Parameter Press Quarterly - Year Two, Issue three - Michael Boss and Diana Thorneycroft - Launches at finch Gallery Workspace
The Talking Crow // Michael Boss and Diana Thorneycroft //16-page hand-bound book // Risograph // edition of 150 //1964/2017
Parameter Press is very pleased to present The Talking Crow by Michael Boss and Diana Thorneycroft, which will launch at Finch Gallery Workspace on Nov. 22.
Parameter Press gave the artists a challenge to work collaboratively; what they've produced is an artist book based on a story Michael wrote as a child. From this text (with all of its misspellings and idiosyncrasies left intact), Diana has created three fantastical drawings which twist famous works by Otto Dix, Frida Kahlo, and Édouard Manet. The book has been printed primarily in gold and black, with the addition of blue and red on the cover.
Please join us to celebrate the launch of The Talking Crow. We will have drinks and editions available for purchase.
Wednesday, November 22nd from 7-9pm at Finch Gallery, 74 Princess St.
single edition $20
Quarterly- Year Two subscription of four artworks $65
(free domestic shipping)
also available online!
Michael Boss is an artist and educator living in Winnipeg, Canada. His artwork ranges from drawing and painting to photography, sculpture, installation, performance and poetry. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, in the United States, Australia, Germany and Ukraine. Michael held the position of Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Mount Allison University and Lakehead University. He has also taught art at other post secondary institutions in Manitoba and Ontario. He was Head of Education at The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon for 7 years and was Head of Studio Programs at The Winnipeg Art Gallery from 1998-2014.
Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distiction, an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term Grant from the Canada Council, several Senior Arts Grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Thorneycroft taught as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba's School of Art for 25 years. Since 2010 she has been focusing on her studio practice full time, and has gallery representation in Canada, the US and Europe.
Join us, Friday November 17th, 7 pm
for a performance art piece directed by: Greg Hanec
From The Other Side
The artwork examines separation, mystery, concealment, reaching out, the problems humans have in communicating with each other without using veils or masks and general fears that come with not knowing what to expect From the Other Side.
Directed and conceived by Greg Hanec in collaboration with local musicians Anna and Jason Hovland, artist Alexis Flower and actor David Loftson as a "witness".
From the Other Side is a 45 min piece that utilizes lighting effects, a diverse range of free improvisational musical styles, theoretical exposition recited by a witness, live painting and a set designed with PVC plastic. The set creates a "wall", separating spectators from performers, with the audience concealed, looking toward a semi-opaque wall. This represents "the other side".
After the performance everyone is welcome to a small meet-and-greet with music by local DJ, Ali Can Cekierge (FC Coconut)
It will help with the post-performance discussion of: "what the HELL was that?" This will be a strange yet moving experience. So if you feel like acquainting yourself with some outlandish artistic expression...this would be the venue.
Tickets are $20.
Proceeds will help support FINCH gallery and workspace and the artists.