News release from Artlink:
Artlink presents the 37th National Print Exhibition
(March 24, 2017) – Artlink Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present the 37th National Print Exhibition. This exhibition features contemporary printmakers from around the nation. This historic exhibition showcases the tradition of hand-pulled prints. This traditional and oftentimes tedious artform has not faded with the dawn of the digital age. Instead, printmaking continues to inspire a new generation of printmakers who seek to augment traditional practices with new techniques. Patrick Flaherty, President and Executive Director of the Indianapolis Art Center, juried the exhibition.
Flaherty, a printmaker himself, selected works from a variety of artists and techniques in an attempt to provide a survey of contemporary printmakers today, showcasing the range of mediums that it encompasses, including intaglio, lithography, screen printing, relief, and more. This exhibition has been made possible by support from the Lincoln Financial Foundation and the Dr. Louis & Anne B. Schneider Trust.
“There’s something incredibly tactile, even from a distance with print,” said Matt McClure, Executive Director, Artlink Contemporary Gallery. “If you’re paying attention, you can get lost in every groove, layer of color, and every nuance of the artist’s process. The impulse for many is to think print is just the stuff we print from great big digital machines. This exhibit couldn’t be more different. From bold traditional pieces to intricate three-dimensional constructions, the print exhibition is truly a showcase for the power of print.”
Works by Jan Krist-Finkbeiner, featuring ceramic reliefs that explore the common innate tendencies that affect us as individuals, will also open on March 31, 2017.
For more information on upcoming exhibitions and artists, please contact Maddie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 260.424.7195.