Come join us on Friday, April 21st from 7-9pm at Also As Well Too (753 Wall Street) for the launch of WOW by Ray Fenwick. This is the first of four editions in Parameter Press Quarterly Year Two. Subscriptions and drinks will be available.
WOW // Ray Fenwick // edition of 150 // Risograph // 72 instances of the word WOW // 2017
Year Two Artists-
● Ray Fenwick
● Diana Thorneycroft + Michael Boss
● Katrina Mendoza
Ray Fenwick is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, video, sound and typography. His work is an often playful attempt to explore unusual relationships with language, voice, and communication. He has an undergraduate degree from NSCAD and an MFA Degree from the University of Manitoba. He has participated in residencies at Struts Gallery (NB), Plug-In ICA (MB), and Owens Art Gallery (NB). He has exhibited, performed, and screened work in both Canada and the U.S., and he has spoken about his work at galleries, conferences and universities in both countries. He has received grants from the Canada Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council and Nova Scotia Culture and Heritage.
His performance work lies somewhere between experimental comedy and sound art, and has been performed at many venues including Galerie Sans Nom (NB), Grenfell Art Gallery (NFLD), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (AB), Truck Gallery (AB) and Plug-In ICA (MB). He has also performed this work in bars and at music festivals.
His band Pastoralia is an art, performance and music hybrid that acts as a meeting point between the practices of Fenwick and Halifax artist Mitchell Wiebe. Pastoralia has performed at various venues, including the opening of Mass MoCA’s Oh Canada exhibition, Halifax’s Nocturne festival and at the recent Saltbox performance festival in Newfoundland.
Parameter Press is a Winnipeg-based print collective that began with the purchase of a Riso duplicator in 2014.
Alongside Quarterly – an annual series of four Risograph editions – Parameter Press works with artists and arts organizations to produce risograph material on a project-by-project basis. PP is Suzie Smith, Andrew Lodwick and Abigail Auld.
Quarterly is a series of art publications delivered by mail over the course of one year.
Each year, four artists or artist collectives are invited to produce a Risograph edition, limited only by technical considerations including paper size, ink colour and mailing requirements. The content and format of each edition is determined by the artist. Past editions have ranged from a poster to a book, a collection of printed ephemera to paper dolls.
Subscriptions are per four artist set, with mid-year subscribers receiving all previously launched editions immediately. A limited number of single editions are made available after all subscriptions are filled.