MADE HERE: Graven Feathers Residency Exhibition

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 4:00am to Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 4:00am

Exhibition including work by IAMD Graduate Student Rawaa Bakhsh

Graven Feather is delighted to present an exhibition of new work developed and produced on site during it's recently established Artist Residency program. Emerging artist's Madelaine Lyons Cooper, Sarah Sands Phillips, Rawaa Bakhsh and Julie Pasila each visited and worked independently at Graven Feather over a period of 4 weeks during the winter and spring of 2013, using equipment in studio and frequently incorporating the use or integration of printmaking techniques and ideas into existing and familiar media.

While each of the artists arrived at Graven Feather separate from each other, certain commonalities can be identified and together create a sense of interwoven elements and relatedness within material and conceptual themes. Layering and Installation of form are strongly present, as is a sense of play, modular shift, and fluidity of texture.

Residencies are all about creating opportunities and making room. They incorporate learning, new environments, and create open time and space to encounter unfamiliar modes and methods. In studio with other artists and context, a nebulous combination of stimuli will inevitably generate associations, reconsiderations, and an evolution and integration of new ideas into practice. The addition of Artist Residencies is part of Graven Feather's initiative to widen its community and share artistic experiences.

Sarah Sands Philips
Madelaine Lyons Cooper
Rawaa Bakhsh
& Julie Pasila

Rawaa Bakhsh is currently a masters candidate at OCAD University in Interdisciplinary Art. She graduated from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia with a bachelors in Graphic Design. She recently finished a residency where she studied two forms of Arabic Caligraphy in Turkey.




Venue & Address: 
Graven Feather 906 Queen St West Toronto, Ontario

Amos Kennedy - Printmaking Artist in Residence Program at OCAD University

Amos Kennedy - Printmaking Artist in Residence Program at OCAD University
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 6:00pm

Printmaking at OCAD University invites everyone to this letterpress demonstration by Amos Kennedy

Amos Kennedy is a letterpress printer using a distinctive voice to create posters, artists' books and publications. Through his strong graphics and bold typography, Kennedy pushes issues of race, freedom, and equality, often incorporating proverbs and tales of the Kuba and Yoruba people of Africa, as well as the work of African-American poets such as Paul Laurence Dunbar. Amos quit his corporate job at the age of forty to become, as he calls himself, "a humble negro printer". He received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, has taught workshops in over seven countries and is currently spearheading the Detroit Printing Plant.
-Darmouth College Library and Friends of the Library




Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario