Washington Printmakers Gallery Presents Illuminations, Illuminations, Ron Meick…recent work

By Editorial Team on November 1, 2021
Ron Meick, Tigers not Tamed #7, Woodcut, monoprint, 1/1, 18″ X 18″, 2021.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6 from 1pm to 4pm

The Washington Printmakers Gallery is pleased to present Illuminations, Ron Meick…recent work. This show explores illumination as both a phenomenological characteristic of light and enlightenment of information or wisdom acquired from visual objects.  Illumination also refers to the traditional definition of any decorated or illustrated religious manuscript. Many of these prints are printed on or over other prints. The juxtaposition of these images is intended to amplify the content of these objects or to impart meaning.

These prints utilize several printmaking techniques to make these one-of-a-kind objects.  Woodcuts, relief prints, and monotypes with chine collé are printed on or over images such as a Chinese print of a hundred tigers, illustrations from an 1880’s bible, and an antique Tibetan scroll. Digital transparencies are backlit with LED panels through relief prints. The prevalence of digital screens that engage the viewer, provides a neural relationship to the image.

Ron Meick is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design in sculpture and is the 2016 winner of the Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship for works on paper.  He has shown throughout the United States and is included in many private collections in addition to the Library of Congress.

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Washington Printmakers Gallery is located at 1641 Wisconsin Ave NW. For more information, visit www.washingtonprintmakers.com.