BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the exhibition “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” opening on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The exhibition is being presented virtually this year in our online gallery and will remain on view through April 10, 2021.
The biennial juried printmaking exhibition “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” seeks to highlight current fine art print practices by featuring the best graphic work by artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region who choose to create using both traditional and nontraditional printmaking techniques and processes. Artists from Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia were invited to submit entries, including up to three works created during the past three years, for consideration. The hundreds of entries were carefully reviewed by juror Susan J. Goldman, who is an artist, master printmaker, curator, filmmaker and founding director of both the Printmaking Legacy Project® and Lily Press®.
“From vibrant, hopeful, lyrical, colorful abstractions to dark foreboding dystopian landscapes and domestic interiors, echoing the isolation and daily drudgery of quarantined existence. I felt very much of the work showed the shared common experience of artists going deeper inside, finding their imagery resonating with contemplation and self-awareness,” says juror Susan J. Goldman. “What excited me the most about this experience, was seeing the wide range of ages of the participating artists. It is testament to the power of printmaking as a medium — that it promotes and depends on learning and working alongside mentors. The sense of community that is so inherently strong in printmaking, is what creates and sustains that synergy in the printmaking studio, ensuring this medium thrives and survives.”
The 84 works selected for the exhibition employ and combine woodcut, linocut, lithography, engraving, etching, aquatint, drypoint, chine collé, screenprinting, monoprint, monotype, collagraph, digital printing, photogravure, mixed media, as well as new technologies and innovations in the field of printmaking including solarplate etchings. The “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” exhibit will be presented virtually through the BlackRock Center for the Arts website and will include both digital images of the individual works, accompanied by descriptive text, as well as a virtual 3-D gallery space, powered by Kunstmatrix, which can be viewed online from Saturday, February 27 through April 10, 2021 at this link: https://www.blackrockcenter.org/ink-it
Participating Artists: Jill Adler, Sasa Aakil, Veronica Barker-Barzel, Agathe Bouton, Adjoa J. Burrowes, Kimberley Bursic, Susan Wooddell Campbell, Mary Ellen Carsley, Chayo de Chevez, Catherine Cole, Linda Colsh, Madeleine Conover, Rosemary Cooley, Jacqui Crocetta, Kristine DeNinno, Donald Depuydt, Aubrey Dunn, Dorothy Fall, Anne Finucane, Avis Fleming, Jane Forth, Jenny Freestone, Stephanie George, Robin Gibson, Tom Greaves, Amy C. Guadagnoli, Amelia Hankin, Jessi Hardesty, Marilyn J. Hayes, Mira Hecht, Dee Henry, Catherine Hess, Robert S. Hunter, Imar Hutchins, Rose Jaffe, Pauline Jakobsberg, Fleming Jeffries, Jill Jensen, Joyce Jewell, Claudine S. Jones, Gail Kaplan-Wassell, Rebecca Katz, Nilou Kazemzadeh, Barbara Kerne, Cookie Kerxton, Hanna Kesty, Brian Kreydatus, Jake Lahah, Jun Lee, Cindi Lewis, June Linowitz, Joseph Lupo, Chris Marcet, Sarah Matthews, Ron Meick, Diana Perez Miles, Steven Munoz, Bridget Murphy, Nina Muys, Lee Newman, Thomas J. Norulak, Cory Oberndorfer, Mary D. Ott, Susan Due Pearcy, Iris Posner, Carol Reed, Edgar Reyes, Gretchen Schermerhorn, Adi Segal, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Lisa Sheirer, Anne C. Smith, Rhonda J. Smith, Hester Stinnett, Terry Svat, Caroline Thorington, Patricia Underwood, Chloe Wack, Jenny Walton, Richard Weiblinger, Ellen Winkler, Max-Karl Winkler, Clare Winslow, and Jane Woodard.