Thursday Aug 18, 2016
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A showcase of contemporary printmaking featuring artists Ren Adams, Christine Herman, Evey Jones, Trish Meyer, Janet Yagoda-Shagam and April Vollmer. Runs through 8/27.
Pressient is a showcase of contemporary printmaking featuring New Mexico printmakers Ren Adams, Christine Herman, Evey Jones, Trish Meyer, and Janet Yagoda-Shagam, along with New York mokuhanga artist April Vollmer. Pressient is an invitational curated show exploring a wide range of traditional and modern printmaking techniques, including collagraphs, etching, lithography, mokuhanga, mokulito, monoprints, screenprints, woodcuts, and hybrid prints.
The opening Reception is during First Friday ARTScrawl on August 5, 5–8:30pm, with an Artists’ Talk during Artful Saturday on August 13, 1–2pm. Both events are free and open to the public. The show runs through August 27.
Ren Adams works cross-media, from art installations to printmaking, poetry and video. She has an MFA in Visual Art from Lesley University and a BFA (printmaking) from UNM. Adams exhibits widely and is a respected instructor and lecturer. She investigates the nature of self (and place) as they encounter media, especially the rigors of television and the wonderful, terrible sublime of remixed anxiety and loss.
Evey Jones lives on a hilltop in Placitas, New Mexico, where her modest studio gives her space enough to experiment and to freely move around. “I am a product of the great mark makers of the past. I work with both hands and fingers hoping the viewer will travel the page with me and find their story alongside mine.”
Christine Herman is drawn to the undeniable beauty of the untamed New Mexico landscape. A native of Canada, she lived in Minnesota for fifteen years before moving to Albuquerque in 2009. As a life-long explorer, Christine continues her creative journey by combining several printmaking techniques including collagraph, woodcut, etching, encaustic monotype and paper sculpture.
Trish Meyer, originally from Dublin, Ireland, enjoyed a variety of creative careers from musician to motion graphics designer and author, before falling under the printmaking spell. Trish employs a wide range of techniques including collagraph, lithography, mokulito and photo processes, with a blend of calligraphic marks and hi-tech digital imagery.
Janet Yagoda-Shagam, an Albuquerque printmaker, emerged from a career in microbiology The inspiration for much of her art are inherited and reworked marks such as those found on cutting boards and weathered surfaces. Her etchings, collagraphs, woodcuts, and lithographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and in Asia.
April Vollmer is an artist and printmaker living in New York City. She works primarily in mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock. In addition to exhibiting her prints, she teaches workshops across the country and is the author of Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, a Modern Guide to an Ancient Art, published by Watson-Guptill.