One-of-a-kind, monoprints and limited edition small-run woodblock prints
by preeminent Canadian Artist Derek Cowan

on view at New Puppy Gallery from April 13 to April 15, 2012

Opening Night Reception:  April 13, 2012: 7 pm – 11pm

Hours, April 13 – April 15
Friday: 7 pm – 11 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Also available for private appointments (please call).

LOS ANGELES — April 5, 2012 — New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles will host thefirst Los Angeles gallery exhibition of Derek Cowan’s original woodblock and small run, limited edition mono prints. Over 40 of these works as well as the artist himself will be on display at New Puppy, complemented by a selection of Cowan’s original monastery flags.

The art of Derek Cowan has contributed to Canadian popular culture over the past four decades. His intriguing, always poetic, and occasionally racy prints are a reminder of a waning book culture in an age of e-readers

Derek Cowan established his first print studio at Vancouver B.C. in 1984 and then moved to Vancouver Island in1986. By 1990 his prints and artist books were exhibited and collected at major libraries and museums around the world. Over a 27-year period he has produced dozens of artist books and thousands of original prints. He is recognized his peers in dozens of critical reviews as a leading practitioner of fine printing, printmaking and bookmaking.

Opening night for Derek Cowan: Apology Accepted will be held Friday, April 13 at 7pm and will be open during the NELA  Gallery Night, Saturday, April 14 from 7pm to 11pm and Sunday April 15, 12pm to 6pm. Admission is free.

A selection of public institutions that have exhibited and/or acquired work for permanent collections

Fonds International du Livre d’Artiste contemporain,  Marseille

Atelier Vis-a-Vis, Marseille

Tate Gallery, London

The Royal College of Art, London

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Rare Book Room, New York Public Library, New York

Wellesley College Library, Wellesley

Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal

National Library of Canada, Ottawa

Modern Poetry Collection, Carleton University, Ottawa

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto

Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, Toronto

Bibliotheque Nationale de Quebec, Montreal

Rare Book Library, McGill University, Montreal

Special Collections, Vancouver Public Library

The Maltwood Prints and Drawing Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria

Killam Memorial Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax

Special Collection, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

The Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver

Special Collection, University of Calgary, Calgary

Suzzallo Library, University of Washington, Seattle

Richard A. Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco, San Francisco

Special Collections, UCLA Libraries, Los Angles

Embassy of Canada, Tokyo

City of Akita Gallery, Akita

National Library of Australia, Canberra