Saturday, December 8, 2007

A Schmorgas Bord of Prints - Exhibition

A Schmorgas Board of Prints:

a print exhibition curated by Maria Doering and Master Printer Mikaël Petraccia

Featuring a variety of print works( installations, videos and much more!) by:

JAMIE ASHFORTH
CLAIRE CANTELLO
ALI EL-DARSA
CHRISTOPHER GATIEN
MAGALIE HAN HUNG PEW
IAN MACLEOD
JOANNE MADELEY
BRIDGET MOSER
JOHN NACCARATO
KATHRYNE OWEN
GREGORY RYAN
NICK PRESCOTT
CEILIDH STIDWILL
JANE STOBBE
VALERIE SYPOSZ
JONATHAN YU

DECEMBER 7th to 9th
VERNISSAGE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
5.00 to 8.00 PM
EV 6.720
Engineering and Visual Art Building,
Concordia University
1515 Sainte- Catherine W.
Montreal,Qc
(next to metro Guy-Concordia)


Basically my students decided to put together a show with everyone in the Master Printer course and they really organized everything themselves yet put Mikael Petraccia and I as curators. Which thanks for the honor, but the credit goes all to you guys!

Anyways, we had the final critic and then the Vernissage a couple hours later. Overall quite successful set up, everyone did a great job. I took some photos of several people's work, so here are some samples:







Claire Cantello's installation with 3 small silkscreens.

















Valerie Syposz's huge lifesize monotype that she had to print on the Mailänder offset press.

















Magalie Han Hung Pew's installation. I believe the pieces where also silkscreened.











Mikael enjoying Bridget Moser's tent installation
this tent was a tribute to her father. She silkscreened the fake logs, guitar, emblems on the tent. and the frames to the little photographs hanging in the back of the tent. The video is of her acting to be her father, including wearing a fake mustache and huge sunglasses. :) Overall a very entertaining piece.





There were many more installations, video projects.. etc.. Overall a very multimedia, three dimensional and exciting show. I just took some quick photos at the Critic of some of the work that was finished set up and easy to photograph. But there is much more to see! If you are near Concordia this weekend, please stop by and check out the show, it is quite entertaining! And I think it is only up until Sunday night!






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After the Vernissage the Printshop boys and a few up us went out to the Old Dublin, which is a pub on rue université.
Danielle a good friends of the boys is waitress and bartender there so we went to say hello and enjoy eachothers company.

Danielle et moi.






Chris, Danielle, Stephen, John... there was also Katherine and Chan at the table, who are missing in the photo. Please excuse miss-spellings, some names I haven't quite figured out yet. ;)





I enjoyed Katherine quite a bit as well :) definitely need to hang out more often!












p.s: I was wondering where my students got the title to the show from since I had never heard of the expression "schmorgas bord" so I did some research, for those of you who also don't know what it is or where it comes from, this is what I found:

smor·gas·bord [smawr-guhs-bawrd, -bohrd or, often, shmawr-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1.a buffet meal of various hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, salads, casserole dishes, meats, cheeses, etc.
2.an extensive array or variety: The company has a smorgasbord of employee benefits.
Also, smör·gås·bord [Sw. smɶr-gaws-boord] .


[Origin: 1915–20; <>smörgsbord, equiv. to smörgs sandwich + bord table]
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.


and
smor·gas·bord (smôr'gəs-bôrd', -bōrd')
n.
  1. A buffet meal featuring a varied number of dishes.
  2. A varied collection: "a smorgasbord of fashionable paranormal beliefs" (Martin Gardner).


[Swedish smörgåsbord : smörgås, bread and butter (smör, butter from Old Norse + Swedish dialectal gås, lump of butter from Old Norse gās, goose; see gosling) + bord, table (from Old Norse bordh).]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

5 comments:

jg said...

Coolest thing about this entry...you say, "My Students' !!!!!!!! My baby is growing up!

wee-fi said...

haha i enjoy the tent =)

Maria Doering said...

jodi: i know i kind of love saying "my students" when i was a TA in hartford I felt very much like a student myself, but ever since I am a TA here, and in Gradschool I'm proud to be able to call them my students ;). But then again the TA's here also get paid and they have way more responsibilities.

fi: the tent was quite an experience, i really wanted to steel that guitar for Charles, i think its hillllllllarious! :D

Racheal Anilyse said...

maria...i cant believe your a teacher either.

(schmorgas board, its like a hodge podge or potluck)

Maria Doering said...

racheal: i didn't believe it either.. but believe me... you start believing latest when you are told you have to do individual critics with your students from 8:30AM until 7:00pm. then you believe it. AH! so not looking forward to today ;)