist. Her woodcut novel Back + Forth, which was published by the Porcupine’s Quill in 2009, was nominated for a Doug Wright Award for Canadian Cartooning Best Book, and her autobiographical comics work has appeared in magazines. In all of her work, Chudolinska uses physically demanding techniques to create her graphic narratives – she has literally spilt blood over her art after accidentally gouging herself with a chisel – and this physicality is part and parcel of her aesthetic.

“The exhibition builds on a branch of research that is at the forefront of current comics studies, namely, the thriving feminist practice of graphic life writing,” explains Dr. Barbara Postema, the curator of the exhibition. As an innovative comics artist, Chudolinska raises questions of self-representation by artistically translating her personal experiences using artisanal techniques such as papercutting and linocuts. Visitors will be able to see that “there is a tactile quality to her work, which is also deeply personal,” Postema explains.

The exhibition is part of Ryerson’s Advancing Comics Studies Series and organized and hosted by the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre. It is sponsored by Ryerson’s Faculty of Arts through a Special Events Grant. Other sponsors include the Department of English and Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada.

Exhibition Opening:
Wednesday, May 6, 6-8 PM.
Refreshments will be served. Chudolinska’s works are for sale at the opening event.

Exhibition Hours:
May 7 - 13, 12:00-4:00 PM
Closed Monday, May 11

RSVP admin@mlc.ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/mlc

DateWednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

bpostema@ryerson.ca

Website

http://mlc.ryerson.ca/news/exhibitions/the-graphic-life-writing-of-marta-chudolinska-a-comics-art-exhibition-at-ryerson-university www.facebook.com/events/484256081725126/

Location

MLC Gallery , 111 Gerrard Street East

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00pm

Marta Chudolinska’s bold autobiographical comics are the subject of The Graphic Life Writing of Marta Chudolinska-An Exhibition. This exhibition of the artist’s work takes place at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre Gallery from May 7-13, 2015, coinciding with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, which brings legions of comics fans to the city each year (last year’s event had 20,000 plus visitors).

Born in Poland in 1984, Chudolinska is a super-powered comics artist. Her woodcut novel Back + Forth, which was published by the Porcupine’s Quill in 2009, was nominated for a Doug Wright Award for Canadian Cartooning Best Book, and her autobiographical comics work has appeared in magazines. In all of her work, Chudolinska uses physically demanding techniques to create her graphic narratives – she has literally spilt blood over her art after accidentally gouging herself with a chisel – and this physicality is part and parcel of her aesthetic.

“The exhibition builds on a branch of research that is at the forefront of current comics studies, namely, the thriving feminist practice of graphic life writing,” explains Dr. Barbara Postema, the curator of the exhibition. As an innovative comics artist, Chudolinska raises questions of self-representation by artistically translating her personal experiences using artisanal techniques such as papercutting and linocuts. Visitors will be able to see that “there is a tactile quality to her work, which is also deeply personal,” Postema explains.

The exhibition is part of Ryerson’s Advancing Comics Studies Series and organized and hosted by the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre. It is sponsored by Ryerson’s Faculty of Arts through a Special Events Grant. Other sponsors include the Department of English and Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada.

Exhibition Opening:
Wednesday, May 6, 6-8 PM.
Refreshments will be served. Chudolinska’s works are for sale at the opening event.

Exhibition Hours:
May 7 - 13, 12:00-4:00 PM
Closed Monday, May 11

RSVP admin@mlc.ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/mlc

Venue & Address: 
MLC Gallery , 111 Gerrard Street East
Website: 
http://mlc.ryerson.ca/news/exhibitions/the-graphic-life-writing-of-marta-chudolinska-a-comics-art-exhibition-at-ryerson-university www.facebook.com/events/484256081725126/
Email: 
bpostema@ryerson.ca
Cost: 
Free
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