Friday, January 3, 2014

IMPRESSI - Science Inspired Printmakers at Art.Science.Gallery

I've very excited to be showing my scientists portraits and Imaginary Friends of Science series as part of IMPRESSI, a science-themed printmaking show at Art.Science.Gallery which is part of the PrintAustin festival at many venues around Austin, TX, this January 15 to February 15, 2014!

The IMPRESSI show will also feature gyotaku (or "fish rubbing") style prints and a workshop by Inked Animal. This traditional Japanese printmaking technique usually involves inking and taking impressions of actual fish; they've extended the method to other animal specimen as well. Jed Dore of Ink & Sword makes fabulous, graphic, retro-styled screenprints on science, math and engineering (STEM) themes. Jennifer Lynch's work includes a gorgeous series on crystals. Cathy Savage, one of the Chairs of PrintAustin, has some fabulous scientist prints I've long admired. Jenn Schmitt's amazing Periodic Table Printmaking Project is a collaboration and print exchange where every printmaker was assigned an element on the periodic table to illustrate with a 6" x 6" print. I always thought I should have participated and now have a chance to do so as a few of the originals need replacing. Have a look at the loveliest periodic table you ever did see. It promises to be a great, and very original show.

PrintAustin, "this inaugural print extravaganza is a month-long event celebrating the art of original printmaking, educating the public about the traditions of printmaking as well as showcasing the innovations of the contemporary approach". Read more on their blog.

If you are in Austin, be sure to check it out - and tell me all about it! I would love to see it in person and would be there if I could.

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