SAGAN EDITIONS : Spring Releases
May 6th - May 31st | Opening Night Reception Friday, May 6th, 6 - 10pm
SAGAN EDITIONS is a collection of fine art prints, objects and multiples curated by Toronto's Sagan MacIsaac. For collectors of all levels, Sagan Editions offers a range of works by both established and emerging artists. This exhibition marks the first group show for all participating artists since the inception of Sagan Editions in 2014, as well as the debut of 5 new editions.
Sagan Editions is also expanding to new formats, with new limited edition print types and products available for the first time, including enamel pins and tote bags. The quantity of each edition varies per item/object and is specified with each edition.
For more information on the artists and their work, please visit www.saganeditions.com.
Sagan MacIsaac is an artist and curator living in Toronto. Since studying Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University, Sagan has worked with many artists in their studios and at cultural institutions including The Art Gallery of Ontario and YYZ Artists' Outlet. She founded Sagan Editions to bring limited artist editions to collectors of all levels and create a hub for her conversations with cultural producers.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
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STROKE OF LUCK, Lido Pimienta | 2016 Giclee Print, Edition of 150
Lido Pimienta (b.1986) is a Toronto-based Colombian born interdisciplinary artist-curator and musician. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002. Her work explores the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American Diaspora and vernacular.
In 2007 Pimienta created The Tiny Box Collective alongside Kyle Mowat and Toni Darling in London Ontario, the collective focused on marrying art, music and performing arts as a way to integrate the artistic community in the city. In 2010 supporting the release of her first album Color LP Pimienta toured Latin America, USA and Europe gaining international recognition not only as a music performer but as advocate for Women in technology and Arts and the reformation of immigration policies in Canada. In 2012 she created Bridges, a multi-disciplinary festival featuring artists and musicians from South America and Canada working in similar ways as a way to break with Latin pre-conceptions. In 2013 she created Girl Talkz, a curated show featuring female-up-and-coming performing artists in Toronto. In 2014 she created GlitClit - A dj collective alongside music partners Kvesche Bijons and Blake Macfarlane, now HIGHWORLD, this dj collective aims to integrate electronic and live music, opening doors to djs, mcs and performers outside of Toronto, as a way to integrate music communities in the GTA. All of these projects are still active today.
FELTED DUST, Alicia Nauta | 2016 Silkscreened Print, Edition of 100
BEHIND BLINDS, Alicia Nauta, | 2016 Enamel Pin, Edition of 200
Alicia Nauta graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in Printmaking. All her work is part of Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe: collage, screenprinting, installation, wallpaper, bookworks, and a growing collection of found oddities for a future museum. She is member of Punchclock, a Toronto print studio, and has taught screenprinting and other DIY workshops at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the AGO Youth Free After Three program. She regularly tables at the NY and LA Art Book fairs with publications and prints. Her work has been exhibited at the AGO, Printed Matter, Katherine Mulherin, Artscape Youngplace, Art Metropole, and Narwhal Projects, as well as permanent wallpaper installations at Double Double Land, Likely General and a really cool baby's room.
POOLSIDE, Danielle Suppa | 2016 Giclee Print, Edition of 150
Danielle Suppa is a designer and creative director, with a focus on graphic and textile design. She is also the owner and creative director of SOUVENIR, which doubles as her design studio. Danielle infuses her background in fashion and product design with her current work, resulting in layered and thoughtfully designed works that draw reference from many sources and interests.
THE WORLDS TOTE, Hannah Enkel, 2016 Hand dyed, Silkscreened 100% cotton tote bag, Edition of 30
Hannah Enkel received her BFA from OCAD in 2010, majoring in printmaking. From sifting through the ways that printmaking techniques develop and stylize work came Enkel’s recognition that informing concepts based on material is vital to her practice. By applying different material processes that vary depending on the piece, Hannah builds, paints, prints, collects and archives. Enkel works in site-specific installation, which employs different formats; a semi-private archive in a basement or a large sign placed in heavily trafficked areas for public consumption. Engaging forms of labour and using her position Enkel seeks to flip or destabilize power structures and expose complexities of class and gender.
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(EN)MESHES, Layne Hinton | 2015 Giclee Print, Edition of 150
Exploring installation, film/video, performance, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and collage, Layne Hinton is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto. She was raised in a small family of artists in a converted church-house in the middle of nowhere surrounded by fields in rural Ontario; an upbringing which helps inform much of her work.
Hinton holds a BFA from OCAD University in Integrated Media, with a minor in Printmaking. She has received awards including the InterAccess Prize, OCADU Printmaking Award, OCADU Faculty Film/Video Scholarship, and O'Born Contemporary’s Best In Show for Romanticism Now. Hinton's work has been shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario, L’École des Beaux Arts Paris, the Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg, InterAccess Electronic and Media Arts Centre, Mono No Aware NYC, University of Buffalo Lower Gallery and YYZ Artist’s Outlet. Hinton also co-curates site-specific work as a member of Art Spin, a series of art-events in Toronto.
WATERWAYS, Heather Goodchild | 2015 Giclee print, Edition of 150
Heather Goodchild is a Toronto based artist, exhibiting since 2001. Working with textile techniques in conjunction with installation, performance, and sculpture, she creates scenarios that relate to the past to decode the present. Goodchild most recently exhibited at the Textile Museum of Canada and was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts international residency in Paris. She was the Artist in Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario in summer 2012 and has upcoming shows at Modern Fuel (Kingston), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto) and Mulherin (New York).
WOMEN IN THE WOODS, Darby Milbrath | 2015 Giclee Print, Edition of 150
Trained as a contemporary dancer, Darby Milbrath is a multi disciplinary artist currently focusing on drawing and painting. Darby is the chief advisor and Toronto correspondent for The Editorial Magazine. She is based in Toronto, Canada.
VASE NO. 7, Naomi Yasui | 2014 Giclee Print, Edition of 150
As a ceramic artist, working in sculpture, performance and installation, Naomi Yasui’s conceptual practice revolves around process, form, and happenstance. Her work enforces the notion of an aesthetic and spiritual pursuit rather than a concrete objective, lending insight into an ongoing practice. Focusing on the act of making as an extension of sentient being, she explores the intimate bond between maker and object. Yasui uses the abstraction of traditional techniques to exercise artistic expression, to place side-by-side the domestic object and conceptual art.
Yasui studied Material Art and Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Chapter IV: Painting with Fire presented at ESP Gallery, Toronto (2014); Chapter XI: Vases at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto (2013); and Wardens Abroad at Sur la Montagne (with Heather Goodchild), Berlin (2012). Recent group exhibitions include The Japaense Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto (2015); Narwhal Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto (2014); The Power Plant, Toronto (2013); and Battat Contemporary Gallery, Montreal (2013) Yasui was granted an artist-in-residence placement at Guldagergaard in Skælskor,Denmark in 2014. In collaboration with Heather Goodchild, Yasui runs the online project The Wardens Today. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
DEATH STRANGLES THE SWAN, Margaux Williamson | 2014 Giclee print, Edition of 150
Margaux Williamson lives in Toronto and was born in Pittsburgh. She was the artist in residence at the Klondike Institute for Arts & Culture in the Yukon and at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto which lead to the making of her first book of paintings, I Could See Everything, launched in 2014 by Coach House Press alongside shows in New York at the Mulherin+Pollard Gallery and in London UK at Frith Street Gallery. Her first movie Teenager Hamlet premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and can now be found on UbuWeb. She has written propaganda pamphlets How to Act in Real Life, How to See in the Dark and How to Dress for Our New World for curated projects at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2012, Toronto’s 2013 Nuit Blanche Festival, and the 2014 book Women In Clothes. Her work has been covered by the Believer magazine, Border Crossings, Five Dials, Huffington Post, the New York Times, New York Magazine among others. She contributes movie review to the cultural review site Back to the World and is currently working on a short book of movie reviews.