Tracy Templeton “Unsettled”

Poetic Scape

poster for Tracy Templeton “Unsettled”
[Image: ​​​​©Tracy Templeton]

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Canadian printmaker Tracy Templeton is based in the United States as a professor at Indiana University and is active in the USA, Canada and abroad. Templeton produces work that refers to the larger implications of global issues and the universality of the human condition using imagery that points to the smaller, more intimate challenges faced by individuals. The work “Unsettled”, influenced by the current refugee crisis and immigration issues, is reflective of Templeton’s notion that it is fundamentally necessary for everyone to engage in a physical or spiritual journey in seeking their own sanctuary. The snowy night sky and crumpled sheets imply an unsettled sense of unease found in shifting moments of uncertainty, while the soft sheets and pillows imply the necessary rest and dreams essential to a personal journey. It has been sublimated into poetic expression. In creating this multi-layered work, Templeton makes full use of a hybrid printmaking technique that combines digital photo print, chine collé, and drypoint etching. The gold leaf lines cite the philosophy of “Kintsugi” that transcends space-time in healing wounds. They serve as a trace of torn folds in a weathered map carried throughout the journey. The exhibition will also include a collaborative print with photographer Osamu James Nakagawa, also a professor at Indiana University.



from December 21, 2019 to February 08, 2020

Opening Reception on 2019-12-21 from 18:00 to 20:00


Tracy Templeton



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