Martha Street Studio: Patch, Mend, Piece Together by Suzie Smith, July 9 - August 21

Patch, Mend, Piece Together by Suzie Smith

Exhibition dates*: July 9 - August 21, 2020

Opening reception*: Thursday July 9, 5-8pm

Virtual Artist Talk:* Wednesday July 22, 6pm
This artist talk will be delivered via Zoom.

*Please stay tuned for more news about attending or accessing these events. These events are free to attend and open to the public

The screen printed works in this exhibition showcase Suzie Smith's intuitive and spontaneous practice, engaging with the architecture of the gallery space. Described as an "antithesis" to the typical screen printing process, her process and concept are based on rules and rule breaking and focuses on the physical act of making.

Suzie Smith is an artist who works with printmaking and design that expands into sculpture, installation and video. Her work often incorporates the deconstruction and transformation of images and materials in an attempt to create new or multiple meanings. Smith creates systems and structures for her print process that act as a tool to build, take apart and push against. In addition to her own practice she is a founding member of Parameter Press.

Smith has had a number of solo exhibitions across Canada and has been included in group exhibitions in Canada, The United States and Europe. She received her BFA from Concordia University in Montréal (2004) and her MFA from The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland (2011). She has held various arts administrative and teaching positions in the Winnipeg arts community including working at Martha Street Studio for many years.

The artist thanks the Manitoba Arts Council for their generous support.

Find more of Suzie Smith's work online at www.suzie-smith.com or on instagram at @suziedsmith. Martha Street Studio's Webstore also features a number of Smith's prints for sale.

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.

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Martha Street Studio is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. Please visit our website before the exhibition opening date of July 9, as we will be listing updates on our new gallery hours and procedures.

Please contact us at askmartha@printmakers.mb.ca or 204-779-6253 with any questions.

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 gender-neutral washrooms located on the second floor.