Contemporary, Gallery Opening Receptions, Landscapes, Photo intaglio, Photography, Prints

Nancy Previs

Harmonious Rhythm I. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed 2/15. Image size 9 5/8 x 12”. LINK.

Harmonious Rhythm I. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed 2/15. Image size 9 5/8 x 12”. LINK.

Today we are sharing the work of Nancy Previs, a newly signed printmaker from Dublin. Previs’s print, Harmonious Rhythm I, is in our 2014 Winter Contemporary Show, which opens tonight (!!!!) with an Opening Reception at the gallery from 5-8pm.

A fine art printmaker, Nancy Previs is also a photographer and sound recordist. She is drawn to capturing the essence and beauty of the natural world, specializing in photo intaglio. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in Dublin and the United States. In Northern Ireland, her work has been selected for inclusion in the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition. She is a member of Black Church Print Studio, Dublin and the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Among her qualifications, she holds undergraduate degrees from UMass, Amherst, The National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, and a masters degree in LIS from University College Dublin (UCD). Born and raised in Connecticut, Nancy Previs lives in Dublin, Ireland from where she makes regular trips to the US, most frequently to Washington DC and New York City.

Waiting. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed. 25. Image size 6 1/4 x 9”. LINK.

Waiting. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed. 25. Image size 6 1/4 x 9”. LINK.

 

Artist Statement: Inspired by the essence of energy around us – the life force of the landscape – she crafts photopolymer plates using her own un-retouched photographic images, creating traditional handmade multi-plate nature prints. Her images capture nature’s simple beauty – especially that found in open spaces, such as parks and fields, near water or high in the hills, around the island of Ireland and on the east coast of America.

Rockpool. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed 2/20. Image 10 5/16 x 15 1/4'. LINK.

Rockpool. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed 2/20. Image 10 5/16 x 15 1/4″. LINK.

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Gallery Updates, Photography

A Glimpse at our Gallery

 We were lucky enough to have Pfc. Brandon Groom photograph our gallery, capturing our most recent opening reception, the gallery day-to-day, and our framers hard at work in our custom framing shop. We already posted his pictures from our opening reception of Water, which can be viewed here, but we’d like to share some of his other shots, to give our out-of-town readers a chance to see what our gallery is all about.

The gallery was founded in 1971, and has been located in Georgetown for the past forty years. The shop is located on 31st Street NW, a half-block up from the bustling shop-filled M Street. Step inside our gallery, and one immediately notices the extensive assortment of prints we offer- old maps and views share the walls with contemporary prints and bronze sculptures.

Above the main gallery, our framers and art handlers have two floors for matting prints, building custom frames, and imaging our widespread inventory. Custom framing takes an average of two weeks, from start to finish, and employs all conservation-standard materials, like acid-free mats, UV glass, and proper hinging and backing.

We hope you enjoyed a quick sneak peak into our gallery.

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18th Century Maps, Contemporary Maps, Engraving, Maps, Past/Present, Photography

Past/Present: Washington DC Maps

Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two DC city maps, both new and old. The Old Print Gallery specializes in antique maps, and for many years, the gallery only sold old prints and maps ( like the 1793 Washington DC map shown below). Once we decided to embrace the 21st century and show works by local (and living) artists, we thought it would be fitting for the gallery’s first show to feature a contemporary cartographer. Nikolas Schiller, known as DC’s renegade cartographer, was the perfect choice. His maps, created from modified aerial photography, depict DC’s neighborhoods as a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes, drawing attention to, and appreciation for, DC’s grid-like streets and famous traffic circles. Now, almost a year later, one of Schiller’s maps can be found on the OPG walls again, this time in our new show, Location, Location, Location, which opens today, and runs until September 10.

Image on Left: Plan of the City of Washington by J. Good. Published by Literary Magazine and British Review, London. Engraving, 1793.

Image on Right: Georgetown Quilt- West by Nikolas Schiller. Modified aerial photograph, 2010.






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