|January 5, 1999|
Area printmakers featured in "Under Pressure" at Union College
Schenectady, N.Y. (Jan. 5, 1999) – Ten area printmakers will exhibit their work in a show titled "Under Pressure" opening Monday, Jan. 11, in the Arts Atrium at Union College.
The show, which is free and open to the public, runs through Sunday, Feb. 7. There will be a closing reception on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The printmakers are Tracy Straight Freed, Karen Gallagher, Allen Grindle, Kate Leavitt, Naomi Lewis, Pattie Lipman, Sunghee Park, Jeff Weber and Wendy Williams. These artists have studied printmaking at the University at Albany under the tutelage of the renowned Thom O'Connor, professor of printmaking at Albany since 1962. O'Connor's work also is to be featured in the show.
The show consists of a variety of printmaking techniques including monotype, etching, lithography, polymer gravure, mezzotint and computer-generated imagery.
"In the contemporary art world where painting, sculpture and installation rule, printmaking is not always given its due," says Sandy Wimer, artist in residence at Union and curator of the exhibit. "Within the Capital District alone exists a strong group of printmakers who continue to create and show their work. One of the purposes of this exhibition is to showcase this group of artists as well as to highlight a variety of ways to make prints."
The Union Arts Atrium is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
For information, call 388-6714.
For calendar listings:
Exhibit: "Under Pressure" featuring 10 Capital Region printmakers
Dates: Through Feb. 7 (closing reception is Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
Place: Arts Atrium, Union College Arts Building
Time: Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Information: (518) 388-6714