And So They Print
September 14 - 30, 2020
This exhibition is taking place solely online through our Instagram page, Facebook page, and our newly constructed official Hatch Art Gallery website.
Exhibiting Artists // Corresponding Researched Artist
Brianna Anderson // Alena Kučerová
Paige Braithwaite // Mirela Jade Malimban
Stephanie Bueno // Denise Hawrysio
Chipo Chipaziwa // Lorna Simpson
Margaret Joba-Woodruff // Emma Nishimura
Vicky Mo // Imin Yeh
Ann Richards // Saskia Jetten
Curated by Margaret Joba-Woodruff
And So They Print came out of an impulse to research, interpret, understand and fold the roles, impacts, and innovations of women printmakers.
This impulse seeks to challenge and re-read the canonical history of printmaking by highlighting the often overlooked contributions of women who print.
Seven artists each selected one artist working with print whose practice they have been researching. They each will ask conceptual and material questions that arise between their practices — all while contextualizing their own positionality alongside their chosen artist.
And So They Print also frames printmaking practices as collaborative and community-based. The participating group of women artists begin to create a network of conversations and connections between their chosen artists, as well as each other.
Stemming from the embodied research on their chosen artists, the seven artists will engage in Instagram takeovers, posts, livestream demonstrations and workshops through the Hatch’s various forms of social media and website. Finally, a collaborative screen printed *zine will be produced and distributed.
And So They Print does not finish at the end of the exhibition schedule. This project is intended to extend into the future, and act as an ongoing body of research which will culminate into final works. Additionally, a collaboratively made List of Further Resources will provide links to bibliographies, other printmaking communities, workspaces, and projects.
Which artists had we never heard of? Who was never mentioned in formal art education? Who is left out of the canonical history of print?
How does awareness of other women artists and their practices influence one’s position to their own identities, methods and perceptions of what printmaking can be?
By negotiating with these questions, And So They Print becomes an act of research-creation, collaboration, sharing and (un)learning.
* The zine will be funded by the generosity of UTown@UBC’s Community of Caring Grant which we gratefully acknowledge. You can read more about this grant via their website above.
WEEK 1: Instagram Takeovers
Mon, Sept 14th: Chipo Chipaziwa Instagram Takeover
Tues, Sept 15th: Paige Braithwaite Instagram Takeover
Wed, Sept 16th: Ann Richards Instagram Takeover
Thurs, Sept 17th: Brianna Anderson Instagram Takeover
Fri, Sept 18th: Stephanie Bueno Instagram Takeover
Sat, Sept 19th: Margaret Joba Woodruff Instagram Takeover
Sun, Sept 20th: Vicky Mo Instagram Takeover
WEEK 2: Zine Production & Live Events
Tue, Sept 22nd: Malaspina Printmakers Virtual Studio Tour
Mon, Sept 28th: Live Virtual Monotype Zine Folding Demonstration with Margaret
Wed, Sept 30th: Zine Distribution & Project Conclusion
About the Hatch
The Hatch Art Gallery is UBC’s only student-run exhibition space. Established in 1970 as the SUB Gallery in the old Student Union Building, the gallery found a new life in the AMS Student Nest in 2015. Situated on the unceded, ancestral and traditional lands of the xwmə0–kwəy’əm (Musqueam), the Hatch aims to stimulate the exchange of art and ideas between artists, students, and the public. Committed to promoting the practices of UBC students and alum, the Hatch seeks to present innovative projects on critical subjects relevant to larger discourses in contemporary art, visual culture and theory.
In addition to exhibitions of student and local art, the Hatch also maintains and displays the AMS Art Collection, an impressive assortment of Canadian art that provides a cross section of artistic growth and development in Canada since 1945. The Hatch’s exhibition schedule is also supplemented by a variety of special events and projects throughout the year, including collaborative programs, workshops, performances, and the annual Visual Art Students’ Association exhibition.
The Hatch Art Gallery is supported by the UBC Alma Mater Society.