For the next week and a half, the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP) gallery will continue hosting a virtual art exhibition, Incidental Folds. It’s a group exhibition that presents the works of ten University of Alberta Printmaking senior students and three first-year graduate students in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta.
Incidental Folds features a range of printmaking media including collagraph, etching, silkscreen, lithography and mixed-media. With their print projects and over a series of seminars, the students explored a wide range of themes including identity, body, home, mapping and place.
The virtual exhibition can be viewed online — the video is available on the gallery’s website. It runs from May 21 to June 28.
You can also view the photos of the past exhibitions through the gallery’s website archive — such as Horizon Line/Base Line, a recent solo exhibition by James Boychuk-Hunter, and Residual Assets (skipped steps), a recent solo exhibition by Andrea Pinheiro.
While the new SNAP Gallery isn’t open to the public at the moment, throughout the summer, you will be able to spot select artwork by various local artists on display in the windows of the gallery. This spring, SNAP has permanently moved to a new location in downtown Edmonton. The new facility takes up 6,000 square feet, providing a bigger space for exhibits — and will also have a renovated printmaking studio in the back. After 10 years at a previous location, SNAP is now bringing the two separate facilities — the gallery and the printshop — under the same roof. The new gallery will also have an archive collection, an art sales area, and a collective working space for artists. Following the renovations, the new space is set to open its doors to the public in September.
“The facility is amazing, and we are really excited to have people back here, in the fall,” said April Dean, executive director at SNAP.
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