From the Spring Newsletter: Looking at Intaglio Prints

We’ve got a great spring newsletter out today!  You can read more about Max & Ed’s current exhibition, Margaret Adams Parker’s upcoming exhibition in May, and eight printmakers’ takes on intaglio (including additi0ns from our friends at the New York Society of Etchers!).  The text and image below come from this beautifully illustrated 8 page spread.  Click on the link above to see the newsletter and read more about the other intaglio artists!

"He Passes Like A Shadow" by Sarah Sears

“He Passes Like A Shadow” by Sarah Sears

My goal with a print, no matter its content, is to imbue it with a sense of mystery and magic. I work mostly with soft ground and do a tremendous amount of scraping – whether to obliterate or enhance, I am never sure. Many times my final result is completely different from the image I started with. Often I get lost somewhere in the middle and either give up or sand the whole plate down and start over. In spite of this distressing process, etching has maintained its grip on me because of the rich textures and intense values that copper will yield. Nothing is blacker than the blackness of an etching, nor is anything more exciting than the intensity created by that black contrasted with lighter areas. ~ Sarah Sears

Sarah Sears’ prints have been included in many exhibitions in the US and abroad including shows at the International Print Center of New York, the Danforth Museum (MA), the Jerusalem Print Workshop and Pyramida Center (Israel), the Bronx Zoo, the National Arts Club (NYC) and many other venues. Her prints have received many awards and are held in collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, The Bronx Zoo, the Gilkey Center, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and additional private and corporate collections.


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