In the News: November 7 – 12, 2019

Summary of news articles featuring the NSCAD Lithography Workshop: Contemporary Editions.

In the ’70s, the world’s top artists flocked to Halifax. This new project revives that moment

The premise is simple. An artist — an artist with no printmaking experience on their CV, if possible — gets an invite from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Prepared with an idea, they show up in Halifax, where they’re paired with a master printer. And together, they make a lithograph — a brand new original artwork.

With this image of a headless saint, Shary Boyle slyly critiques male-dominated 1970s conceptual art

Shary Boyle is perhaps best known as a sculptor. She makes works that range from the tiny to the intimidating, all marked by a sort of scary level of intimacy. They’re also super smart. And she’s brought the same energy to the lithograph she created for the lithography workshop at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. The workshop itself is a place with serious art world legacy — it was the home to many heavy hitters of the conceptual art world in the 1970s.