Martha Street Studio: Traversing the line, with no fixed point by Briana Palmer, January 9 - February 7, Opening Reception January 9

Traversing the line, with no fixed point by Briana Palmer

Exhibition dates: January 9 - February 7, 2020

Opening reception: Thursday January 9, 5-8pm

Artist will be in attendance

Artist talk: Saturday January 11, 2pm
ASL interpretation provided upon request

Traversing the line, with no fixed point uses various printmaking methods and mixed media to question the use and position of the railway system in national memory and history. It can be a reminder of one's heritage, while for others it is a symbol of slavery, genocide, and colonization. In this exhibition the artist creates a fictional world with objects in constant flux of meaning and interpretation.

Briana Palmer lives in Hamilton Ontario, and teaches in the studio arts program at McMaster University. Originally from the West Coast, Briana received her BFA from the Alberta Collage of Art and Design and MFA from the University of Alberta. Her primary practice is in printmaking, sculpture and installation; creating works that reflect an intersection between perception, experience, and social ideologies taken from her own cultural practices, up-bringing and daily experiences. Using unusual combinations of media and materials, she arranges enchanted worlds where the objects and images are transported from their original source, relocating their history, and becoming poised between the uncertainly of what we know and understand, and what must be reconsidered.

Palmer's works have been exhibited in Canada, U.S and Europe. Her prints are in the collections of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Southern Graphics Council International, and the University of Alberta.

Martha Street Studio gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council for their dedicated support of our professional programming.


Martha Street Studio is located at 11 Martha Street. A loading zone is located on the street at the front of the building. Martha Street Studio is an accessible space with a lift and two accessible washrooms located on the second floor.

ASL interpretation is available upon request for the artist talk with Briana Palmer scheduled on January 11, 2pm. Requests must be submitted by 5pm on January 8 by emailing or calling 204-779-6253.

These events are free to attend and open to the public.