Center, Poughkeepsie, New York.
From: For Immediate Release, Barrett Art Center, June 11, 1999.
Art Center presents The Sixth Annual National Juried Printmaking
Saturday, July 10, 1999
|.....Barrett Art Center continues
a tradition in excellence with Printwork '99, our museum-quality
national exhibition now entering its sixth year. Accepted artists
from throughout the the United States bring us a variety of remarkable
contemporary fine art prints.
.....This year's juror, Claire Bell,
has provided us with an amalgam of distinctive artwork. Bell
is currently Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her projects have included
presentations of the works of Jim Dine, Ellsworth Kelly, George
Baselitz, Roy Liechtenstein and Jenny Holzer. Bell is the co-author
of Jim Dine: Walking Memory, 1959-1969 and Insight:
African Photographers, 1940- to the Present. She has written
reviews and features for On Paper: The Journal of Prints,
Drawings, and Photographs and is a regular contributor to
Guggenheim publications. Bell is also an instructor at the School
of Visual Arts in New York City where she has taught a seminar
class for the past five years.
.....Ninety-one works were selected
for this year's exhibition. Printmaking allows the artist to
create multiple images through traditional means such as etchings,
woodblocks and lithographs as well as more contemporary approaches
utilizing multi-media and the incorporation of new technologies.
The multitude of printing techniques utilized by the artists
selected this year provide the public with a singular opportunity
to view the wide variety of print media available to printmakers
.....Our three award recipients
offer great disparity in their approach to printwork. Sergio
Gonzales-Tornero's static shapes in solid, bold color stand in
stark contrast to the whimsical characters and rich gold leaf
found in the work of Fujiko Isomura. The exhibitions only
three-dimensional installation was created by Rosalie Bermudez.
Standing 3 x 3 x 6, this photosilkscreen on tulle compartmentalizes
"private space" while the transparent fabric advocates
voyeurism in the viewer.
.....The opening reception for Printwork
'99 takes place on Saturday, July 10th, from 4pm- 6pm and the
show continues through August 7, 1999. The Gallery is open to
the public Tuesday through Friday, 10am - 5pm, and Saturday 10am-