Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A passion for line and process is evident in Target Gallery’s latest exhibition Imprint.
“Imprint is an excellent example of the widespread diversification and combination of printmaking techniques with almost every other art medium known. The quality of works submitted to Imprint is extraordinary and proves that there is a LOT of good art being made in the USA today." - Jane Haslem
What: Imprint- a contemporary printmaking exhibition
When: Exhibition – January 21- February 21
Opening Reception - Second Thursday Art Night, February 11, 6-9pm
7:30 Printmaking demonstration by Printmakers’ Inc. located in the Torpedo Factory, Studio 325
Where: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria,VA
Admission: Free and open to the public
Hours: Open daily from 10-6pm and until 9pm on Thursdays
The Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery opens Imprint, an exhibition that examines contemporary printmaking. Thirty-seven artists from across the country are a part of this exhibition united by one common theme and that is the printmaking process. Eight of the artists in the exhibition are from the DC Metro area. The public is invited to visit Printmakers’ Inc. located on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory in studio 325 for a printmaking demonstration at 7:30pm.
Jane Haslem, juror and print expert, chose a variety of work that serves as a testament to the vast array of techniques that printmakers across the country are using in their work today. The printmaking processes in Imprint include mezzotints, etchings, lithographs, woodblock and linocuts, silkscreen, monotypes, collagraphs, cyanotypes, and digital prints.
The entire exhibition is online at www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/target_current.htm. The gallery is open daily from 10-6 and until 9pm on Thursdays.
Jane Haslem Gallery was established in 1960 and specializes in American Art of the last half of the 20th Century. Inventory includes paintings, prints, drawings, and other works on paper. The gallery is known for its in-depth collection of prints by those artists responsible for reviving printmaking in the US after World War II