Figures on a Wharf, etching, 11" x 14", 37/50, Steven Rhude
February 14 - March 13
Harvest Gallery in Wolfville, Nova Scotia is pleased to present "PRESS" our 8th annual
exhibition showcasing the work of select Nova Scotia Printmakers. You
are invited to explore new work from a small but distinguished group
including Bonnie Baker; Alex Colville; Cecil Day; Bob Hainstock;
Kristiina Lehtonen; John Neville; Steven Rhude; Kath Kornelsen
Rutherford; Robert Rutherford, and Anna Syperek. The show opens
February 14th and runs until March 13th, 2014.
In the world of art not all prints are created equal. Both advances in
technology and 'creative' marketing practices have led to confusion
around what distinguishes an original print from a reproduction.
An Original Print is an image that has been conceived and executed
solely as a print, usually in a numbered edition. Each print in the
edition is an original, signed by the artist, and printed from a plate,
stone, screen, block or other matrix created for that purpose. There is
no one original print from which copies are made. Each print is inked
and pulled individually; it is a multi-original medium. The artist
decides the number of prints in an edition, and each print is given a
specific number (for example, a print numbered 12/25 is the 12th print
in an edition of 25).
A Reproduction, although often called a print, is actually quite
different. It is a copy of a work of art conceived by the artist in
another medium - an oil painting or watercolour for example. The
reproduction is made by photomechanical means. Numbering and signing a
reproduction does not change its essence; it is still a reproduction of a
painting and not an original print.
The hand-made prints in this show sample a variety of printmaking
methods including Etching - with Aquatint (creeping bite, litho crayon
resist, white ground and top rolled spit-bite) techniques; multi-plate
etching with Aquatint; Mezzotint; Linocut; Rust Collagraphy and,
Serigraphy (or Silkscreen).
Local-Figure & Interior Painting Class with Steven Rhude
begins March 23 Acadia University Art Gallery http://gallery.acadiau.ca/Acadia_Art_Gallery/Outreach.html
This indoor workshop
approaches the figure in its environment through photographic sources,
memory, and process observation. The first class will be devoted to a
field trip around Wolfville to attain source material for the following
seven weeks. Our purpose is to develop the ability to see, perceive,
inscribe, and translate experience as it relates to the subject of the
figure in situ.
Various systems of
representation will be studied over eight sessions. Oil painting
techniques will also be explored such as under painting, glazing, alla
prima (direct painting), to expand the students understanding of the
expressive potential of oil paint.
Date and Time: Mondays, 7-9pm, March 23, 2015 – May 11, 2015 (8 weeks)
Cost: $180 (non-members)/ $170 (gallery members).
Materials: not included, participants will be provided with materials list for workshop.
Open to all skill levels.
Register: In person at the gallery, or download a workshop form off our website.
About the instructor: Steven
Rhude graduate with honours in drawing and painting from the Ontario
College of Art and Design. He also studied drawing in Florence Italy
with support from an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation award. He later
moved to Nova Scotia and devoted himself full-time to painting. In his
work, Rhude continues to explore his passion for themes, which evoke the
ethos of coastal communities in Atlantic Canada, their social
conditions and iconic character. His work is held in private and public
collections across Canada and beyond.