5th of June
708G Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1G6P6
Prints & Inks is a celebration of print and graphic arts in Canada’s capital city. With the opening of our pop-up space, Possible Worlds, and Spins & Needles 10-Year Anniversary in 2015, we’ll be bringing several shows to you this year featuring creative talent from Canada and beyond.
Our first gallery show this year at Possible Worlds is focused on the Risograph printing machine.
:: FEATURED ARTISTS x DESIGNERS x STUDIOS x PRESSES
Clay Hickson | Tan & Loose Press (Chicago, US)
Colpa Press (San Francisco, US)
Gabriella Marcella | Risotto (Glasgow, Scotland)
Ink’chacha (Hong Kong)
Issue Press (Grand Rapids, US)
JP King | Paper Pusher (Toronto, Canada)
Knuckles & Notch (Singapore)
Knust Press/EXTRAPOOL (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Meli-Melo Press (São Paulo, Brazil)
Sigrid Calon (Tilburg, Netherlands)
The Risograph is a relative newcomer to the print world. But for a growing amount of artists, designers, publishers, studios and institutions, this printing machine is quickly becoming a definitive creative tool in today’s graphic art, design and publishing milieus.
This exhibition presents leading international artists, designers, publishers and studios who are pioneering and producing work on the Risograph, pushing the boundaries of the machine, and disseminating ideas through print in an affordable and accessible way.
Original, affordable artwork, limited edition prints, artbooks and zines will be available for purchase during the entire show.
:: OPENING NIGHT
Opening night is at Possible Worlds on Friday, June 5. DJ Jason Skilz will be spinning underground beats. We’ll talk about the Risograph machine we’ve recently acquired, as well as launching our first Risograph publication, Noise in NYC.
:: ARTIST PROFILES
We’ll be posting interviews on the blog with participating artists leading up to and throughout the show.
:: SOCIAL MEDIA
Web: www.spinsandneedles.com | www.possibleworldsshop.com
Twitter x Instagram: @spinsandneedles | @possworldsshop
Facebook: Spins & Needles | Possible Worlds
What: Prints & Inks 2015: Risograph Edition presented by Spins & Needles
When: Friday, June 5, to Sunday, July 12, 2015
Opening Party: Friday, June 5 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Possible Worlds (Spins & Needles micro experimental space) (708G Somerset St. W., Ottawa, Canada), (on the top floor of the Humphrey Plaza, between Arthur and Cambridge Streets)
Hours: Wednesdays 6-9 PM | Saturday and Sundays 12-6 PM
Curated by: Melanie Yugo, Spins & Needles Creative Director