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Ehryn Torrell

Halifax INK booth
London Art Book Fair
Whitechapel Gallery

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:30 pm
The artist will be present.
Halifax INK is pleased to present the world launch of the new publication, Ehryn Torrell, Self-Similar. The launch will take place on Friday, 26 September at 4:30 pm, at the Halifax INK booth, London Art Book Fair, at Whitechapel Gallery. The artist will be present for book signing, and has made a limited edition bookmark to celebrate the occasion.
This first monograph on Torrell, as well as being a document of the exhibition by the same name, is conceived as an artist’s bookwork, designed by Lauren Wickware working closely with the artist. Co-published by Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre and Cape Breton University Art Gallery, with support from RBC Emerging Artist Project, this beautifully designed catalogue features 23 colour plates, an artist interview and essays by Jane Neal and Robin Metcalfe.
Canadian artist Ehryn Torrell, currently based in London, explores the landscape of the built environment in large paintings on canvas and paper that incorporate visual elements of collapsed and derelict structures and of remembered cityscapes. Much of the work in Self-Similar is the result of Torrell’s time spent in China in 2008, where she was witness to one of the fastest, most ambitious urbanisation projects in history and the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Self-Similar also responds to Torrell's experiences in Hong Kong, Brighton (UK), and Baltimore (Maryland, USA), unpacking and collaging disparate environments.
The title of Self-Similar refers to a quality characteristic of fractal geometry. A self-similar object is exactly or approximately similar to a part of itself; the whole has the same shape as one or more of its parts.
The publication will be available for sale at the Halifax INK booth. Halifax INK is a consortium of visual arts publishers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, including Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), Centre for Art Tapes, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Eyelevel Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery and Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. They publish monographs, exhibition catalogues and limited-edition artists’ works, individually and collectively, under the imprint of Halifax INK.
The publishers gratefully acknowledge support from RBC Emerging Artist Project, Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

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Robin Metcalfe
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