Anvil Centre hosts resident artists

August’s artists-in-residence at Anvil Centre are inviting New West residents to check out their work this week.

Andrea Taylor and Margery Theroux have spent the month of August working in Anvil Centre studios on charcoal drawings, monotype printmaking and drypoint printmaking.

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They’re currently binding 40 original drawings, 20 original prints and their own letterpress printed text into 10 limited-edition books, one of which will be presented by the artists to the Anvil Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m.

The book, Marking the Mutual, is the culmination of their month of collaboration.

“During this residency, the drawings and monotypes explored the artists’ abstract figures interacting on the page, emotionally, cognitively, and materially; alternating organically through the process between cooperation and conflict,” a press release says.

The two artists have been coming together to work on collaborative projects on a regular basis since 2014, when they graduated together from the master of fine arts program in visual arts at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Taylor is based in Burnaby and teaches in continuing studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Theroux is from New Jersey, where she teaches at three local art schools and holds monthly workshops in experimental drawing.

For more on their project, check out www.tinyurl.com/AnvilAugustArtists.

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