Press release and pictures for New Faces, New Prints! Check out our facebook album for additional views of the members exhibition as well.
Silver Spring, MD – The Washington Printmakers Gallery is pleased to announce New Faces-New Prints II (after our first show by that title in 2008),introducing the six artists that have joined WPG in the past year. These printmakers come from all over the country and are presenting a variety of new work and techniques.
About the Artists
Shahla Abdi is a recent BFA graduate from the University of
Maryland, where she won the Washington Print Club’s Excellence in Printmaking Award. As the daughter of an Azeri-Iranian and an Irish-American, Shahla’s work is heavily influenced by shifting notions of cultural identity and of one’s sense of place.
Trisha Gupta is a recent BFA graduate from Washington University in St Louis, MO. Trisha commemorates natural disasters through personal relations. Trisha says her work “brings me in dialogue with events that have affected me personally, and allows me to give personal experiences the commemoration I know they deserve.”
Joan Krash is WPG’s newest artist member. Joan’s solarplate monoprints are inspired by Ikebana, the
art of Japanese flower arrangement, as well as her background as a psychologist, evident in the complexity and layering of her imagery.
Tony Lazorko is a woodcut artist who has exhibited extensively across the nation, including shows with the Los Angeles Printmakers Society and the International Print Center in New York. Tony’s work depicts the American experience in a way that turns the mundane into an aesthetically pleasing and instantly recognizable experience.
Matina Marki Tillman was born and raised in Western Greece. Her culture, combined with her university background in Greek Medieval and Modern Literature and Poetry have been the source of much of her inspiration in creating her magic-realism prints.
Brad Widness’ prints have been included in over 40 group, solo, and juried exhibitions, including the esteemed 2010 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition. Using a variety of media, including intaglio, screenprinting, and chine colle, he combines both the “interior landscape of imagination” and the “physical world in which we live.”