Gallery TPW | Silver Editions
About the SILVER EDITIONS 2010 Set
Silver Editions 2010 presents an opportunity to collect unique works by three Canadian Artists who have achieved significant recognition early in their careers. Brooklyn based Dawit Petros was recently featured in the exhibition Position As Desired / Exploring African Canadian Identity: Photographs from the Wedge Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum curated by Kenneth Montague. The Art Gallery of Hamilton presented a solo exhibition of Jesse Boles' large format industrial landscapes early in 2010. Los Angeles based artist Davida Nemeroff was featured in a solo exhibition at Gallery TPW in February 2011.
Silver Editions 2010 is produced in an edition of 23 and is available for sale as a set for $1,250.
Silver Editions 2010 is the fifth collection in the series. The images have been generously donated by the participating artists to support Gallery TPW, a non profit artist-run centre and registered charity. All proceeds go to support Gallery TPW’s operations, programming and mandate.
About this Work
Double Cube Formation, No. 1
The series Mahber Shaw’ate (Association of 7), takes as its starting point found cardboard boxes and an east African alphabet. Tigrinya is a language spoken in Eritrea and northern Ethiopia. Inherent to the script are 7 individual permutations that transform 33 basic consonants into 231 symbols.
The work integrates performative, sculptural and installation strategies through Photography. Each image depicts a speciﬁc permutation documented in various studio locations and landscapes.
The work does several things. It proposes an alternate, parallel model for seriality in art. Second, it offers a metaphor for subjects who are transformed within different cultural contexts. Third, it uses simple cardboard as a material to construct elegant forms, while highlighting cardboard’s association with movements of people, objects and ideas.
The result is a hybridized cartography of language. The temporary structures merge possibilities inherent in speciﬁc cultural frameworks: African and western. The photographs present a third-form, which borrows freely from both.
About the Print
This edition, supervised by the artist, is printed with archival pigment inks on a satin Fine Art paper. The ink and paper combination have a display permanence rating of 200+ years. All our prints are made with the greatest attention to quality and a concern for permanence.
About the Artist
Dawit L. Petros was born in Asmara, Eritrea, raised in Kenya and Canada and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He completed an MFA at the SMFA, Boston, (2007), a BFA in Photography at Concordia University, (2003), and a BA in History at the University of Saskatchewan, (1996). Petros’ works have been shown at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Alexander Gray Associates, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., PPOW Gallery, Gallery 4, Observatoire 4, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Jack Shainman Gallery, Prefix Gallery, and Gallery 101. Awards include: Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant, Art Matters Foundation Grant; Center for Photography at Woodstock Residency, and a Fulbright Fellowship. He was an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, New York in 2008-2009.
The image is courtesy of the Artist and Alexander Gray Associates.