Ink Wipe Roll Print: AIB Printmaking Faculty Exhibition

I was teaching at RISD all day today and then immediately after my class was over I had to dash back up to Boston to attend the opening reception for a printmaking exhibition I’m
in at the Art Institute of Boston’s main gallery in Kenmore Square. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it in time to participate in the gallery talk, but I was able to be there for the second half of the reception which was very well attended. Many colleagues from AIB and SMFA were there, and I must say that one aspect of the printmaking world that I’ve always enjoyed is the strong sense of camaraderie that always seems to be present amongst printmakers.

2007 Ink Wipe Roll Print AIB Faculty Exhibition
The entrance to the gallery.

This was the first look I had gotten of the exhibition, and I have to say that I was very impressed with the organization and overall look of the show. It seemed like the works balanced out very well; the distinctiveness of each artist seemed to come through, while simultaneously there seemed to be plenty of connections and relationships between a lot of the bodies of works. A full color catalog was printed which was an excellent addition to the exhibition.
2007 Ink Wipe Roll Print AIB Faculty Exhibition
Carolyn Muskat’s lithographs on the left, with James Stroud’s intaglio prints on the right.

2007 Ink Wipe Roll Print AIB Faculty Exhibition

My intaglio prints from the Waiting Series. These were located to the right of James Stroud’s works. I thought the combination of the green wall with the monochromatic earth

2007 Ink Wipe Roll Print AIB Faculty Exhibition
Liza Folman’s multiple plate intaglio prints on the left.
Constance Jacobson’s monotypes are on the right.
2007 Ink Wipe Roll Print AIB Faculty Exhibition
Michael David’s monotypes.

2007 Ink Wipe Roll Print AIB Faculty Exhibition
Renee Covalucci’s woodcuts, many of which were inspired by trips to China.
I will say that one of the highlights for the evening was getting to meet Michael Mazur, a highly prominent printmaker who currently has an exhibition of prints at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He said he liked my work a lot and could see the Giacometti influence in the prints. Although I have to admit that when I was introduced to him I missed his last name and didn’t learn until afterwards whose hand I was shaking!

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