The Sanford Gallery

Inklings: Ideas in Print

ZMPcard_flatfile_webJuly 5, 2013 – July 30, 2013

INKLINGS: IDEAS IN PRINT PRESENTS A SAMPLING OF WORK FROM THE FLAT FILE. GUEST CURATORS SALLY CLEGG AND KAYLA BIGGS HAVE CULLED A DIVERSE SELECTION OF WORK BY 15 MEMBER ARTISTS.

CLEGG AND BIGGS, BOTH FORMER INTERNS AT ZEA MAYS AND EMERGING PRINTMAKERS THEMSELVES, HOPE TO AT ONCE SOMEWHAT DEMYSTIFY AND SHOW THE MAGIC OF THE PRINTED IMAGE. THE SELECTION PROCESS STARTED WHERE MOST PRINTMAKERS START, FEATURING THE POSSIBILITIES OF BLACK AND WHITE, THEN THE ADDITION OF TINTED BLACK INKS AND COLOR, AND FINALLY A FEW IMAGES THAT CREATE ENTIRE WORLDS IN VEILS OR SWATCHES OF COLORED INK. ABOVE ALL, THIS COLLECTION IS INTENDED TO BE INVITING AND VARIED NOT JUST FOR PRINT LOVERS, BUT ALSO FOR VIEWERS WHO ARE NEW TO THIS MEDIUM.PRINTMAKING OFFERS AN ARTIST A DIFFERENT SET OF QUALITIES THAN OTHER MEDIA, AND CLEGG AND BIGGS WANT TO SHOW THE PUBLIC HOW AND WHY MEMBER ARTISTS CHOOSE PRINT TO TURN AN IDEA INTO AN IMAGE. NANNY VONNEGUT’S “CORSET” GLOWS GHOSTLY ON DELICATE, TRANSLUCENT PAPER. LOUISE KOHRMAN’S “THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE II” FEATURES CHAIN-LINK LINES ETCHED WITH A JEWELER’S PRECISION. DIRECT USE OF COLOR IN LYNN PETERFREUND’S “ECO OMINOUS NO. 8” MAKES US WONDER IF THE WEATHER’S TOXIC OR SUBLIME. EVERY PRINT HAS BEEN ISOLATED FROM A LARGER BODY OF WORK, OFFERING VISITORS A CHANCE TO SEE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CONCEPTUAL AND TECHNICAL APPROACHES TO PUTTING INK ON PAPER. VIEWERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BROWSE FOR IMAGES THEY CONNECT WITH, AND FLIP THROUGH THE FLAT FILE INDEX TO SEE MORE WORK BY THESE AND OTHER ARTISTS CURRENTLY REPRESENTED IN THE OUTSTANDING FLAT FILE COLLECTION.

ARTISTS: MAYA MALACHOWSKI BAJAK
ELENA BETKE-BRUNSWICK
ANNE BERESFORD
VICTORIA BURGE
LIZ CHALFIN
ANITA S. HUNT
SUSAN JAWORSKI-STRANC
MARGARET JEAN
LOUISE KOHRMAN
THERESE MORIARTY
LYNN PETERFREUND
SUSAN SILVERMAN
NANNY VONNEGUT
ESTHER S. WHITE
MARK ZUNINO

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