Thursday, April 5 -- 1:30pm - 3pm --Bally's, Gold Ballroom




Panel Chairs: Yannick Desranleau, Chloe Lum

Panelists: Katie Bethune-Leamen, Kelly Jazvac


Over the past decade and a half, we have both noticed and participated in what has been referred to as print in the expanded field; printmaking increasingly being used in sculptural, installative, or painterly modes. As some printmakers of our generation ask “What is print for?” in trying to parse received ideas that may no longer fit, we have witnessed our colleagues stacking or folding their prints to create sculpture, turn prints inflatable, or make giant printed banners to be dropped from forty-five feet above during a performance; it seems that the answer is “Print is for everything.”


We would like to widen this conversation by including our colleagues who may not see themselves as printmakers yet nevertheless use technologies of print and reproduction in their practices. During this panel we hope to look beyond medium-specificity into the framing of the matrix, circulation, production, and reproduction and how these ideas may be engaged with within multidisciplinary practices.


Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists based in Montreal. Their work focuses on the lifespan of material; how material stresses cause fading, scuffing, peeling, crumpling or crushing, and, how these reactions can be said to animate the materials. The duo is equally interested in collaboration, with each other, other artists, and their materials, as both subject matter and research interest. These interests in collaboration and materiality inform their practice in print, installation, sculpture, photography, dance, and video wherein objects perform via their decay; to be re-used and re-deployed wearing the traces of past use.

Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau's multidisciplinary practice has been the object of solo exhibitions at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota; University of Texas, Austin; the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown; YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto; and the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto; amongst others. They have participated in many group exhibitions, notably at the Center for Books and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Kunsthalle Wien; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England; and at Whitechapel Project Space, London.


Katie Bethune-Leamen makes installations, working in sculpture, video, painting, drawing, etc., and has written for C Magazine, Border Crossings, Canadian Art and others. Based in Toronto (CA), her work can be seen at  Kelly Jazvac is a Canadian artist who works with salvaged plastic, including plastic collected from the printed advertisement industry.  She is based in Montréal, where she teaches at Concordia University. She is also a member of the Synthetic Collective: an interdisciplinary team of scientists, artists, writers and thinkers who research plastics pollution in the environment.