Prints

“Light, Shadow & Time” opens May 20th

Reflections on a Crosstown Vista.  Grace Bentley-Scheck. Collagraph, 2015 Image size 12 1/16 x 12 1/16" (30.7 x 30.7 cm).

Reflections on a Crosstown Vista. By Grace Bentley-Scheck. Collagraph, 2015. Image size 12 1/16 x 12 1/16″ (30.7 x 30.7 cm). LINK.

We are excited to announce our upcoming summer show, Light, Shadow & Time, a group of contemporary prints from 16 talented emerging and established printmakers. The prints selected are an eclectic mix, but all explore the patterns found in our natural and manufactured world. Whether by exploring the layering and rearrangement of natural textures or the effect of light and time on a subject, these artists see compositions in the everyday, the fleeting, the organic, and the microscopic. Light, Shadow & Time opens on Friday, May 20 and runs through Saturday, September 10, 2016.

With an important focus on the temporal and ephemeral interplay between architecture and light, Patrick Anderson and James Haggerty create dynamic scenes out of shifting shadows, highlighting the emotive warmth and coolness of light. Similarly, Grace Bentley Scheck’s collagraph explores the passage of time “recorded in the marks left by functional changes made in structures over many years, by human design or the elements, and in changing patterns of light and shadow as the sun makes its daily journey across the sky.”

Early Morning Light. Patrick Anderson. Serigraph, 2003. Image size 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" (10.8 x 10.8 cm). LINK.

Early Morning Light. Patrick Anderson. Serigraph, 2003. Image size 4 1/4 x 4 1/4″ (10.8 x 10.8 cm). LINK.

In a trio of highly patterned, organic collages entitled “Room to Grow” Heather McMordie links the puzzle-like nature of printmaking and geology.  Creating three large editions from one woodblock and one lithographic stone, and then drawing on, cutting apart, and piecing together these editions, McMordie takes the composition in as many different directions as possible, paralleling how a combination of just a few elements can create countless different minerals, rocks, and soils. Pattern in nature is further explored in Barbara Milton’s dizzying examination of layered tree leaves, Cleo Wilkinsons’ haunting portrait of the folds and subtle curves of a hibiscus flower, and Nancy Previs’ intimate, mystical composition of water flowing over rough rock, printed in green tint.

All together, the show encourages the viewers to pause, see, and reflect on the spaces, natural or man-made, that they occupy throughout the day.

Selected Artists: Patrick Anderson, Philip Bennet, Grace Bentley Scheck, Steven Brigidi, Richard T. Davis, James Haggerty, Heather McMordie, Barbara Minton, Jake Muirhead, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Ellen Nathan Singer, Nancy Previs, Steven Walker, Larry Welo, Art Werger, and Cleo Wilkinson.

Celestial Light. [The Metropolitan Museum of Art.] By James Haggerty. Etching and chine colle, 2004. Image size 11 11/6 x 5 13/16" (297 x 147 mm). LINK.

Celestial Light. [The Metropolitan Museum of Art.] By James Haggerty. Etching and chine colle, 2004. Image size 11 11/6 x 5 13/16″ (297 x 147 mm). LINK.

Verdure. By Barbara Minton. Etching and aquatint printed in color, 2000. Image size 17 3/8 x 14 3/4" (44.1 x 37.5 cm). LINK.

Verdure. By Barbara Minton. Etching and aquatint printed in color, 2000. Image size 17 3/8 x 14 3/4″ (44.1 x 37.5 cm). LINK.

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Abstract, Aquatint, Collage, Contemporary, Figurative, Oil Painting, Prints, Woodcut

2013 Winter Contemporary Show

Moonrise Tide.  By Jake Muirhead. Softground and aquatint, 2013.

Moonrise Tide. By Jake Muirhead. Softground and aquatint, 2013.

The Old Print Gallery’s 2013 Winter Contemporary Show will open on Friday, November 15, 2013 with a celebratory nighttime reception from 5-8pm at the gallery. Eleven different artists, who use printmaking as their primary medium for artistic expression, were selected for this show.  The works chosen resonate with skill and intention, and reflect the current eclecticism of contemporary printmaking. The show will remain on view until February 15, 2014.

Highlights include new works by local DC artists Jake Muirhead and Phillip Bennet. Muirhead’s large seascape, Moonrise Tide, offers evidence of the artist’s capable and deliberate draftsmanship. In his smaller still life, Bulb, Muirhead uses flowing delicate lines and subtle aquatint, resulting in a print that feels both intimate and fresh. Philip Bennet’s new abstract works are almost playful with their use of brilliantly saturated colors and suggestive titles, All Seeing Eyes and The First Day.

The First Day. By Philip Bennet. Acrylic painting on paper, 2012.

The First Day. By Philip Bennet. Acrylic painting on paper, 2012.

Sumo Kimono. By Pia Oste-Alexander. Collage, undated.

Sumo Kimono. By Pia Oste-Alexander. Collage, undated.

The 2013 Winter Contemporary Show also highlights several innovative approaches to printmaking. Pia Oste-Alexander’s Sumo Kimono is an artful assemblage of artist painted and printed paper, fabric and found patterns.  The gallery is also excited to showcase two prints from Heather McMordie’s 2013 series Not Made For Each Other. In Not Made For Each Other, woodblocks carved with independently derived imagery are printed on top of one another to create one image out of two. The blocks themselves are not made for use together, but with careful color selection and deliberate compositional choices, a cohesive image emerges. According to the artist, the prints “challenge the preconceived notions of what colors, shapes, and textures should or should not ‘work together’, and demonstrate the ability of an object to adapt in relation to another object.”

Not Made For Each Other V. By Heather McMordie. Woodcut with hand-cut paper. Printed on BFK Rives paper. 2013.  *Photographed under glass.

Not Made For Each Other V. By Heather McMordie. Woodcut with hand-cut paper. Printed on BFK Rives paper. 2013. *Photographed under glass.

Selected Artists: Philip Bennet, Eric Goldberg, Susan Goldman, Su-Li Hung, Heather McMordie, Jake Muirhead, Karima Muyaes, Pia Oste-Alexander, Larry Welo, Art Werger, and Cleo Wilkinson.

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19th Century Prints, Aquatint, Contemporary, Drypoint, Early 20th Century, Engraving, Etching, Linocut, Prints, Sporting, Wood, Woodcut

Print Roundup: Baseball

With the baseball season in full swing, we thought it as good as time as any to share our baseball prints with our readers. (They also make great Father’s Day gifts!!) We have prints ranging from the 19th century all the way up to modern representations of America’s favorite pastime. All of the prints, unless otherwise noted, are in our Georgetown gallery for viewing and buying. We also ship if you are not local to DC. Enjoy!

The Batter. By Su-Li Hung. Woodcut, 1999. Edition 50. $150.00

The Batter. By Su-Li Hung. Woodcut, 1999. Edition 50. $150.00

The American Base-Ball Players in England, Match between  the Red Stockings and the Athletics, Prince's Ground. Published in Harper's Weekly. Full page handcolored wood engraving, Sept. 12, 1874. $250.00

The American Base-Ball Players in England, Match between the Red Stockings and the Athletics, Prince’s Ground. Published in Harper’s Weekly. Full page handcolored wood engraving, Sept. 12, 1874. $250.00

A Collegiate Game of Base-Ball. By W. P. Snyder. Published in Harper's Weekly, New York. Wood engraving, hand colored, Aug. 31, 1889. A view of a baseball game in progress from the stands behind home plate. $600.00

A Collegiate Game of Base-Ball. By W. P. Snyder. Published in Harper’s Weekly, New York. Wood engraving, hand colored, Aug. 31, 1889. A view of a baseball game in progress from the stands behind home plate. $600.00

Bases Loaded. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Edition 25. $250.00

Bases Loaded. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Edition 25. $250.00

Base-Ball in England - The Match on Lord's Cricket Grounds between the Red Stocking and the Athletics. By Abner Crossman. Published in Harper's Weekly. Wood engraving, 1874. The U.S. and British flag are flying and a large white banner that states: "Champions of the United States." $120.00

Base-Ball in England – The Match on Lord’s Cricket Grounds between the Red Stocking and the Athletics. By Abner Crossman. Published in Harper’s Weekly. Wood engraving, 1874. The U.S. and British flag are flying and a large white banner that states: “Champions of the United States.” $120.00

The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval - Visit of the Prince of Wales. By T. Walker Wilson. Published in The Illustrated London News. Wood engraving, hand colored,  March 23, 1889. Complicated composite of players in various actions situated around a central view of the game betwen the All-American and Chicago teams, whose members are shown on either side. $385.00

The American Baseball Players at Kensington Oval – Visit of the Prince of Wales. By T. Walker Wilson. Published in The Illustrated London News. Wood engraving, hand colored, March 23, 1889. Complicated composite of players in various actions situated around a central view of the game between the All-American and Chicago teams, whose members are shown on either side. $385.00

Baseball.  By Jake Muirhead. Etching, aquatint & drypoint, 2010. Inscribed, "A/P." $400.00.

Baseball. By Jake Muirhead. Etching, aquatint & drypoint, 2010. Inscribed, “A/P.” $400.00.

The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn and the Athletics of Philedelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Avenue, Brooklyn, Monday, Oct. 16th. Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Wood engraving, Nov. 3, 1866. A lively scene of baseball between a Brooklyn and a Philadelphia team. Spectators surrond the playing field. $120.00

The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn and the Athletics of Philadelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Avenue, Brooklyn, Monday, Oct. 16th. Published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Wood engraving, Nov. 3, 1866. A lively scene of baseball between a Brooklyn and a Philadelphia team. Spectators surround the playing field. $120.00

Dugout. By Deron DeCesare. Drypoint, 1999. Edition 30. $175.00.

Dugout. By Deron DeCesare. Drypoint, 1999. Edition 30. $175.00.

BOOM! That N.L. Race.  (National Baseball League). By Willard Harlin Mullin. Ink wash with white highlights, c.1955. The bubbles above the three spectators "Ain't it Purty!; Magnificent!; Never Saw Anything Like It!." A fun cartoon showing the seven teams in contention. $1,100.00

BOOM! That N.L. Race. (National Baseball League). By Willard Harlin Mullin. Ink wash with white highlights, c.1955. The bubbles above the three spectators “Ain’t it Purty!; Magnificent!; Never Saw Anything Like It!.” A fun cartoon showing the seven teams in contention. $1,100.00 *At The Old Print Shop in New York City.

King of the Swingers. By Larry Welo. Etching with chine colle, 1996. Edition 100. $400.00

King of the Swingers. By Larry Welo. Etching with chine colle, 1996. Edition 100. $400.00. *At The Old Print Shop in New York City.

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