Martha Street Studio: Sea Levels by Laine Groeneweg, March 2 - April 14

Exhibition dates: March 2-April 14, 2018
Opening reception: March 2, 5-8 p.m.
*artist will be in attendance
Artist talk: Saturday March 3, 3p.m.
*ASL interpretation available

Having grown up by mountains and prairies, Laine Groeneweg depicts the mysteries of the ocean in the exhibition Sea Levels with dreamy underwater intaglio scenes.

Traditional printmaking has the ability to fully embrace both the world of art and that of craft. For Groeneweg, working in print is as much a means of production as it is a source of inspiration and preservation. In his recent work, oceans have been a major source of inspiration. As with all large bodies of water, oceans represent unique visual landscapes captured through a rich and colourful history of imagery and narrative. Inspired by these elements, Sea Levels reflects a very personal interpretation of the vast and often mystical power of the ocean. Groeneweg has been exploring and experimenting with different printmaking techniques to convey his own visual rendition of seascapes as somebody who has seldom experienced it first-hand. Inspired by stories, objects, and the landscape of the ocean, Sea Levels is woven together as a nautical tapestry.

Laine Groeneweg is a printmaker currently living in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his BFA from York University in 2004 and subsequently trained as a professional printmaker at Fondazione II Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell'Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy.

Groeneweg is most widely recognized for his work in mezzotint and etching, and exploring the possibilities of traditional technique in the wake of more contemporary production methods. His whimsical imagery is often characterized by themes of dream and play. His prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally in Australia, Russia, Japan, Finland, Italy, Taiwan, and the United States.


These events are free and open to the public. 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 for the artist talk on March 3rd upon request. Please email or call us at 204-779-6253 at least 48 hours before the event if you are interested in attending and require ASL interpretation.