The Transformation, Rajit Phiosuwan
Topography of Home, Macy Chadwick
Just like oil painting or bronze sculpture, printmaking is a medium and a technique used by artists to create original works of art. A fine art print is not a copy of an existing work of art.
Artists such as Munch, Picasso, Matisse, Hopper, Warhol, and Lichtenstein have used printmaking techniques such as woodcut, etching, lithography, and screenprint to create their most recognized artworks. Yet printmaking remains a mystery to most people. A print is a work of art made up of ink on paper. It is created by an indirect transfer process where the artist creates a composition on another surface, inks the surface and then places a sheet of paper on the surface and applies pressure by hand or runs it through a printing press to make the impression. By repeating the process, the artist creates a print edition: a specific number of impressions or artworks.
Redefining the Multiple features 32 Bay Area artists who use a variety of or combine printmaking mediums in 2-D and 3-D exploring traditional and abstract subjects. These artworks are considered "prints" only because the means of production involves the ability to create multiples.
Mings Liquors, Sarah Newton
Zenith, James Claussen
Dust & Scratches, AV Pike
July 10 to August 3, 2014
Opening Night Reception: 6-9p, Friday, July 11
The Moon Monster's Journey Through Space, HJ Mooij