Jessica Desparois and Tricia Johnson have worked together in the Printmaking Studio in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University for the last 5 years. Jessica Desparois is the Department’s Printmaking Technician and Tricia Johnson is an Assistant Professor teaching Introduction to Print Media and Foundation Studio.
In their artwork, both artists have an affinity to working in Linocut, a print process where the artist carves and inks a piece of linoleum in order to create an image. Visually exploring the linocut process, both artists’ practices have resulted in distinct styles; Desparois’s prints use the graphic and expressive line quality of carving to activate her subject matter while Johnson uses an austere carved contour line. Yet both artists have gravitated towards personal imagery as the subject matter of their work.
Strand Fine Art Services
Show runs March 8th - March 30th
Opening Reception: Friday, March 8th, 7:00 PM
1161 Florence St., Unit #4
(Entrance off Eleanor St.)