By Amaris Bourdeau
NSCAD University student April Dean made an impression at the opening of her art exhibit Soft Light, Hard Landing.
The exhibit took place in the university’s Anna Leonowens Gallery on Monday, April 3.
“The turnout is great. It means a lot that all these people showed up to see my work,” says Dean.
The print show served as the artist’s master’s thesis. Dean plans to gradate in the upcoming month with a Master of Fine Arts in Media Arts.
The Gallery is made up of three rooms, which means three exhibits took place at once.
“All the exhibits were really interesting, but April’s was the most creative,” says Emily Chudnovsky, art history student at NSCAD University. “I really enjoyed what she accomplished with her medium.”
Historically, printmaking is the art of printing, with an element of originality. Prints are created by transferring ink to a sheet of paper or another form of material.
Dean’s use of lighting to accomplish original prints was possible because of her practice with film.
In her artist’s statement, Dean wrote, “The works in Soft Light, Hard Landing combine images that embody a visceral lived experience while evoking a quiet introspection of the multiple layers, which complicate and mediate that experience.”
NSCAD student Emily Chudnovsky talks about April Dean’s exhibit, Soft Light, Hard Landing.