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Current Show

Form, Light, Line: Architecture in Print

June 20- September 13, 2014
Opening Night Reception: Friday, June 20 from 5-8pm.

This group show of 18 printmakers spans over 90 years of creative expression, with prints by 20th century American artists John Taylor Arms, Martin Lewis, and Armin Landeck coupled with works by cutting-edge, contemporary printmakers. Artists have long found beauty in the strength, durability, and utility of buildings. Form, Light, Line: Architecture in Print allows gallery viewers to experience familiar constructions through the artistís eye- to visually explore how surfaces capture light, how windows both reveal and reflect, and how dimensional spaces can be flattened and abstracted into planes of light and dark.

To see the prints included in the show, click here.

View the Form, Light, Line Press Release here.


Martin Lewis
A Bronx Street Corner, c.1946.
Pencil drawing



Upcoming Shows and Events

Ink & Grain

September 19- November 15, 2014
Opening Night Reception: Friday, September 19 from 5-8pm

Our fall print show, Ink & Grain, is a group exhibition highlighting 20th century printmakers who excelled in woodcuts and wood engravings. One of the most ancient forms of printmaking, the woodcut was in huge decline in the 19th century, as printmakers turned to other forms of reproductive mediums. Luckily, the 20th century saw a revived and energized artistic expression for woodcuts and wood engravings. These new woodcut artists experimented heavily with technique, in ways both innovative and nuanced. Printmakers like Werner Drewes and Antonio Frasconi incorporated the grain of the woodblock directly into the composition of their prints- surrendering to its complexities and highlighting its unique, undulating patterns. Others, like Gustave Baumann, Leo Frank, Norma Bassset Hall, and Luigi Rist, experimented with new methods of ink and color application, resulting in stylized prints in a bold, modern palate, as well as works of softer, luminous color prints inked onto thin Japanese paper.

Wood engraving also saw a resurgence during the 20th century, especially in the form of artistís hand-made books and commercial book illustrations. Ink & Grain includes works by skilled wood engravers Clare Leighton, Lawrence N. Wilbur, and John Murphy, all who made a name for themselves as dynamic illustrators and artists.

Selected Artists: Gustave Baumann, Asa Cheffetz, Werner Drewes, Leo Frank, Antonio Frasconi, Eliza Draper Gardiner, Norma Bassett Hall, Barbara Lantham, Clare Leighton, Alessandro Mastro-Valerio, John J. A. Murphy, Luigi Rist, Mabel Royds, Charles Svendsen, Paul Wenck, Lawrence N. Wilbur, and Adja Yunkers.


Norma Bassett Hall
Autumn Road Santa Fe, 1928.
Color woodblock



Previous Shows and Events

Kaleidoscope

April 11-June 14, 2014
Opening Reception: April 11 from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Kaleidoscope Press Release here.

View the Washington Post review of Kaleidoscope here.


Philip Bennet
Alien Dance, 2011
Oil-based ink monotype



SHOP TALK

Sunday, June 8, 2014
From 1-3pm at The Old Print Gallery

Printmaking Legacy Project Inc.ísģ SHOP TALK was an afternoon discussion lead by PLP director, Susan Goldman. PLP unveiled their new trailer for a documentary on Evangeline ďEJĒ Montgomery, a prominent African American curator, printmaker, and mixed-media artist. Matthew T. McLaughlin of R&D Editions presented his portfolio of fine art prints made in collaboration with scientists and engineers, and discussed his current work with laser-cut printmaking. Erwin Thamm, a local DC printmaker, also shared his woodcuts and screenprints with the crowd, discussing the process and inspiration behind his work.

View the Printmaking Legacy Project, Inc. website here.


Gretchen Schermerhorn and Patricia Lee
Intersecting Pathways
Screenprint and Hand-coloring.
Part of portfolio published by R&D Editions.



ETCHED

February 15- April 5, 2014
Opening Reception: February 15 from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the ETCHED Press Release here.


Otto Kuhler
The Piercer, c.1924.
Etching



2013 Winter Contemporary Show

November 15, 2013- February 15, 2014
Opening Reception: November 15 from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Winter Contemporary Show Press Release here.

Read The Washington Post review of our Winter Contemporary Show here.


Heather McMordie
Not Made for Each Other V, 2013.
Woodcut with hand-cut paper



Alessandro Mastro-Valerio: A Retrospective

September 20- November 15, 2013
Opening Reception: September 20, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Mastro-Valerio Retrospective Press Release here.


Alessandro Mastro-Valerio
Repose, 1948.
Mezzotint



Fresh Cuts: Through the Matrix

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Held at the Old Print Gallery, from 2-5pm.

Fresh Cuts: Through the Matrix, was an artist demonstration, film screening, and talk with acclaimed DC printmaker and documentary film director, Susan Goldman. On October 12, in conjunction with FAD Georgetown 2013, the Old Print Gallery hosted Goldman, as she demonstrated the step-by-step process of printing an original woodcut print. Visitors also watched Goldman's new documentary exploration of the post-WWII Midwestern printmaking revival, Midwest Matrix TM. The evening ended with an informal Q&A session with Goldman, gallery staff, and our interested guests. It was a fantastic afternoon of printmaking!

View the Fresh Cuts Press Release here.


Susan Goldman
Midwest Matrix TM, 2012.
Documentary Film



PER∙FORM

July 19- September 13, 2013
Opening Reception: July 19, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the PER∙FORM Press Release here.


Ellen Nathan Singer
On the High Wire. [New York, NY.], 2010.
Woodcut, Ed. 10.



ROSS/ROMANO

April 19- July 13, 2013
Opening Reception: April 19, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the ROSS/ROMANO Press Release here.

Read The Washington Post review of ROSS/ROMANO here.


Clare Romano
Spanish Hills. [Nevada]., undated
Collagraph, A/P.



RED

February 15- April 13, 2013
Opening Reception: February 15, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the RED Press Release here.


Will Barnet
Strange Birds, 1947
Lithograph on red paper



2012 Winter Contemporary Show

November 16, 2012 - February 9, 2013
Opening Reception: November 16, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the 2013 Winter Contemporary Show Press Release here.


Sylvie Covey
Lake George II, 2010
Photo lithograph



Su-Li Hung & Richard Sloat: 40 Years Together in Art

September 21- November 10, 2012
Opening Reception: September 21, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the 40 Years Together in Art Press Release here.


Richard Sloat(cityscape), Su-Li Hung(clouds)
Water Tower World, 1977
Woodcut



Water

July 20- September 14, 2012
Opening Reception: July 20, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Water Press Release here.

View a review of Water published in the Washington Post here.


Philip Bennet
Splash, 2004
Oil-based monotype



Capturing the Verve: Prints and Bronzes by Robert Cook

May 18, 2012- July 14, 2012
Opening Reception: May 18, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Capturing the Verve Press Release here.


Robert Cook
Judy Dancing, 1988
Bronze sculpture



BLOSSOM DC

March 16, 2012- May 11, 2012
Opening Reception: March 16, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the BLOSSOM DC Press Release here.


Su-Li Hung
Taiwan Cherry Tree, 2009-10
Oil on canvas



Winter Contemporary Show

January 27, 2012- March 10, 2012
Opening Reception: January 27, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Winter Contemporary Show Press Release here.


Robert Kipniss
Still Life with Pitcher and Glass, 2005
Mezzotint



New Prints by Jake Muirhead

November 11, 2011- January 23, 2012
Opening Reception:November 11, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the New Prints by Jake Muirhead Press Release here.


Jake Muirhead
Middlebury Irises, 2011
Drypoint on German Etch paper



Day Into Night: Works by Emily Trueblood

September 16, 2011- November 8, 2011
Opening Reception: September 16, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Day Into Night Press Release here.


Emily Trueblood
Capitol Night, 2011
Three-block linocut



Buckower Elegien: Woodcuts by Ilse Schreiber-Noll

September 23, 2011 - October 23, 2011

View all works in the show here.

View the Buckower Elegien Press Release here.


Ilse Schreiber-Noll
The Flower Garden by Bertolt Brecht, 2006
Color Woodcut



Location, Location, Location

August 19, 2011 - September 10, 2011
Opening Reception: August 19, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Location, Location, Location Press Release here.


John Taylor Arms
Le Puy, 1928
Etching



Director's Cut

July 15, 2011 - August 13, 2011
Opening Reception: July 15, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Director's Cut Press Release here.


Blanche Lazzell
The Seine Boat, 1927
White-line color woodcut



Line & Shadow

June 10, 2011 - July 8, 2011
Opening Reception: June 10, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Line & Shadow Press Release here.


Sarah Sears
Shadows and Triangles, 1999
Etching



Prima Materia: Vernal Matrix
Woodcuts and Monotypes by Susan Goldman

April 15, 2011 - June 4, 2011
Opening Reception: April 15, from 5-8pm.

View all works in the show here.

View the Prima Materia: Vernal Matrix Press Release here.


Susan Goldman
Enchanted Summer, 2008
Monotype with woodcut



Prints for the Passionate and the Curious: From the Hand to the Mouse!

Presented by Susan Goldman and the George Mason University Printmakers Guild

Sunday, March 6, 2011, from 1-3pm

The Old Print Gallery hosted an afternoon of printmaking discussion and demonstrations. Presented by Susan Goldman and artists from the GMU Printmakers Guild, this free event explained printmaking techniques ranging from the traditional to the innovative. Step-by-step instruction of intaglio, linocut, silk screening, and digital printmaking were revealed. A brief Q&A session followed, and the day ended with viewers going home with a signed silkscreen by artist Erwin Thamm. Check out our OPG blog for information about the artists who presented and to see pictures of their work and the event!

View the Prints for the Passionate and Curious Press Release here.


Armin Landeck
Studio Interior No.1, 1935
Drypoint



Moments in Mezzotint: Recent Works by Art Werger

February 18 - April 8, 2011
Opening Reception: February 18, 2011, 5-8pm

View all works in the show here.

View the Moments in Mezzotint Press Release here.


Art Werger
McMansions, 2010
Mezzotint



Winter's Tenor

January 21- February 12, 2011
Opening Reception: January 21, 2011, 5-8pm

View all works in the show here.

View the Winter's Tenor Press Release here.


Richard Florsheim
Blast Furnaces, 1968
Lithograph



Washington Printmakers Gallery

November 19, 2010 - January 14, 2011
Opening reception: November 19, 2010, 5-8pm

View all works in the show here.


Terry Svat
Generations XII, 2009
Print Collage on canvas



Nikolas Schiller:
Geospatial Art

September 17 - November 13, 2010
Opening Reception: September 17, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: October 15, 6-8 pm

Known as DCís renegade cartographer, Nikolas Schiller modifies aerial photographs into kaleidoscopic images. For this show, Schiller has rendered three areas of Georgetown into spectacles of geometric symmetry. View all works in the show here.

View the Nikolas Schiller: Geospatial Art Press Release here.


Nikolas Schiller
Georgetown Quilt - East, 2010
Modified aerial photograph




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