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Roslyn Swartzman: Forces of Nature
January 4 - 31, 2007

VERNISSAGE: Thursday, January 4, 2007 from 5 to 8 pm

ESPACE TROIS, Montreal, December 22, 2006. Espace Trois is pleased to present etchings, drawings, and sculptures of the far north by the Montreal based artist Roslyn Swartzman. For over 40 years Swartzman has been teaching art and creating works which celebrate the forces of nature that shape our landscape.

Best known for her meticulous multi-plate etchings of snow and ice based on forms of Artic iceflows and icebergs, she has also transformed the views she saw while flying over the frozen northland. In her work we always see a reflection of the artist’s sensitivity to the natural forms, colour and texture of the Canadian Northland.

During the forty years that she taught in the Saidye Bronfman School of Fine Arts,
Swartzmans’s influence has empowered hundreds of students who studied etching or drawing with her. In recognition of her creative and teaching skills, she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy ( R.C.A.) in 1973.

33 solo exhibitions across Canada
Since Swartzman’s first solo exhibition in 1959 in Gallery XII at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the artist’s prints, drawings, watercolours and more recently, her sculptures have been presented in thirty-three solo exhibitions across Canada. Cities include Montreal, Grandby, Drummondville, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Burnaby, Toronto, and Ottawa. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition in Espace Trois (1996 and 2006)

46 group exhibitions
Her work has been selected for forty-six juried and invitational group exhibitions including Les Femmeuse in Montreal, Painters from Quebec in Toronto, Fifth International Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland, The International Print Triennial in Cracow, Poland and the Second British International print Bienniel, Brantford, England.

Roslyn Swartzman is represented in the permanent collections of 34 Museums and University collections including the New York Public library and the Brooklyn Museum in New York


Artist / Teacher / Mentor

Head of Printmaking Department 1964 –1997
Founder and Coordinator of Comprehensive Art Program (CAP)

Join us in a festive atmosphere
Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Followed by a retrospective exhibition at 6:00 pm
of Roslyn’s prints, drawings, sculptures in ESPACE TROIS.

Refreshments will be offered.

Espace Trois is an exhibition space of the School of Fine Arts devoted to exhibiting work by artists who teach in the School of Fine arts as well as the Advanced Atelier members.

Information: Doreen Lindsay, Coordinator of Exhibitions (514) 932-6688