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Item Name: Print
Title: Untitled
Maker: Kenneth Peters
Year: 1970
Country: Canadian
Materials: offset
Measurements: in frame: 43 cm x 36 cm; work: 41.8 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number: ART 106
Legal Status: ART RENTAL

Extended Label Info: The subject matter in this artist-made print by Kenneth Peters is the exploration of colour and texture, the formal visual elements of an artwork. Although it looks like a splashy watercolour painting, Peters used a form of printmaking to create this image. “Offset lithography” involves transferring the image onto an intermediate surface before printing it onto the final sheet, rather than printing the image directly from plate onto paper as is the case with most printmaking techniques. In doing so, the image is twice reversed and so appears the same as the original design on the printing stone or plate. In printmaking, each colour needs to be applied in a separate layer. The edition number indicates that this is the eighth version of the print in a series limited to 45 prints. Born in Regina, Kenneth Peters (1939 – 2007) studied at the School of Fine Art at the University of Saskatchewan's Regina Campus (now University of Regina) and earned his diploma in 1960. From 1962 to 1968, Peters taught art at the University in Regina. During this time, he was part of a growing abstract art movement in the prairies. He attended the Emma Lake workshops with internationally distinguished figures working in abstraction, such as the painters John Ferren, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Michael Steiner, the composer John Cage, and the critics Lawrence Alloway and Clement Greenberg. In 1968, Peters moved to Montreal, and taught for two years at Sir George Williams University (now part of Concordia). In 1970, he was hired as permanent faculty by Heritage College in Hull, Quebec. In 1984, Peters returned to Montreal, and taught at Concordia University before retiring. Peters’ artwork has been exhibited internationally and is held in several public collections: Canada Council Art Bank, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, University of Calgary, Edmonton Art Gallery, and Dunlop Art Gallery.