Assorted Editions: SoA Takeover

Exhibition Dates: April 19 – May 31, 2024

Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 5 – 8 pm

Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Assorted Editions: SOA Takeover, a group exhibition by the University of Manitoba School of Art printmaking students.

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Assorted Editions: SOA Takeover transforms Martha Street Studio into an exhilarating exploration of student artists and their creative visions in printmaking. Featuring new works from the School of Art’s printmaking students, Assorted Editions showcases the diverse practices of Winnipeg’s emerging printmakers, highlighting the skills and novel approaches developed under the guidance of accomplished educators and peers. Coming together at Martha Street Studio to amplify compelling new voices, these contemporary printmakers share exciting views of what it means to print.

In Assorted Editions: SOA Takeover, Martha Street Studio is transformed into an overwhelming space filled with dynamic contemporary prints. Providing an intimate glimpse into the current landscape of the School of Art student printmakers, this exhibition bridges the gap between Winnipeg’s art and student communities. Opening a window into the School of Art’s industrious student printmaking community with emphasis on finesse and mastery of their craft, the works in this show range from intaglio to screen print and relief, each connected to the other by a boundless enthusiasm to create.

Assorted Editions draws together the best of student work in a celebration of the Flat Land Print Studio’s new generation of printmakers.

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Through a selection committee composed of various community members within the School of Art and faculty, the artworks showcased in this exhibition were carefully chosen with the intention of showing high quality works that fairly represent the School of Art and its printmaking community. Students included in this exhibition come from diverse range of backgrounds, uniting various undergraduate years and programs including the honours stream and postgraduate studies. This broad selection of work brings together contemporary student printmaking into dialogue with each other, breaking new ground in print and nurturing roots with Martha Street Studio.

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Located within the University of Manitoba’s campus, the School of Art facilities reside on Treaty 1 territory and are composed of a diverse community of students and faculty members who all come from distinct cultural, artistic and educational backgrounds. Printmaking and its many specialties are among the most vibrant of the myriad disciplinary focuses available at the School of Art.

Known as the Flat Land Print Studio, this studio space provides opportunity for students and instructors to practice and perfect specific forms of printmaking. Providing materials and resources for students to explore their artistic practice and expand upon their own voices through printmaking, Flat Land Print Studio provides equipment to produce works in intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, papermaking, using non-toxic processes. Flat Land Print Studio holds an extensive archival collection of prints donated by former students since the 1950s.

March 22, 2024