FIGURE AND GROUND / Gord Sisler

FIGURE AND GROUND
Gord Sisler
Reception Sat 30 June 2PM-4PM
 
Making paper by hand the long history of the blank slate or Tabula Rasa is questioned as stucture, form and order are revealed at every level of craft and material. Pressing inked letters into paper to print words an interface is created privileging foreground against background in the production of legibility. In 2017 I was fortunate to engage with Brock students in Professor Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas’ undergraduate History classes. FIGURE AND GROUND explores issues raised in these workshops using the medium of handmade printing and letterpress printing, asking “Why do we attend to the things to which we attend?”