July 1, 2008 – September 15, 2008
The 2008 Archive Exhibition is comprised of works donated from members of the studio and workshop students.These pieces demonstrate a variety of printmaking techniques, many of which were taught in this summer’s workshop series. We made our selections without a specific theme in mind, choosing prints simply for their aesthetic value. As we began to hang our initial selections, we realized through trial and error which combinations of prints created the strongest interactive dynamic. As more of the prints found their place on the wall it became difficult to find the final images that would unify the show. The prints of the archive address a varied spectrum of thematic content; therefore we put our efforts into creating a visually cohesive exhibit without an underlying theme. As a result we have prints that range from representational to non-objective, color to black and white, and that use innovative and non-toxic variations of traditional printmaking methods.