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Reception Photos: WPG & Pyramid Atlantic April Member Exhibitions

On Sunday, April 6, WPG and Pyramid Atlantic hosted the opening reception for our current April member exhibitions. Below, you will find several photos from the event.

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Intern Perspectives: WPG April Member Exhibition

Jennifer Block, our intern from the University of Maryland, wrote the following reaction to our current April Member Exhibition. This show will continue through Sunday, April 27 in The Press Room.

In The Press Room, an array of prints done by the gallery’s members are featured. Each print has a very distinct style, ranging from Nina Muys’ pastel-like flower print, to Max-Karl Winkler’s black-and-white woodcut. Each print stands out in its own way, due to size, subject, or technique. The small gallery space allows for the visitor to circle the room slowly and carefully and give each piece the attention that it deserves. I was particularly drawn to Ron Mieck’s piece, Citreon, due to its unusual dimensions. Its long, vertical shape made me look closely at the detail involved in creating such an interestingly shaped print. The small intricate piece done by Margaret Adams Parker titled Bagatelle, 5, is a quaint, square piece with a large border. The small print draws the viewer in and makes you look up close to see the details and hard work put into it.

"Blossoms II" by Michael Hagan

“Blossoms II” by Michael Hagan

I also enjoyed Michael Hagan’s screenprint, Blossoms II, which reminds me of the Japanese block print style with a modern twist. The range of subject and style is what kept me moving throughout the room to see what the next piece had to offer. Yolanda Frederikse executed the landscape in a more traditional way, using the monotype process and a classic style landscape composition. It is interesting to compare and contrast the styles and techniques. Overall, the small room packs so much talent and beauty in each print, you could spend just as much time in The Press Room as you could in the rest of the gallery.

Artist Update: Matina Marki Tillman’s Upcoming National Exhibitions

Artist member Matina Marki Tillman will exhibit several prints in three upcoming national exhibitions that will showcase some of her most recent work.

"They don't let Carmen dance" by Matina Marki Tillman

“They don’t let Carmen dance” by Matina Marki Tillman

Figuratively Speaking, an exhibition devoted exclusively to the human figure and portraiture, will open at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, Tennessee on May 7th and will run through July 13th (opening reception May 9th). This show will present a collection of artwork across all media representing the human figure. The Woodstock School of Art in New York will host The Print Show, an exhibition of hand-pulled prints created using black ink only. This show will open April 26th and run through May 31st (opening reception April 26th, 3-5 pm). Finally, Bite, Scratch, and Expose: New Printmaking is an exhibition that will celebrate the art of printmaking in all forms, with an emphasis on work that embodies experimental or innovative methods. This show will be held at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, a complex of multiple galleries housed in four buildings in downtown St. Petersburg. This exhibition will run from May 10th to June 29th (opening reception May 10th, 5-8pm).

"End of conversation" by Matina Marki Tillman

“End of conversation” by Matina Marki Tillman

Two of Matina’s newest prints that will be included in these exhibitions are shown here: “They don’t let Carmen dance,” and “End of conversation.” Both of these are solarplate etchings created by direct etching of charcoal drawings on vellum onto solarplates. Several prints from this series, including these most recent works, will also be on display in WPG’s main gallery in the coming months.

Show Pics: Extraktions and more

Wow!  Ron really pulled out all the stops with his first solo show as a WPG member!  He has sculpture, monoprints, and sculpted monoprints of all different shapes and sizes.  If that wasn’t enough, we also have The Listening Room-Refugee Art Project installed in the Press Room this month.  We hope the images below entice you to come to the opening reception, this Saturday, 1-4 pm.

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Noesis

Pyramid Atlantic founder Helen Frederick has curated the exhibition Noesis: 12 Printmakers Looking Intuitively at the World at the Cosmos Club.  The Cosmos Club is a private club, but we did want to mention the exhibition because we saw so many familiar names, including current members Rosemary Cooley, Jenny Freestone, Trudi Y. Ludwig and Margaret Adams Parker.  Additionally, we’re pleased to see former member Fleming Jeffries and WPG friends Elzbieta Sikorska as exhibitors.  If you are a member of the Cosmos Club (or friends with one!), this exhibition will be up May 16-September 8.

Show Pics: Signs and Seasons and In My Nature

Our opening reception is tomorrow, along with Peggy’s talk at 2 pm!  We hope to see you there to check out some of this great work in person!

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Sneak Peek: Signs and Seasons

Next week is the opening of Margaret Adams Parker’s solo exhibition, Signs and Seasons (and also the Press Room Mini Solo In My Nature by Robin Gibson).  Saturday is the opening reception as well as the artist talk by Margaret Adams Parker.  In case you missed it in the Spring Newsletter, here’s a reprint of part of the article on this upcoming show:

ParkerImage2As I write this in early February I am lamenting – through two complex images – the frailty of advanced age.  Sunt lacrimae rerum is printed from an assemblage of 14 etched plates: five of them are based on drawings of my mother’s decline; the other nine “spacers” are darkened with dots and jagged lines – like the tangle of her mind.  Et mentem mortalia tangent pairs an etching of my mother with one of a man who is elderly but still alert.  I am experimenting with different arrangements and may possibly include counterproofs in the final composition.  The counterproof impression – a pale (and reversed) version of the etching- seems an apt metaphor for the losses that come with aging.  (The titles for these works are taken from Virgil’s Aeneid, Book 1:462, where Aeneas weeps as he stares at murals picturing his comrades lost in the Trojan War:  “Here are tears for things, and thoughts of mortality touch the mind.”)

ParkerImage3But all is not lament.  I am eager to work on more joyous images:  a fiddler playing jigs with his band; three young women sharing photos on the subway; my granddaughters.

In the etchings of the natural world, I depict the skeletal remains of once flourishing life:   ancient trees, fading leaves, bones, and seed pods.  But I couple these with images of new birth.  Signs and Seasons, the work that gives the show its title, celebrates the improbable return of life to a tree wrenched apart by a storm.  To accompany this work I have written a poem (an entirely new endeavor for me), reflecting on new life out of death…[this poem makes] explicit the commonality that I see between seasons in our lives and in the natural world, the words forming a bridge between these two parts of the show.

You can read Peggy’s poem, as well as see her etchings, sculpture, and drawings, May 1-26.  The opening reception is Saturday, May 4, 1-4 pm.