Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Global Matrix II: An International Print Exhibition

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Wednesday, January 23 to Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Purdue University Art Galleries' highly successful exhibition, Global Matrix, returns to Wright State University in its second, and expanded, incarnation in Global Matrix II: An International Print Exhibition. The traveling exhibition serves as a review of contemporary fine art printmaking, encompassing the work of 75 artists from 24 countries around the world, all told representing 4 continents.

The exhibition title refers to the "matrix" inherent in the process of printmaking. The image is cut or carved away from a plate, creating a negative, which is then printed through a variety of methods to create the final, positive image. Printmaking is both a prolific and democratic medium; the variety of media and flexibility of artistic expression available to the printmakers in this exhibition illustrates the depth and beauty of fine art prints.

Wright State University Associate Professor fo Art and Art History, Kimberly Vito, and her colleagues at Purdue University, Kathryn Reeves, Professor of Art and Design, and Craig Martin, director of Purdue University Art Galleries, return as the curatorial stafff for The Global Matrix II. They are joined by Sean Caulfield, Associate Professor of Art and Deisgn at the University of Alberta.

"Visitors will see a wide range of techniques, such as traditional lithography, intaglio, silkscreen, and relief, as well as, unconventional combination and digital printings," says Professor Vito. "The subject matter varies between representational landscapes and figures to more innovative image arrangments."

Wright State University is one of six university galleries receiving the traveling exhibition, which was developed by the Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Global Matrix II is supported by the Friends of the Galleries, Wright State University College of Liberal Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council.


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