REMAI MODERN LAUNCHES ITS FIRST ARTIST EDITION
The Diamond Eye Assembly: A Map of Locations, 2019
Eight-colour screen print on Stonehenge paper, 21 x 19 inches
Edition of 50
Printed by Michael Peterson, Void
Remai Modern’s first artist edition shines a light on the creative process of Saskatoon artist Amalie Atkins. The screen print is derived from a collaged map Atkins’ created in reference to her recent trilogy of films The Diamond Eye Assembly. It points to both fictional and real locations in Saskatchewan and provides clues about the topography, characters and action in her work.
The limited, 50-edition run was printed by Michael Peterson from Saskatoon’s Void Gallery and consists of eight layers of hand-mixed archival ink on cotton rag paper. It is available for purchase in the museum’s Art & Design Store while supplies last.
Amalie Atkins lives, works, and canoes while holding a film camera in Saskatoon. She creates cinematic fables through a blend of film, textiles, installations, performance and photography, imprinting a fictional world onto everyday life. Atkins has exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Central Art Garage, Ottawa; Moving Image, New York City; and 12:14 Contemporary, Vienna. She has also exhibited in Queensland & Tasmania, London and Berlin.
Her work has been included in major survey exhibitions, most notably, Oh, Canada, presented by MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; DreamLand: Textiles in the Canadian Landscape, presented by Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto; and Road Show East, which toured in Eastern Europe.
Atkins was the recipient of the Locale Art Award for western Canada in 2011 and long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2012 and 2013. The solo exhibition we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical toured to the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; and College Art Galleries, Saskatoon. Her work is currently on view in Where the hour floats, a selected exhibition for Capture Photo Fest at Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam. Amalie Atkins & The Diamond Eye Assembly, Atkins’ newest and most expansive film project to date, premieres at Remai Modern on April 5, 2019.
Michael is Director and Co-Founder of Void, a non-profit screen print and risograph studio. He is in his third and final year as Curator of Nuit Blanche Saskatoon’s annual festival. He runs the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s Professional Practices, a provincial program of arts business training, and sits on the board for SaskGalleries. Peterson received his BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and his MDes (Master of Design) from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver.
Void supports local artists and the local arts community through training, provision of space and equipment, and community-outreach programming. Since opening in 2012, Void has worked to create a market for local art that hasn’t found a home in Saskatoon’s gallery system. The studio focuses on art that is accessible to the general public, including T-shirts and posters.