On October 2nd, Durham Press will be returning to the Toronto International Art Fair after missing a year in 2007. We are looking forward to seeing the many new friends and clients we have made in Canada over the years. We have a strong connection to Canada since I grew up in downtown Toronto (I’m Ann Marshall – co-owner and director of Durham Press) and several of our artists are from Canada, most notably Ray Charles White who has been with us since the start. (and up there for the fair) Other Canadians with whom we have published work include David Urban, Gina Rorai, Daniel Villeneuve and Claude Tousignant. Tom Slaughter also spent most of his summers in Stratford, Ontario since he was a young man and was married to celebrated Canadian author, Marthe Jocelyn. Her books are wonderful! Here’s her website: www.marthejocelyn.com
This year’s show will include many new works from 2007 and 2008, as well as some of our favorites from the past twenty years, as a way of celebrating our upcoming 20th year anniversary!
The Toronto International Art Fair will be held at held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at 255 Front Street West from October 2nd, 2008 through October 6th, 2008. For more information on the fair, including hours and exhibitors, please visit www.tiafair.com.
Below is a small sample of the works you will see up there, but we should have something from all of our artists on hand. To see a complete list of our inventory please visit our website. www.durhampress.com
I hope to see you there!!
Polly Apfelbaum is back making new woodblock monoprints. I will be taking some new small sized works with me including flowers, stripes, zigzags and ribbons. I will also take one of the last of her edition Lover’s Leap 13 (47″ x 47″). This small edition was a huge success and sold out before it was even finished. I have reserved one to sell at the fair in Canada.
Below is stunning new piece we made early this year with Ray Charles White Parallax – 67″ × 67″. I will have this hanging and other new works to show.
Emil Lukas will be back at Durham Press this week making more monoprints. I hope to have several of the new pieces with me. They are really remarkable works from an incredible artist. There is a earlier post showing how they were made (October 29, 2007) and here is a link to his site. www.emillukas.com
Finally, I am planning to bring a hard to find work by Brazilian Painter, Beatirz MIlhazes, called O Espehlo (The Mirror). JP just got back from Brazil where Beatriz opened a huge survey show at the Pinacoteca in Sao Paolo that included her prints from Durham Press. A book will be launched soon that will include a chapter written by Faye Hirsch on Beatriz’s printmaking at Durham Press. Post on this coming soon too!