"dare to #7"
Ann Rallison, "dare to #7," 2005, from series of 10 monoprints, 16" x 16".
ANN RALLISON, Fifty
Gallery Lacosse, Winnipeg
Opens Apr 12, 2006
By Janice Rosen
Ann Rallison’s printmaking turns a corner this spring with her show, Fifty, at Winnipeg’s Gallery Lacosse. The opening date of April 12, 2006, coincides with a milestone birthday, and Rallison’s latest project acknowledges the turns her career as a printmaker has taken. Fifty limited edition prints will be featured, demonstrating the evolution over the decades of her subject matter and process. A self-confessed Navy brat, her family’s multiple relocations helped her develop an acute awareness of her surroundings, a deep passion for far-off places, and an ability to adapt to new experiences — all of which she feels has influenced her art. An active member of the Manitoba Printmakers Association and the Manitoba Association for Art Education, Rallison is an art educator in Winnipeg schools. She lives and breathes art in many forms, always exploring new printmaking techniques and ideas. Rallison was born and educated in England and obtained her first degree at Chester College, Liverpool University; after immigrating to Canada in 1986, she continued her studies in art history and art education through the University of Manitoba.
Represented by: Gallery Lacosse, Winnipeg; shows at Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg.