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Familiar Strangers / Les Etrangers Familiers

BAG - Nick Vandergugten Feature July 30-September 30

Agnes Ananichuk and Sylvain Tanguay
Bob Prittie Library, Metrotown

Familiar Strangers / Les Etrangers Familiers features works by two artists who have engaged in a long process of collaboration. Agnes Ananichuk is Ukrainian-Canadian and lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Sylvain Tanguay is Franco-Quebecois and lives in Amos, Quebec. The two artists began their work together during an artist exchange between Atelier Mille Feuille (Rouyn-Noranda, QC) and Ground Zero Printmakers (Victoria, BC) several years ago, and have since continued to work together using content from their respective families’ collections of old photographs. The two artists have never met in person, yet they have continued to communicate through the development of their collaborative print works.

Many works from this series incorporate the histories of Eastern European–and primarily Ukrainian–internment in Canada during the First World War. These events have brought the two artists together, not only through Ananichuk’s heritage, but through Tanguay’s location in Amos, Quebec, near one of the internment sites. Works include a variety of printmaking techniques, including collographs, photogravures and linocuts plus collages based on the combined works and materials from both artists.

Visit www.aananichukart.com or www.groundzeroprint.com for more information on these works.