Toronto Printmaking Coalition

JULY 27 TO AUGUST 1, 2015
Reception: THURSDAY JULY 30, 6 - 9 PM


The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present as part of their summer rental programme, Toronto Printmaking Coalition's exhibition DEAD MACHINES.

The Toronto Printmaking Coalition presents its sophomore exhibition DEAD MACHINES. A collaborative print project spanning over 20 square feet, this show aims to rejuvenate the medium and its various technologies. In a nod to the exquisite corpse practice, the ten artists each take a piece of an antiquated printing press and reinvent it. The result is a massive Franken-mural comprised of different print styles-- the sum of its parts forms a machine rising from its rusty, inky grave.

The TPC started out with a simple goal: for young and emerging printmaking students from OCADU and York University to reach out across the vast stretches of the GTA and connect with one another. A bunch of fresh-faced, ink-stained artists, we hope to grow as a platform through which future graduates of printmaking programs across Toronto can network, support one another, and participate in printmaking collaborations. After all, isn’t that what printmaking’s all about?

ARTISTS: Taikun Kambashi, Shannon Knott, Emma Lau, Jackie Lee, Shirley Liang, Michael Lindenas, Michael McGlennon, Briar Murawski, Virakone Sonethasack, Joy Wong, with guest artist Rebecca Heasman