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Future Forwards: SNAP New Editions Project

Future Forwards looks toward emerging and prominent Black artists in the Edmonton, Montréal, and Toronto communities to showcase diverse perspectives and exemplary skill. SNAP has commissioned four new limited edition prints by artists Anna Jane McIntyre, Braxton Garneau, Raneece Buddan, and Khadijah Morley as part of this great new project.

2022 marks SNAP’s 40th anniversary and this project aims to rectify the lack of representation for Black printmakers’ work in the organization’s history. Through this initiative, SNAP looks forward to a future of fostering and supporting projects from previously underrepresented artists.

This limited edition of 10 prints per artist will be available for purchase beginning in August 2022, in conjunction with our 40th Anniversary Exhibition. The proceeds from this portfolio contribute to our fundraising efforts on behalf of SNAP’s 40th Anniversary.

This programming is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Braxton Garneau

My current practice combines a variety of harvested and hand-processed materials with printmaking, painting, and installation to create portraits, shrines, and corporeal forms. These materials often share inextricable colonial histories and significant cultural ties to those who’ve spent generations in close proximity to them. Exploring the materiality of culture, I mine my own Caribbean heritage to charge my practice with the essences of animism and masquerade that swirl within Trinidad and Tobago. 

Anna Jane McIntyre

Anna Jane McIntyre is a visual artist-parent with a practice combining shape-shifting, mark-making, thinking, doing, looking, breathing, $5-improv-benevolent-capitalism and microactivism. Anna’s work investigates how people perceive, create and maintain their notions-of-self, belonging and culture through behaviour and visual cues.

Raneece Buddan

Raneece Buddan is a Jamaican artist who moved to Alberta in 2015. She completed her BFA in Art and Design with Distinction at the University of Alberta in 2020. In her work, she focuses on her cultural identity as a Jamaican woman of Afro and Indo-Caribbean ancestry. She shows the beautiful merging of these cultures as well as the bias and discomfort she felt around her hair and skin tone from childhood to her teens. This is depicted in her work by replacing her skin tone with fabrics meant to represent each ethnicity and incorporating synthetic hair. Her process is based on material exploration and finding figures within the wood grains and mounds of clay. Her primary mediums are oil painting, woodworking and ceramics.

Khadijah Morley

Khadijah Morley (she/her) is a Tkaronto (Toronto) based artist and educator with a BFA in Drawing and Painting, and minor in Printmaking from OCAD University. Through the process of etching and relief printing, Khadijah explores the complexities of Black womanhood through an autobiographical lens. Her work has been featured on CBC arts and she is currently a recipient of the Kala Fellowship at the Kala Arts Institute in Berkeley, California.

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