Hill Center Galleries Presents Justyne Fischer INKED AND PULLED In Memoriam

By Editorial Team on May 24, 2021
Courtesy of Hill Center Galleries.
Currently on view.

Hill Center Galleries is proud to welcome Justyne Fischer as the second featured artist in their Spotlight Series. As Hill Center Galleries approaches its tenth year of presenting the work of regional artists, the Galleries will celebrate and feature key artists who have previously exhibited. At the current time, all exhibitions are online due to safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fischer’s woodcuts depart from the usual associations made with traditional printmaking processes. Without the aid of a press, she burnishes and hand pulls compositions onto sheer fabric. As light passes through the image, the layered fabric creates intentional moirés, optical movement and illumination.

Justyne Fischer’s INKED AND PULLED: In Memoriam features “Social Memorials” of unjust events involving unarmed Black men, women and boys. The Charleston 9, Terrence Crutcher, Laquan McDonald, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and are all featured in these graphic political statements. Each piece is meant to point out the tragic absurdity of each event while memorializing the human being beyond a one-day headline. The exhibit is online now at HillCenterDC.org/Galleries and will run through the summer.