The Edition 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Winsor Gallery presents The Edition, a suite of artist multiples by Fiona Ackerman, Bill Anderson, Bradley Harms, Brian Howell, and Gary Pearson, launching on December 4th, 2014.

Following in the tradition of artist editions that aim to encourage a culture of collecting – such as London’s The Multiple Store, New York’s Aspen Magazine (currently on view at the Charles H. Scott gallery), and Vancouver’s own Portfolio Prize – The Edition is an affordable introduction to art acquisition. It is a folio of five contemporary works produced in a closed edition of 15.

Works in the edition include abstract forms by painters Bradley Harms and Fiona Ackerman, whose bright pop playfulness belies their deep engagement with painting’s legacy. Harms’ hot pink composition is built from cut-away pieces of larger works, demonstrating the cyclical nature of his practice. Ackerman uses painted paper and mirrors to create and arrange a real physical space that is transformed into an abstract composition through photography.

Photographers Brian Howell and Bill Anderson also feature in The Edition. Known for approaching micro-cultures of America with equal parts rigorous conceptualism and photojournalistic boldness, Howell reminds us of the fading glory of the West with his photographic print, “Vegas.” Meanwhile, Bill Anderson’s interest in representing perception is extended to his interpretation of the colour-blind test, “A is for Aesthetic.”

Last but not least, painter Gary Pearson brings his noir narratives to a local environment. In his signature gritty style, Pearson’s copperplate etching, “Okanagan Lake” replaces the idyllic lakeside view with a voyeuristic glimpse of the colourful characters that frequent its shores.

Each Edition is beautifully packaged in an archival clamshell box complete with introductions to the artists, their practice, and their piece for The Edition.

Please join us on Thursday, December 4th from 6:00 – 8:00pm for the launch of The Edition, which will be accompanied by an exhibition of works by each participating artist. The artists will be present, and refreshments will be served.

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