Collaboration plays a role in my work, though that role has several iterations. For example, as a printer, I have collaborated on the creation of editioned prints. As an artist, I collaborated with poets, designing and printing images with their texts. And recently, I am thinking more about the nature of artistic collaboration, inviting other artists to work with me on projects and relinquishing some control over what is created. The aspects of collaboration I enjoy the most are the conversations about the work – this is where the collaboration actually takes place. Ideas are exchanged, explained and discussed and the fruit of those dialogues is work that reflects that relationship.
Aggregations was a collaboration with Michelle Samour as part of the P.R.I.N.T. (Print Research Institute of North Texas) program. Printed in the winter of 2012, the three prints were made to overlay or to be exhibited separately.
More information about the P.R.I.N.T program: here
Stinger Editions is a university fine arts print publisher founded over twenty years ago for the purpose of professional print collaborations and production within the Print Media curriculum at Concordia University. The Master Printer work with visiting artists and students, who are engaged at every level of the artist/printer collaborations, from assisting with printing to curating. Through Stinger Editions, a significant Canadian archive of fine arts prints has been produced by internationally acclaimed artists.
The limited edition hand-printed fine art prints, published by Stinger Editions, include works by Governor General Award winning artists Betty Goodwin, Genevieve Cadieux, Roland Poulin and Barbara Steinman. Other publications include internationally established artists Pascal Grandmaison, Pierre Dorion, Rober Racine, Janet Werner, Ed Pien, David Elliott, and MacArthur Foundation award-winning poet Anne Carson. The prints are distributed through Stinger Editions, and through the artist’s galleries.
More about Stinger Editions: here
prints photographed by Guy L’Heureux