Saturday, November 12th
6:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M.
GUITAR WITH TODD JUENGLING
Show runs from October 13 to December 31, 2016
Collagraph printmaking has held my interest over the years both due to the interrelationship of craft and aesthetic considerations as well as the inevitable surprise embedded in the final pull on any given plate. In each print I build layers with multiple passes through the press. Through this method I gradually discover the path of the gaze as it is directed across the rich colorful environment. The exercise becomes a daunting and exciting challenge. Politically I feel most charged by the environmental issues we as a civilization currently face. The new work explores my self reflection on my place in the landscape, a terrain of unfolding light. By being a member of two print cooperatives, my work thrives with the cooperative nature of the press environment which reinforces a community of conscientious and supportive artists.
About Mary :
Mary was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1954 and raised in Boston, moving to the midwest to raise a family. She received a certificate in poetry writing and an MA in Art Education at the University of Cincinnati. She has worked in several artistic mediums, starting out as a fiber artist, publishing poetry both regionally and nationally, and participating in somatic education and performance as a dancer. She has been hand-printing for over 25 years and has been exhibiting work from a full range of printmaking techniques during that time period, from bold graphic black and white relief prints to lush abstract monotypes. Her most recent visual work uses the collagraph printmaking technique, printing from plates created through a collage of textures, to evoke mysterious and monumental landscapes