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florescence //
Joy Wong
Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 22 – Friday, November 26, 2021
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2021 Members’ Show + Sale
We are glad to continue the Annual Members’ Show + Sale this year in an in-person & digitally friendly format: this year, we will feature all of the members work in the gallery, with viewings by appointment/drop-in, as well as in a virtual gallery hosted on our website. Each member may submit one artwork that is unframed, two-dimensional, and up to 11×17″. All works will need to be scannable (or a digital file provided by the artist). The work-drop off period is now open until November 27th. Download a submission form below.  The opening reception for this year’s Members’ Show will be held December 10th, 5-8pm. As with our recent openings, we will be maintaining physical distancing requirements by restricting the total number of people permitted in the gallery to 5 at a time. Vaccination verification and masks are also required. We encourage you to book your visit ahead of time to avoid a line up.
florescence // Joy Wong
Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 22 – Friday, November 26, 2021 Opening Reception: Friday, October 22, 2021 5-9 pm Additional Programming: Virtual artist talk: Saturday November 6, 1pm CDTASL interpretation is available. Zoom link click here Meeting ID: 891 7157 9199Passcode: 412469 These events are free to attend and open to the public.Our current COVID-19 protocols can be found here.Please call (204) 779-6253 or email askmartha@printmakers.mb.ca to book an exhibition viewing appointment. Exhibition text by katnancy (to come) Martha Street Studio is pleased to present florescence, a solo exhibition by Joy Wong. The grotesque body is one with no beginning or end, and is taking up too much, and one with its environment. In the main gallery, the exhibition is of a body “contaminating” the space. Cut-outs from etchings and lithographs are pasted over each other on the gallery walls, in an expansive collage. In this way, the gallery becomes an activated body, the walls become the surface, the skin. Sculptural acrylic monoprints drape and hang off of copper armatures. The basis of these prints are both loosely referencing bodily imagery (such as wrinkles, puckers, dimples, pimples, etc.) and in ambiguous shapes. This project is also a material investigation, as the ideas of the matrix and multiplicity are integral to the ever-expanding body. The corporeal is highlighted in this project, by the thrusting of the two-dimensional qualities of print into an immersive three-dimensional environment.  Artist statement:At the intersections of disgust and beauty, decay and decadence, my practice deals with materiality and the physicality of the human body. Personal history informs research about what it means to reckon with a body in space, meditate on the grotesque and abject, and navigate the meeting point of preservation and destruction. My practice has consisted of projects on the human body through a representational or on a phenomenological standpoint. Lately I have been investigating the notion of the matrix, both as the
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
by Niamh Dooley, 2021 September 30th is The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation The studio will be closed during regular hours while our staff and board take time to reflect and listen and learn. To commemorate the day, we commissioned artist Niamh Dooley to create the poster design you see above, and printed 200 copies to give away. On September 28th and 29th, between 10am and 4:30pm, the first 50 people that knock on the door of the studio will be given two copies of the poster. We are giving each person two copies in hopes that one is kept and one is hung up in their neighbourhood. Additional copies will be distributed throughout the city by our staff. It is a beautiful print with an enduring message and we are happy to be able to produce and share it with our communities. From the artist: “The design is referencing imagery from my kookim and imagery of myself as a baby in a tikinigan (cradle board) with a star blanket design honouring and respecting Indigenous culture and people, and remembering those who came before us.” Niamh Dooley is an Anishininew (Oji-Cree) and Irish artist, based in Winnipeg, MB, Treaty 1 territory. Niamh is originally from Sioux Lookout, ON, Treaty 3 territory, and a band member of St. Theresa Point First Nation, MB, Treaty 5 territory, part of the Island Lake communities.
gathered together // Chief Lady Bird, Isaac Murdoch, Lapiztola, Lido Pimienta, and Whess Harman
Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 10 – Friday, October 8, 2021Please review our COVID-19 procedures here. Exhibition text by Julia Lafreniere here. Martha Street Studio is pleased to present gathered together, a curated exhibition by Chloe Chafe, Adrienne Huard, and Mariana Muñoz Gomez. Curatorial statement: We would first like to acknowledge that we are on the original lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the Homeland of the Métis Nation. This is Treaty 1 Territory. Art existing in public spaces has the power to shape neighbourhoods, to acknowledge the land we live on and come from, and to tell stories. Streets and online spaces become spaces wherein artists use graphics and direct engagement to facilitate communication in their communities amidst challenging political climates. Artists are the voice for movements and they offer access to complex stories by reinterpreting the issues at hand. They use their beautiful and striking images to create change. This exhibition focuses on the effective design that artists Chief Lady Bird, Isaac Murdoch, Lapiztola, Lido Pimienta, and Whess Harman create from a place of care and collaboration. Their power to create dialogue through various mediums is celebrated in and beyond the gallery walls. An ethos of care, empowerment, and resistance is imperative to identifying and undoing the oppressive mechanisms of colonialism. Working as a musician, artist, and curator, Lido Pimienta embodies these values in her everyday praxis. Through her actions and creative practice, Pimienta explores themes including gender, race, and resilience. Her visual work is as exuberant and playful as her music and shares a boundless joy with her community. As part of gathered together and Wall-to-Wall Culture and Mural Festival, audiences are invited to join a conversation with Pimienta, presented in partnership with The Uniter. Lapiztola and Isaac Murdoch strive to use their art for positive social
Alberta Printmakers 30th Anniversary Portfolio: FUTUROLOGY
Alberta Printmakers30th Anniversary Portfolio: FUTUROLOGY Futurology, is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures, and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. This exhibition is part of a print-exchange between Martha Street Studio and the Universities of Brandon & Manitoba, Alberta Printmakers, and Vague Démographique (QC) documentation by Sarah Fuller  
2020 INKubator Program Showcase
 Currently in the gallery we are celebrating the work of the most recent graduates of our INKubator Program! Please enjoy our online gallery as we continue to monitor public health advisories. The exhibition will continue until July 24. Featuring work by: Alicia Copstein Mercado, Olivia Michalczuk, Tanea Brown, Dominique Simard, and Chester Friesen Instructors: Alison James and Jonathan S. Green Documentation by Sarah Fuller
Subconscious Terrain // Tracy Peters
https://vimeo.com/552964946 Exhibition Documentation by Sarah Fuller, 2021 Exhibition dates: May 7 – June 11, 2021Please review our COVID-19 procedures in full here. Virtual artist talk: Saturday May 22, 2pm CDTASL interpretation is available by request for Deaf attendees. Requests must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday May 19 to askmartha@printmakers.mb.ca. The virtual artist talk will be delivered via Zoom. Zoom’s automatic closed captioning function will be enabled during the presentation. To access this event, join the Zoom meeting at 2pm CDT on May 22 by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/95843443414 or by using this meeting ID: 958 4344 3414. You do not need to download Zoom ahead of time, but you may do so at https://zoom.us. This event will be recorded. Please turn off your video when joining the Zoom meeting if you prefer not to be recorded. Exhibition text by KC Adams These events are free to attend and open to the public. – – – Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Subconscious Terrain, a solo exhibition by Tracy Peters (MB). Subconscious Terrain invites visitors into a metaphorical bog of moss images that situates them between a resting ground and a place of unrest. Immersive photo-based installations illuminate Sphagnum moss within physical and imaginative space, intersecting human and non-human ecosystems. This exhibition is a meditation on the life and death of Sphagnum habitats and their capacity for resuscitation and preservation. The delicate prints that inhabit the gallery embody the fragility of threatened bog environments, while attempting to elevate the vitality of peatlands as mitigators of global warming and climate change. Artist statement: In my interdisciplinary practice, I am drawn to threatened habitats that are in the midst of cataclysmic change. What deeply motivates me is resilient behaviour in ecosystems that enable their adaptation to human intervention. Often, I carry out my work
2021 Youth Outreach Program Showcase
Please enjoy this online gallery of works made by participants of the Winter/Spring 2021 Youth Outreach Program. Martha Street Studio’s Youth Outreach Program is a free after-school program open to youth aged 16 – 25. It is comprised of 24 classes over 12 weeks during which students learn four different printmaking processes.  Information on the next session dates and the application process is available on the Free Youth Programs section of our website or you can email education@printmakers.mb.ca for more information. The Youth Outreach Program could not be made possible without the continued investment of the Graham C. Lount Family Foundation. We are also thankful for the continued support of the Winnipeg Foundation, the Manitoba Arts Council & Province of Manitoba. YOP 2021 gallery YOP multi-colour lino-cut print exchange 2021
Martha Street Studio Seeks Professional Programming Coordinator
Deadline to apply, June 1st, 2021 JOB POSTING: Professional Programming CoordinatorCategory: Part-time, permanent (0.7)Position rate: $17/hr @ 21hrs/week – with extended health benefitsApplication Deadline: June 1st, 2021To apply, submit CV (or equivalent) and cover letter to director@printmakers.mb.ca  MPA-MSS acknowledges the barriers within the artist-run sector and our organization that affect applicants from equity-seeking groups. We encourage applications from people historically underrepresented in our sector, more specifically, people who identify as gender diverse, Queer, 2-spirit, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Official-Language Minority, and Persons with Disabilities. MPA-MSS is committed to providing a safer and supportive work environment that mitigates barriers to equity and the challenges of precarious labour.   General Responsibilities: The development, coordination and delivery of all aspects of the studio’s gallery and professional programming activities. Reports to: Executive DirectorSupervises: Volunteers   Qualifications: -Experience in the field of artist-run center culture and or arts organization administration.-Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with artists.-Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.-Excellent organizational skills.-Proficiency in a variety of software (Word, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign) and social media platforms (mailchimp, instagram, facebook).-Ability to prioritize tasks, work independently and exhibit sound judgment. -Ability to work in a busy, shared office space and share general customer service tasks (answering the phone, processing sales, engaging with studio visitors) -Experience in install / strike of exhibitions.   Tasks involved in Professional Programming – Exhibitions: ·       Coordinate yearly professional exhibition schedule ·       Coordinate critical writing, hired writer, layout and printing of exhibition brochure ·       organize pick-up/delivery of artwork for exhibition ·       organize and promote annual call for exhibition submissions ·       sustain focused outreach for call for exhibition submissions ·       communicate all relevant details to exhibiting artists ·       organize artist talks as budget allows ·       coordinate ASL interpretation and other accessibility requests for artist talks ·       promote professional programming to media, on website and through emails  ·       organize hospitality for exhibition openings ·       provide information about upcoming
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