- Dan Steeves shortlisted for Open Studio National Printmaking Award - A distinguished jury selected the shortlist from prints donated to Open Studio by emerging and established artists from across Canada. The jury members with the difficult task of choosing the award winners were: Darren Alexander, of Tatar Alexander Public Art Management; Pat Feheley, of Feheley Fine Arts; and David H. Kaye, of David Kaye Gallery.
- “What Lies Unseen” in Devil’s Artisan #73 - In DA 73, Tom Smart contributes Dan Steeves: What Lies Unseen, an illustrated examination of the work and career of Dan Steeves, a renowned Canadian intaglio printmaker (and distant relative of Andrew Steeves, the book publisher).
Rarely was the full meaning of the prints he produced entirely evident in their imagery. Their subjects might be recognizable, clearly drawn, poetically composed and even lovingly portrayed. Yet, beyond the readability of the imagery, underneath the narrative he expressed, beyond symbolism and metaphor, Steeves continuously sought to depict what could not be shown, only sensed. In the truest interpretation of abstraction, Steeves pointed to absence as an intellectual concept.
Tom Smart from his essay The Memory of Pain
About Dan Steeves
Dan Steeves’ work has been exhibited in public and institutional galleries in Canada, the United States, Holland, China, England, Korea, Russia, Scotland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Taiwan and the Ukraine.
His prints are represented internationally in both public and private collections. He is represented by the Abbozzo Gallery of Toronto, Ontario, and the Peter Buckland Gallery of Saint John, New Brunswick.Read More
In the passage of our lives there is a sense of being in a state of naissance, a process of birth, never being quite mature. So it is that the house symbolizes the shelter and sanctuary in this maturing process. Dan Steeves’ work begins with the domicile but is transformed from the simple to the monumental.Additional Info