detail from datumerrata exhibition
William Eakin and Craig Love
January 11th, 2013 to March 2nd, 2013
Opening: January 11th, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Febuary 9th, 2pm
Martha Street Studio presents an exhibition of new work by Winnipeg based artists William Eakin and Craig Love. Each artist will present work created over the last year, along with a new editioned portfolio of 12 pigment prints embellished with silkscreen. The portfolio is the first collaboration between the two artists and was produced by Martha Street Studio.
William Eakin was born in Winnipeg in 1952. He studied at the Vancouver School of Art from 1971 – 74, and subsequently for a year at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Other than a five year period during which he worked in the film industry and some time spent teaching photography at the University of Manitoba, he has worked exclusively on his photography. The recipient of a number of Canada Council and Manitoba Arts Council grants, in 2011 he was awarded the “Arts Award of Distinction” by the Manitoba Arts Council, in recognition of his lengthy and significant contribution to the arts in Manitoba.
Eakin has worked with a number of different formats and types of photography. His images are both taken and found. Throughout forty years of making photographs, he has sustained a commitment to, and a fascination with, subjects and objects that are normally undervalued and overlooked. In many ways his photographic practice has been a process of retrieval and re-evaluation and, at its core, it contains a deeply held ethical dimension in which carefulness, in the word’s root meaning (i.e. to be full of care) is operating without limitation.
Eakin has exhibited throughout North America, Australia, The Netherlands, Japan and Taiwan. There is an extensive body of writing about his work, most recently an article and portfolio of his Fading Dream series was published in the fall 2010 issue of EYEMAZING from Amsterdam. In 1996 he was awarded the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography, a prize administered by the Canada Council. Mr. Eakin is represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.
Craig Love is an artist who focuses his energies on painting, drawing, writing and bookmaking. He was trained in Fine Arts at both the University of Manitoba and Parson’s School of Design at the New School for Social Research. He has shown his works in Winnipeg, Toronto, New York, Istanbul, and in parts of Germany and Australia.