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Washington Printmakers Gallery Pressing Matters – Print in the Digital Age Group Exhibition

Creighton Michael, INd63, 2017, Archival pigment print, 18″ x 18″. Courtesy of Washington Printmakers Gallery.

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Opening: Saturday, January 13 from 1pm to 5pm
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Washington Printmakers Gallery presents Pressing Matters – Print in the Digital Age. The exhibit asks the question “What is a print these days and how has technology affected the art of printmaking and print marketing?”

Through much of human history, the making of multiple images has shaped political and social movements. Today, we turn to our smart phones to learn about the world and current events, in the past, people turned to prints and broadsheets that were printed by hand on paper.

Hand pulled prints have come a long way since the Middle Ages when prints were created by using acid, engraving tools and later lithography and silkscreen. With the advance of digital photography, computers, and smart phones processes have changed and lines have become blurred.

In this show the artists chose to either demonstrate how their technique has been affected by technology or how today’s constant barrage of news has influenced the topic of their work. They also explore how today’s artists use both digital media and hard copy in their practice.

Hours:

  • Thursday – Saturday: 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
  • or by appointment

The exhibition is located at Washington Printmakers Gallery at 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW. For more information, visit http://www.washingtonprintmakers.com/.