Monday, March 4, 2013

Contemporary Japanese Printmaking Exhibition Opens Next Week

Chiaki Shuji, Blossoming Flower on the Chest – Liberty Print, 2006, etching, aquatint, drypoint, 35-1/2 x 47 inches, courtesy of the artist

Redefining the Multiple: Thirteen Japanese Printmakers, an exhibition featuring contemporary printmakers and techniques, opens at the Art Museum on March 16.  While there are some traditional printmaking methods included in the exhibition, like intaglio and woodblock prints, most of the artists included in the exhibition are experimenting with new techniques and materials.  From incorporating gelatin silver prints, hand sewn elements, and even printing onto glass and cicada shells, these artists are pushing the boundaries of printmaking.  The resulting images are dynamic and intriguing! 

This will be great exhibition to learn about different printmaking techniques, exploring subject matter, and to talk about color and texture.  The exhibition will be on view through May 18, so we encourage you to stop by and check out these contemporary pieces!

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