Printmaking

1 August - 25 August, 2007
Opening on Thursday August 2, 6-8 pm

Art has for a long time been categorized by the process of its production. Paintings are painted, drawings drawn. Contemporary printmaking therefore becomes a catch-all term for hundreds of techniques in which there is a technological intermediary. Negatives, templates, and chunks of wood are reinterpreted through machinery- a kind of necessary yet forced collaboration. Artists plan and edit while inkjet printers, light sensitive papers and heavy steel rollers print. The result is a blend of process and concept, the union of sensitivity and automated indifference.

This exhibition of Melbourne-based artists is an investigation into the current state of printmaking. By highlighting the diversity and scope of the discipline its commonalities come to the fore: issues of tradition versus innovation, registration and interface, appropriation and the multiple. These ideas echo throughout the work, and yet they are a similarity which each artist approaches and answers in a different way.

The following established and up-and-coming artists are featured in this show:

Alexis Beckett
Jazmina Cininas
Laura di Florio
Clare Humphries
Ruth Johnstone
Damon Kowarsky
Peter Lancaster
Julia Silvester
Sophia Szilagyi
Yandell Walton

Exhibition Images

 

Exhibition Images

Exhibition Notes

Julia Silvester, Panorama

Jazmina Cinanas, Rima Knows The Curse

Damon Kowarsky, Mask 14

Ruth Johnstone, Garland I

Clare Humphries, Surrogate Object #7

Sophia Szilagyi, Before I Sleep

Alexis Beckett, Blue List

Yandell Walton, Windows

Peter Lancaster, Casino

Jazmina Cinanas, The Asylum Is No Place For A Werewolf

Sophia Szilagyi, All Was Quiet

Laura DiFlorio, Untitled (detail)

Damon Kowarsky, Mask 19

Peter Lancaster , Afloat

Jazmina Cinanas, St. Genevieve

Sophia Szilagyi, The Woods Are Lovely, Dark, and Deep (detail)

Damon Kowarsky, Mask 12