Exhibition

Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking

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Chad Andrews, "AquaPoster Viscosity"


Group show

Gowanus

Opening from

On View

Site:Brooklyn | 165 7th Street

Curated by Kathy Caraccio

Site:Brooklyn is pleased to present featuring hand-pulled prints. This national juried group exhibition opens Friday, October 14th and runs through November 13th,with the Artist Reception on Wednesday October 19th 6-9PM.

The art of hand-pulled printing is highly democratic. Its popularity growing in tandem with the new worlds of mass readership and viewership, especially the burgeoning demand for posters, books, small presses, and advertisements, hand-pulled printing is rooted in 18th century stone etching and other earlier forms of metal engraving. In keeping with this popular and democratic spirit, this show presents an amazing variety of hand pulled prints.

2nd Annual Hand-Pulled exhibition seeks to display this wide breadth of artistic printmaking. Behind many of the black and white prints, capturing and working in a neo-noir aesthetic, there is sultry, moody Degas. Smaller prints foster a certain intimacy, suffused with insight and humor. Other works are striking in their tactility, attention to detail, draftsmanship, and visual construction. Many pieces insert narrative into their visual constructions, often inspired by the world of illustration. Others draw from the vast well of fables and myths, re-interpreting common images and tropes. The aesthetic diversity is matched by the wide-range of methods and techniques.

This exhibition reflects the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in printmaking today. It highlights traditional printmaking and intaglio, with generous displays of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint, silkscreen, three books, and solar plates.

The artwork has been selected by the highly respected, Kathy Caraccio. Caraccio, a Master Printmaker for over 39 years, uses traditional and nontraditional approaches to printmaking, working with many artists including Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Emma Amos, Mel Bochner and Sol LeWitt, to name only a few.



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