Category: Printmaking

Sybil and Cyril: Transatlantic Printmaking

Sybil Andrews and Cyril Power were a significant art partnership that eventually turned transatlantic. He worked in London producing famous scenes of the underground, she was  in British Columbia doing distinctive linocuts. Despite their importance to Canadian art, Andrews’ works did not come to wide attention until she […]

Screenprinted Art of the City

Photography, illustration, collage, stencil and letterpress all find their way into the screen printed works of Montreal-based illustrator Todd Stewart. Trained as a landscape architect and urban planner, his images are culled from memory, dreams, experience and surroundings. I particularly like these cityscapes, but his dream-like landscapes and […]

O Canada in Lips: Joyce Wieland

Consider this combination of feminism and patriotism in Joyce Wieland’s famous O Canada lithograph of women’s mouths singing the national anthem.  To make this print, Wieland put on greasy lipstick and pressed her lips onto a clean lithography stone, forming the syllables of O Canada. [Above: Joyce Wieland, […]

Hauling a Newfoundland House

This print by David Blackwood took me instantly to a haunting image in Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News, the scene where ancestors of the novel’s main character haul a house across the ice with ropes in the gray winter of Newfoundland.   Black Ice, a Blackwood exhibit, captures […]