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Imprinted Lines: narrative in Brazilian woodcutting | Art Opening

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the Opening Reception of “Imprinted Lines: narrative in Brazilian woodcutting” in the 2nd Floor at Gladstone Hotel.

It’s gonna be a great night, because we are together with the Why the @#&! Do you Paint? All Those Lines: Opening Reception. Don’t miss it.

Brazil has a long tradition of woodcutting – probably because it is an easy way to cut and print by hand. For that reason, the Northeast region of the country found the best way to express its culture through wood engravings, joining the thick lines of the drawing with the poetic lines of “String Literature” (Literatura de Cordel).

The imprint gave man a reproduction of the narrative; their stories, songs, and tales that could, through the press, circulate around the world.

In this exhibition, there are artists not just from the Northeast of Brazil, but also from the South and Southeast. We have here some examples of how the line created by wood can narrate traditional and contemporary stories, with the simplicity and sophistication that woodcutting can give us.

Exhibition: November 8th – 30th, 10am-4pm daily (weekends by appointment)

Curated by Alexandre Dias Ramos

Artists: Airton Laurindo da Silva (Juazeiro do Norte, CE), André de Miranda (Rio de Janeiro, RJ), Marcelo Monteiro (Porto Alegre, RS), Maria Iza Campos (São Paulo, SP)

String Literature: Engravings by Dila (Caruaru, PE), Rick Marinho (Lajedo, PE), Abdias Campos (Recife, PE), and J. Borges (Bezerros, PE) / Poems by Jefferson Moisés, Maria Betânia, Olegário Filho, Terlebibi, Maria Bonita, Arroz Doce (Caruaru, PE); Abdias Campos (Recife, PE); Rick Marinho (Lajedo, PE); and Francisco Sales de Arêda (Bezerros, PE)

Supported by: VISIT curatorial art magazineJornal de Toronto and Ciranda Brasileira

Many thanks to: Carolina Soares, Chris Mitchell, Emma Sheppard, Lee Petrie & Leila Sandra Farah


November 8, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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