September 28, 2018 - November 17, 2018
An Edmonton artist whose prints are internationally renowned, Caulfield conjures the dark trauma of destruction and the potential for regeneration in his new carved wood sculpture and relief mural works. Exposing the processes behind his woodcut, mezzotint and linocut prints, also presented in the exhibition, these new works are finely detailed, powerfully moving and monumental in scale. “My work considers the ways our environment is transformed by forces of urban and industrial growth… Ultimately my work focusses on the idea that crisis and change – whether it be environmental, political or personal – can be a significant and positive catalyst for rebirth, growth and courage.” Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has received numerous grants and awards for his work including: Triennial Prize at the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand; SSHRC Dissemination and Fine Arts Creation Grants: Canadian Stem Cell Network Impact Grant; Canada Council Travel Grant; and a Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council, USA. Caulfield’s work is in various public and private collections including Canada, the USA and England, and is represented by dc3 Art Projects.