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June 10, 2022 - July 15, 2022

James Boychuk-Hunter - HorizonLine/BaseLine Exhibition and Artist Talk

Martha Street Studio is pleased to present HorizonLine/BaseLine, a solo exhibition by** James Boychuck-Hunter** (AB).

We are thrilled to invite you back to the gallery for a limited-capacity opening reception on Friday June 10 beginning at 6pm until 9pm. The gallery will accommodate 15 visitors at a time and masks will be required inside the building.

_HorizonLine/BaseLine _engages with graphic symbolic iconographies, asserting an interest in the derivation of certain graphic sensibilities that surround us, but often go unnoticed. Central themes include the function of visual communication - both as intended, as well as the colloquial interpretations that develop through practical engagement - and communications conventions that mutate over time and as media technologies and processes change.

_HorizonLine/BaseLine _hybridizes printmaking techniques, combining etching, woodcut and lithography into experimental constructions, assembling objects from component parts of printed materials. These works utilize a plurality of materials including printed paper, etched and folded steel, cut granite, wire, and steel bar.

Artist Bio James Boychuk-Hunter is an artist working in printmaking, drawing and sculpture. He has an MFA from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a BFA from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He has exhibited in the North America, Europe, and Asia.

He has received grants and awards including, a 2019 Boston Printmakers North American Biennial Purchase Prize, first place from in the “CLIP: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper” exhibition, visual arts production grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, as well as numerous scholarships. James is currently a sessional faculty member in the print media department at The Alberta University of the Arts, (AU Arts), in Calgary Alberta.

Accessibility

ASL interpretation will be provided and live captions will be enabled for the artist talk on June 11th. This talk is free to attend and open to the public.

Martha Street Studio is located at 11 Martha Street. A loading zone is located on the street at the front of the building. Martha Street Studio is an accessible space with a lift and two accessible gender-neutral washrooms located on the second floor.