Reception: Friday, June 12 from 7pm to 9pm
The exhibition runs through June 28
David Brosch received his BFA from the University of Maryland College Park, where he concentrated in printmaking. Upon graduation, he continued painting and drawing but lacked a facility to enable him to do printmaking. Enrolling in a class at Montpelier Arts Center in the early 90s, he applied for an open space in the printmaking studio. Brosch juried in and has been a resident artist ever since, as well as printmaking teacher at the Arts Center. Several of his students have also continued the tradition, becoming resident artists themselves.
Brosch’s preferred methods of printmaking are intaglio (the process of incising or etching an image in a metal plate to create an image) and linocut (carving away areas to create the image). In both cases the image on the plate or block is the negative or reverse of the final printed artwork transferred to paper. Brosch enjoys this challenge of “thinking backwards” and also the experimental process of printmaking. Currently, he is exploring solar plates, which use emulsions, aquatint screens, and exposure to ultra-violet light to create an image. Several of these along with his traditional prints, drawings, and paintings of landscapes and portraits will be on display in his new exhibition. In a world that is becoming increasingly noisy and conflict-filled, Brosch seeks quiet and beauty in the people around him, in his community, and in the places he has visited. See his world in the Resident Artist Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center June 6 – 28, 2015 with a reception from 7-9 pm on Friday, June 12th.
Instructor: David Brosch
Learn traditional etching techniques or contemporary processes such as linocut or monotypes.
July 21 – September 8, 2015
SMARTlink #: 1631049
Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD.