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Graven Feather's Residency Exhibition 

June 29th - July 27th 2013
Reception: July 25th, 7-9pm
Graven Feather Toronto Art Gallery Studio Workshops
Graven Feather Toronto Art Gallery Studio Workshops Letterpress
Graven Feather Toronto Art Gallery Studio Workshops Letterpress
Graven Feather Toronto Art Gallery Studio Workshops Letterpress

Graven Feather is delighted to present an exhibition of new work developed and produced on site during it's recently established Artist Residency program. Emerging artist's Madelaine Lyons Cooper, Sarah Sands Phillips, Rawaa Bakhsh and Julie Pasila each visited and worked independently at Graven Feather over a period of 4 weeks during the winter and spring of 2013, using equipment in studio and frequently incorporating the use or integration of printmaking techniques and ideas into existing and familiar media.

While each of the artists arrived at Graven Feather separate from each other, certain commonalities can be identified and together create a sense of interwoven elements and relatedness within material and conceptual themes. Layering and Installation of form are strongly present, as is a sense of play, modular shift, and fluidity of texture.
Participating Artists:
Sarah Sands Phillips is a Toronto based artist with a BFA from Queen's University. She's just finished a residency at Gibralter Point on Toronto Island. She works primarily in painting and more recently in installation.

Rawaa Bakhsh is currently a masters candidate at OCAD University in Interdisciplinary Art. She graduated from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia with a bachelors in Graphic Design. She recently finished a residency where she studied two forms of Arabic Caligraphy in Turkey.

Madelaine Lyons Cooper is a Toronto based artists with a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. She is currently focusing on work in painting and printmaking. She was the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award and Residency at Spark Box Studio in 2012.

Julie Pasila is based in Toronto ON, with a Masters Degree from Ryerson University in Documentary Media. Her practice has traditionally been photography but she has also worked in video and printmaking. She completed a residency at Arteles in Finland in 2012.
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