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Constructions, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014

Constructions, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014

Tattered Fragments, by Christina Ritchie, Exhibition Brochure for "Constructions", Open Studio, May  23 to June 21, 2014

Excerpt - Gallery Press Release:
In keeping with Partheniou's interest in the replica and material play, her series of prints titled Constructions look to the possibilities inherent in printmaking to mimic torn tape, taped corners, masked shapes, layered vellum and stuck paper. The prints appear as impromptu collages, as work in a preparatory state or part way through a process.  She employs a strategy familiar to her sculptural practice in her use of reductive allusions to material—inferring tape on paper on paper, layered materials and the shallow space of a collage.

Constructions is a series of prints that mimic modest materials that relate to the process of art making and that push and pull between abstract and referential, formal and practical, austere and provisional. At the threshold between abstraction and representation, the compositions can be read as both abstract minimalist compositions but also as still-life representations of paper and tape.

Constructions, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014

Constructions, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014

Screenprints on Sommerset and Canson
Printer: Nadine Bariteau

Dimension of full series framed: 120.75" x 27.625"
Dimensions of single framed print: 21.75" x 27.362"


 

Construction #1, 2014

Construction #1, 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 6 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

 

Construction #1 (detail), 2014

Construction #1 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 6 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

Construction #1 (detail), 2014

Construction #1 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 6 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

Construction #2, 2014

Construction #2, 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #2 (detail), 2014

Construction #2 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 2 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #3, 2014

Construction #3, 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 4 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

Construction #3 (detail), 2014

Construction #3 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 4 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

Construction #4, 2014

Construction #4, 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 3 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #4 (detail), 2014

Construction #4 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 3 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #5, 2014

Construction #5, 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 3 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #5 (detail), 2014

Construction #5 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 3 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Tape Lines, Tape Grid, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014

Tape Lines, Tape Grid, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014

Series of 3 Monoprints, Screenprints on Canson

Tape Lines #1, 2014

Tape Lines #1, 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Lines #1 (detail)

Tape Lines #1 (detail)

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Lines #2, 2014

Tape Lines #2, 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Lines #2 (detail)

Tape Lines #2 (detail)

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Grid, 2014

Tape Grid, 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Grid (detail)

Tape Grid (detail)

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Constructions, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014

Tattered Fragments, by Christina Ritchie, Exhibition Brochure for "Constructions", Open Studio, May  23 to June 21, 2014

Excerpt - Gallery Press Release:
In keeping with Partheniou's interest in the replica and material play, her series of prints titled Constructions look to the possibilities inherent in printmaking to mimic torn tape, taped corners, masked shapes, layered vellum and stuck paper. The prints appear as impromptu collages, as work in a preparatory state or part way through a process.  She employs a strategy familiar to her sculptural practice in her use of reductive allusions to material—inferring tape on paper on paper, layered materials and the shallow space of a collage.

Constructions is a series of prints that mimic modest materials that relate to the process of art making and that push and pull between abstract and referential, formal and practical, austere and provisional. At the threshold between abstraction and representation, the compositions can be read as both abstract minimalist compositions but also as still-life representations of paper and tape.

Constructions, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014

Screenprints on Sommerset and Canson
Printer: Nadine Bariteau

Dimension of full series framed: 120.75" x 27.625"
Dimensions of single framed print: 21.75" x 27.362"


 

Construction #1, 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 6 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

 

Construction #1 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 6 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

Construction #1 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 6 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

Construction #2, 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #2 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 2 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #3, 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 4 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

Construction #3 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 4 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 7 + 1 AP

Construction #4, 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 3 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #4 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 3 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #5, 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 3 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Construction #5 (detail), 2014

Screenprint on Somerset, 3 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Edition of 6 + 1 AP

Tape Lines, Tape Grid, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014

Series of 3 Monoprints, Screenprints on Canson

Tape Lines #1, 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Lines #1 (detail)

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print,19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Lines #2, 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Lines #2 (detail)

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Grid, 2014

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Tape Grid (detail)

Screenprint on Canson, 2 layer print, 19.5" x 25.5", Monoprint

Constructions, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014
Constructions, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014
Construction #1, 2014
Construction #1 (detail), 2014
Construction #1 (detail), 2014
Construction #2, 2014
Construction #2 (detail), 2014
Construction #3, 2014
Construction #3 (detail), 2014
Construction #4, 2014
Construction #4 (detail), 2014
Construction #5, 2014
Construction #5 (detail), 2014
Tape Lines, Tape Grid, exhibited at Open Studio, 2014
Tape Lines #1, 2014
Tape Lines #1 (detail)
Tape Lines #2, 2014
Tape Lines #2 (detail)
Tape Grid, 2014
Tape Grid (detail)