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Marty Levenson: Now and Then

Marty Levenson Now and Then

Marty Levenson
Now and Then
July 12-September 19, 2016
Bob Prittie Library 

This Burnaby Art Gallery Offsite exhibition was designed to complement the exhibition Matrix: Perspectives from the Malaspina Archive (1979-1982), currently on view at Bob Prittie Metrotown Library. Both exhibitions use the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection’s Malaspina Printshop Archive as a base for investigating printmaking activities in the early days of the Malaspina Printshop.

Marty Levenson’s exhibit features four coloured etchings and a mixed media composition printed at Malaspina in the early 1980s together with recently created monoprints. Most of these newer prints reference the garden maintained by Levenson’s wife, Jacquie. The three works from the series entitled History into Nature were inspired by the writings of Roland Barthes. The Malaspina Printshop Archive was gifted to the gallery by Milton and Fei Wong in 1988. Levenson’s more recent monoprints appear courtesy of the artist.

Still a member of Malaspina, Levenson now does his printing at his home studio on Bowen Island and maintains a studio in Vancouver for his registered art therapy practice.

More information about Marty’s art practice can be found at bowenislandartherapy.com and more information on his art therapy practice can be found at vancouverarttherapy.com.

Find out more about the history of Malaspina Printmakers Society and read an essay by Gillian Armitage in our 
tumblr blog.

Image credit: Marty Levenson, First Print on Hunter-Penrose, etching, 1982, from the Malaspina Printshop Archives of the City of Burnaby Permanent Collection, gift of Milton and Fei Wong.