The Old Print Gallery is pleased to announce Day into Night, a new show of linocuts and woodblocks by NY artist Emily Trueblood, which will run from September 16- November 12, 2011. The exhibit will open with a free nighttime reception on Friday, September 16, from 5-8pm at the Old Print Gallery, where the artist will be in attendance to discuss her work and artistic process.
This collection of prints is inspired by the bold, graphic lines of city architecture, juxtaposed by the flux of time and nature. Trueblood uses a limited, but expressive, color palette to highlight the transition of time. Warm yellows fade into burning reds to indicate the day’s end, and cool, moody blues and shadowy grays paint the night sky behind our city’s iconic structures.
Trueblood actually revisits many of the same buildings in her many of her prints, like the Washington Monument in DC and the Flatiron building in New York; each version contains different hues and fresh perspectives, an approach that allows viewers to appreciate the resilient and stoic nature of our steel-forged and limestone-carved cities.
Day into Night features both linocuts and woodcuts, two mediums that Trueblood enjoys. “Woodcuts and linocuts enable me to work in a simplified, bold way” explains Trueblood. “Once cut, the blocks are almost impossible to change. I like working this way because it forces me to focus on what I most want to express.” On working with such dynamic subjects as nature, Trueblood states, “I look for city and nature views that appeal to me. I change and simplify the composition until I feel that I can express it as a woodcut or linocut, usually with two or three blocks… I enjoy fitting the shapes into a rectangular space, like putting together a puzzle.”
Emily Trueblood was born in Alexandria, VA and grew up in the Washington D.C. area, attending Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. After graduating from University of Wisconsin, Trueblood moved to New York and discovered printmaking. She has exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Hudson River Museum, Center for Contemporary Printmakers, Society of American Graphic Artists, and has had international exhibits in more than 10 countries.
We invite our readers to come attend the opening of her show, on Friday, September 16, from5-8pm. The opening reception is free and wine and light refershments will be served.It is a great chance to meet other DC art-lovers and Emily Trueblood will be in attendance, to discuss her process and inspirations.
For more information on the event, and other OPG happenings, please check out our “events page” on the OPG Website here. Also, if you would like to see some of the works featured in Day into Night, click here.