Creating Impressions: Printmaking in the Northwest will showcase more than 50 modern and contemporary prints and the painstaking process behind each one. In printmaking circles, creativity and technical acumen coexist. The form requires a level of technical skill and understanding unparalleled in the art world.
“Printmaking is not just a creative, artistic exercise. It’s also a very thoughtful and analytical process,” said Faith Powell, curator of Creating Impressions. “There are many different techniques that fall under the banner of printmaking, all of which require a unique combination of artistic flare and technical skill. Our goal with this exhibit is to highlight those intricate printmaking processes with modern and contemporary art from the Northwest. It’s going to be a fascinating study of the form and function of printmaking.”
The exhibition is divided into four sections that will allow visitors to explore numerous printmaking techniques.
– Relief prints, including woodcuts and linocuts.
– Silkscreened prints.
– Intaglio prints, including etchings and engravings.
– Planographic prints, including lithographs and monotypes.
By looking at tools and equipment used for printmaking, alongside the fine art prints, visitors will gain a greater understanding of modern and contemporary aesthetics that draw from a range of artistic processes.
The featured artwork dates back to the 1940s and is on loan from the Jordon Schnitzer Family Foundation Collection.