Artists play with printmaking solutions that feature graphic patterning, complex play of image making, effects of optical or layered color mixing, all created through carving and printing of woodblocks. There is raw yet elegant mastery in their works and references to nature, science and social commentary.
Inspiring are new prints from Anne Burton (Lincoln), Betsy Best (Seattle) and Jean Gumpper (Colorado Springs), and significant suites of prints from the past by Keiko Hara (Walla Walla) and Brian Curling (Radebeul, Germany), brought to view from the flat files in the Constellation Studios collection.
Anne Burton “When Ignorance is Master”
Betsy Best “Big Dreams”
Jean Gumpper “Passages” (detail)
Keiko Hara, print from “Verse from the Sea” suite
Brian Curling, print from “Homage” suite