Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Layered Inventions

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Tuesday, March 28 to Sunday, April 30, 2006

This exhibition highlights six printmakers whose unique visual vocabularies both transform peronsal content and transcend their chosen print media. They share a love of printmaking and a unique manner of visual poetry that unifies their art. They represent a segment of artists whose distinct and innovative visual inclinations present a departure from common definitions of abstraction, realism and non-objectivity. The title Layered Interventions refers to these shared aesthetic tendencies.

The artists included in the exhibition are: Kim Bauer, associate professor of art a the University of Texas at El Paso; Sean Caulfield, junior Canadian research chair at the University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada; Tom Christison, instrucotr/technician at the University of Tennessee; Laurie Sloan, associate professor of art at the University of Connecticut at Storrs; Akiko Taniguchi, a professional artist residing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and Judy Youngblood, professor emeritus at the University of North Texas.

By means of traditional print processes, each artist exploits the medium's inherent capacity to layer information in uncoventional sequences, creating links between familiar forms and unfamiliar environs. These relationships are activated within skillfully positioned layers of woodcut, lithography, etching, and serigraphy, producing fertile surfaces that serve as habitat for a langugae of organic, figurative and inustrial fabrications.


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