Thanks everyone for all of your support, A/P had an amazing year in 2011!! We will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 4, re-opening at 11:00am on Thursday, January 5th. Please join us for our first event of 2012 at the opening reception for Edmonton-based artist Jill Ho-You’s exhibition, Between Vessels on Friday, January 13th at 6:30pm.
Hope you can join us! Have a great holiday season and happy New Year from all of us at Alberta Printmakers’ Society.
Between Vessels by Jill Ho-You
January 11 to February 18, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, January 13th at 6:30pm
The exhibition Between Vessels addresses the notion of memory and its corporeal manifestations. The work questions the intimate relationship between our physical and psychological selves, and investigates how memory is embodied in our material being.
By contrasting the analytic, scientific views of the body with the reality of the convoluted, experienced body, Between Vessels speculates on the ways in which personal memory, emotion and cognition are expressed through our physical selves. The prints envision the body – the organs, tissues and cells – as sites where our memories and experiences are encoded without conscious recollection.
Jill Ho-You holds degrees in Psychology and Art from the University of Calgary and is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Alberta in Printmaking. Through the media of printmaking, installation and drawing, Ho-You’s work explores the physical manifestation of memory, building on detailed anatomical studies of the human body. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Southern Graphics Council International in St. Louis, MO (2011 Award Winner), a solo exhibition at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA (2011), and at the International Print Trienniale in Krakow/Poznan, Poland (2009).