Faces and Flowers
March 27 – April 10, 2019
April 4, 2019 (17 h 00 – 20 h 00)
In my artistic practice, I am inspired to explore innovative processes, frequently leading to an intense focus concentrating on using one process, or a combination of processes, throughout a series. Contemporary printmaking involves many approaches including new digital approaches, renewing age-old techniques, and printing on and with alternative materials and tools using a myriad of printed formats.
In Faces and Flowers a selection of works are presented from a series that focuses on the repetitive use of a limited number of digitally manipulated images, or found materials, which are used as the point of departure in the processes of cyanotype and screen printing.
The works were created using a range of support materials (paper, raw canvas, wood panels, acrylic sheet), and combinations of techniques to create the final images.
I would like to acknowledge Farouk Kaspaules for his introduction and encouragement in the use of the techniques of cyanotype and screen printing.
Roger Sutcliffe is a Nepean-based painter and printmaker and an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists. He has a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Ottawa School of Art, and completed several workshops in painting and printmaking at Haliburton College of Art and Design. He has studied printmaking with Robert Hinchley, Otis Tamasauskas RCA, and Farouk Kaspaules.
He received the David and Nicole Henderson Fine Arts Award (2016), the Ted Marshall Memorial Award (2017), and the Ottawa Mixed Media Award (2018), and at Selections 2018 a juried exhibition of The Arts Network Ottawa (formally AOE Arts Council), received the Juror’s Choice Award for his abstract painting ‘Cubic Gyrations’.
He has over 10 solo exhibitions since 2013 and exhibited in over 60 shows including juried, group, and touring exhibitions. He had works included in the Progressions 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 exhibits at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, and recently, he had electro-etchings juried into the BIMPE X – Biennial International Print Exhibition which were exhibited in Vancouver, Kelowna and Edmonton.
For more information and a full listings of exhibitions visit www.rogersutcliffe.ca