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Vera Bracken Library

February 27, 2015

12:00 PM

3D in Art – makerspace YXH with Susan Shantz

February 27, 2015

Creatures in Translation: 3D in Art

Saskatoon artist, Susan Shantz, will present slides of her recent digital art project, creatures in translation, which “translated” four early-20th century Japanese ceramic teapots into new materials using 2D and 3D printing technologies. This project resulted in over 80 mixed-media sculptures and prints that will be showing at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Feb. 21 – April 11, 2015.

Creatures in Translation has been exhibited across Canada at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, the Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, and the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary.

Presenter Bio

Susan Shantz works in mixed-media sculpture and installation. She is interested in processes of making as they relate to craft, nature and the body. She has exhibited her work across the country in artist-run, public and commercial galleries and teaches sculpture/extended media in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan

Recent bodies of work include creatures in translation (Dunlop Art Gallery, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Illingworth Kerr Gallery and the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre); chamber and canopy (Art Gallery of Regina, Mendel Art Gallery); technologies of tenderness (Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery of Prince Albert) and e(ate)n and Satiate (Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ste Hyacinthe Art Gallery and Southern Alberta Art Gallery). She has received grants from the Canada Council, Saskatchewan Arts Board, the BC and Ontario Arts Councils and her work is in private and public collections across the country.