In continuation of its 10th anniversary celebration, Nicholas Metivier Gallery is pleased to present Editions, an exhibition of portfolios and prints the gallery has published since 2004. Works by Stephen Appleby-Barr, Edward Burtynsky, John Hartman, James Lahey, Robert Polidori and John Scott will be included in the exhibition that will open on June 26 and will run until July 19. The opening reception will take place on June 26 between 6 and 8 pm with a talk by Stephen Appleby-Barr and John Hartman on their respective printmaking practices commencing at 6:30 pm.
Publishing is an integral part of Nicholas Metivier Gallery’s program. To facilitate its projects, the gallery collaborates with its artists from conception to completion while enlisting the help of some of the finest print makers and designers in North America. Included in this distinction is Gregory Burnet of Burnet Editions in New York. Burnet has worked with world-renowned artists such as Kara Walker, Sean Scully and Richard Tuttle. In 2008, John Hartman printed The City with Burnet, a suite of four etchings depicting Miami, San Francisco, New York and London. Stephen Appleby-Barr also completed a highly successful etching project with Burnet earlier this year. The resulting etchings, The Scutifier and Pantyhose Lunaire, mark a significant shift in Appleby-Barr’s printmaking ability and his understanding of the medium.
Since 2012, Nicholas Metivier Gallery has published three lithographs with John Scott at Open Studio in Toronto. The third print will be released this summer and will be shown for the first time during Editions. This new release precedes an important season for Scott. His mid-career survey exhibition, Fearful Symmetry: The Art of John Scott, organized by the Faulconer Gallery opens this October and his fifth solo exhibition at the gallery opens this September.
In addition to prints, Nicholas Metivier Gallery has published several custom-designed portfolios with Edward Burtynsky (The Pentimento Portfolio), John Hartman (The Shorelines Portfolio), James Lahey (Eight Days) and Robert Polidori (The Chernobyl Portfolio). These portfolios are exquisitely crafted, archival objects that highlight a particular series by each artist. Accompanied by a text or catalogue, the portfolios offer a cohesive story and an intimate viewing experience for collectors. Rarely on display, the gallery will be showcasing all of the portfolios and their contents in this exhibition, a first in the gallery’s history.
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