Lum & Desranleau in "A Little Bit Of Infinity", @ University Of Alberta Museums
A Little Bit of Infinity
An Exhibition of International Print Art
September 22, 2016 – January 27, 2017
Opening performance *one night only*: Friday, September 9, 7:00pm
Reception following | artists in attendance
University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Ave,
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Gallery Hours: Thursday / Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Admission by donation)
The art of printmaking has a long and storied history and continues to serve as a medium for innovation and expression in contemporary art. Edmonton, alongside cities from Europe and Asia, has emerged as a major centre for the study and research in printmaking due in large part to the contributions to the University of Alberta. Through the printmaking program, the collecting practise of the University of Alberta Museums Art Collection and unprecedented access to original works of art in the University of Alberta Museums Print Study Centre, Edmonton together with the University of Alberta has gained an international reputation as one of the foremost institutions in North America for research, study, teaching and collecting print-based art work.
A Little Bit of Infinity, presented in two parts, features works of art from the University of Alberta Museums Art Collection that celebrates the art, artists, collections and collectors on the continuum of printmaking. Part one explores the roots of printmaking in Edmonton, Alberta and Canada, and part two presents an international perspective, both historical and contemporary. The exhibition includes over 400 works of art spanning 600 years of history of over 130 artists from 23 different countries and it is inspired by the 20th anniversary of the Print Study Centre. It is a time to pause and reflect on Edmonton's extraordinary community of print art and artists - our little piece of infinity - and its impact on the world.