Sean Caulfield : Floods and Shelters

Caverhill, Heather. Sean Caulfield : Floods and Shelters. Toronto, Ont.: Open Studio, 2014.

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Abstract (English)

"Caulfield’s interest in woodblock relates to its history as one of the earliest forms of printing, and its use in scientific/medical illustrations. In relation to this, he often exhibits the actual woodblocks as sculptural objects together with the prints, in order to create a monumental “book”, reminding viewers of the weight of the scientific knowledge found in this history of the printed image. Likewise, he is also interested in exploring the tactile, hand-made quality of the woodblock image, which stands in contrast to current digital printing technology, creating a different lens from which to view our contemporary context. He is also drawn to the formal limitations of woodblock, which generate a unique graphic language that seems ideally suited to exploring contemporary feelings of anxiety and fear associated with current technology." -- Publisher's website

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Kelly, Sara (Collaborator); Caverhill, Heather (Author)
Dossier: 351 - OPEN STUDIO (Toronto)
Collation: 1 online resrouce (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Open Studio
Artists: Caulfield, Sean
Art Organizations: Open Studio (Toronto)
Event Title: Sean Caulfield : Floods and Shelters
Type: Exhibition
Location: Open Studio (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 12 September - 18 October 2014
Copyright Statement: Open Studio; The artist; The author
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2020 21:00
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2020 21:00
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