On view April 13-June 9, 2012. Opening reception on Friday, April 13, 6-9pm
An exhibition dedicated to showcasing serigraphy as an art form.
The work featured in this show is exclusively screenprinted, though a variety of techniques, styles, and themes from three artists are showcased. From masterfully technical printing techniques, depicting mystic scenes from another world, to pages from a handmade book displaying artfully cropped images of international logos and signage, these works go beyond commercial screenprinting and display the artistic possibilities of serigraphy. An in-depth look into the process of serigraphy will also be featured in this exhibition, uncovering the methods and practices of screenprinting.
The Journey of the Spirit is a master suite of remarkable serigraphs depicting the gentle flow from dawn to day to dusk to dark in a mysterious, color-infused, southwest inspired landscape. This impressive body of work was created in the scorching heat of Tempe, Arizona in the early 1980’s. Artist Sandra Hall worked with master printer Ed Ott on this epic series. The exhibition of this suite is noteworthy since, as Ed Ott stated, “this will be the first time, ever, that I have seen this amazing suite of prints hanging all together- complete from Dawn to Day to Dusk to Dark.”
Signs of Life features 26 screenprints depicting colorful, cropped, and alphabetized signage and logos found in various European cities. These prints are proofs for an artist book series by Jim Butler. Butler is an artist and printmaker who lives and works in Cambridge, UK. This is Butler’s first U.S. gallery show.
In Process by Anne Muntges displays the necessary steps an artist must take in order to create a screenprinted piece. Through this series, Muntges clearly introduces viewers to methods of serigraphy and reveals how the artists featured within this exhibition produced their work.
The Western New York Book Arts Center is excited to host such a noteworthy and exciting exhibition that highlights the Center’s brand new screenprinting facilities. Over the past year WNYBAC has been working tirelessly to incorporate this important method of printing into its repertoire of programming.