Washington Printmakers Gallery Presents Eric Bushee Lucky Pitch & Arches

By Editorial Team on January 9, 2023

Fri, 13 January 2023 - Sun, 05 February 2023

Brazil vs, France 1997, woodblock 12” x 11″
Opening Receptions: Friday, January 13 from 5pm to 7pm
Saturday, January 14 from 1pm to 4pm

My imagery is meant to express the industrial aesthetic of printmaking, which is repetition. I strive to present these images with clarity and control, but because the reproduction process is indirect, there is always mystery. Adding new layers and colors to a print can profoundly change the end result, modifying the print or creating variation in a series.

I am particularly influenced by modern American art, especially the second generation abstract expressionists who extended their style and techniques into both painting and printmaking, developing new and interesting visual challenges. Many of these efforts in printmaking required collaboration between the artist and a professional printer. That printer / artist relationship and the resulting work show a level of collaboration and commitment to art that inspires me. Prints developed by the artist Frank Stella and printer Ken Tyler at Gemini GEL are some of my favorites.

The boldness of those artists in bringing their visual conversations to prints adds a cool new element that I enjoy exploring. As an artistic departure point, I am searching for an approach which respects and speaks to those who have made American work what it is. I feel my subject matter is direct and compelling.

About the Artist

Eric Bushee’s technical background is commercial training in screen-printing and offset lithography. He has participated in paper workshops at Pyramid Atlantic, printed screen prints at Sundog Productions (a textile production shop in Fairfax), and worked on color studies at Mission Grafica in San Francisco. Bushee also trained at Gudelsky Institue of Technology at Montgomery College in off-set lithography.

About the Washington Printmakers Gallery

With over 30 years in the greater DC metro area, Washington Printmakers Gallery is a cooperative gallery located in the Book Hill section of Georgetown, Washington, DC. The gallery is the premier source for contemporary fine art prints and photography. Its members, exceptional local and national artists, exhibit regularly in group and solo shows. More information at www.washingtonprintmakers.com.

Hours:

  • Saturdays 11am-5pm
  • Sundays 1pm- 4pm
  • Or by appointment at other times. (Call 202-288-8074 for an in person or Facetime appointment.)

Washington Printmakers Gallery is located at 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW.