April 6, 2007 – May 18, 2007
Curated by Nicholas J. Capasso, Ph.D.,
curator at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, MA
Zea Mays Printmaking put out a wide search for artists working with nontoxic materials to create monotypes. Our call for entries included a wide scope of national and international artists. This exhibit, featuring a select number of these artists, is an in-depth look at the art of the monotype, chosen by Nicholas J. Capasso, curator at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park located in Lincoln, MA. Each artist is showing a series of related monotype images that explore the distinctive vocabulary of the unique print. Artists included are Todd Munro (Montreal, Canada), Joan Hausrath (Pawtucket, RI), Beatrice Bardin (New York, NY), Lynn Peterfreund (Leverett, MA) and Coco Berkman (Gloucester, MA).
Printmaking is traditionally a pretty toxic art medium, involving the use of solvents and other dangerous chemicals to create images. Zea Mays Printmaking’s mission is to promote the use of safer and non-toxic printmaking methods through research, education and practice. Our exhibition program seeks to showcase the wonderful achievements in the field of safer and nontoxic printmaking. This particular exhibition brings together the work of several artists working in nontoxic monotype for an in-depth look at many of the possibilities of working “green”. In addition, the exhibition presents the work through the discerning eye of one of our regions preeminent art curators.