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Upcoming Events at OPG

SHOP TALK

Presented By Printmaking Legacy Project, Inc.®

June 8, 2014, from 1-3pm

Intersecting Pathways. By Gretchen Schermerhorn and Patricia Lee. Screenprint and Hand-coloring. Part of portfolio published by R&D Editions.

Intersecting Pathways. By Gretchen Schermerhorn and Patricia Lee. Screenprint and Hand-coloring. Part of portfolio published by R&D Editions.

On the afternoon of June 8th, The Old Print Gallery will play host to Printmaking Legacy Project Inc.’s® Shop Talk– a discussion lead by PLP director, Susan Goldman. The first in a series, Shop Talk will unveil the trailer for a new documentary on Evangeline “EJ” Montgomery, a prominent African American curator, printmaker, and mixed-media artist. EJ will also reveal her new series of print work, and answer questions on her creative process and successful career in government promoting the arts. Printmaking Legacy Project, Inc.® also invited Matthew T. McLaughlin of R&D Editions to present his portfolio of fine art prints made in collaboration with scientists and engineers. McLaughlin will discuss new trends in printmaking, specifically his latest work with laser-cut prints. The event is free and open to the public.

For More Information: Printmaking Legacy Project Inc.R&D Editions,  Matthew T. McLaughlin


Form Light Line: Architecture in Print

June 20- September 13, 2014

Opening Night Reception: Friday, June 20 from 5-8pm 

The Shadow of Brooklyn Bridge. By Emilio Sanchez. Color lithograph, 1988. Ed 40/100. LINK.

The Shadow of Brooklyn Bridge. By Emilio Sanchez. Color lithograph, 1988. Ed 40/100. LINK.

This group show of 19 printmakers spans over 90 years of creative expression, with prints by 20th century American artists John Taylor Arms, Martin Lewis, and Armin Landeck coupled with works by cutting-edge, contemporary printmakers. Artists have long found beauty in the strength, durability, and utility of buildings. Form Light Line: Architecture in Print allows gallery viewers to experience familiar constructions through the artist’s eye- to visually explore how surfaces capture light, how windows both reveal and reflect, and how dimensional spaces can be flattened and abstracted into planes of light and dark. The show will remain on view until September 13, 2014.

Selected Artists: Linda Adato, Patrick J. Anderson, John Taylor Arms, William Behnken, Grace Bentley-Scheck, Joan Drew, Richard Haas, Su-Li Hung, Sidney Hurwitz, Armin Landeck, Martin Levine, Martin Lewis, Frederick Mershimer, Joseph Pennell, John Ross, Emilio Sanchez, Art Werger, Steven Yamin, and Alex Zwarenstein.

For More Information: OPG Events Page

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Washington Post Review of “Winter Contemporary Show”

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

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

Mark Jenkins, arts writer for The Washington Post, featured our Winter Contemporary Show  in his most recent column. Follow the link below to read his article, and make sure to stop by the gallery before February 15 to see the show in person.

Washington Post  2/7/14 review of Winter Contemporary Show

( Quick note: Our exhibit  is the second show reviewed, so it does take some scrolling to get to the write up on the Winter Contemporary Show).

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Holiday 2013 Showcase- Read it Now!

Our new Holiday 2013 Showcase has been sent out to our mailing list, and should hit mailboxes this week. The catalog features a wide range of prints and maps- including new Currier and Ives hand-colored lithographs, important early views from Henry Lewis’ Das Illustrirte Mississippithal, traditional holiday genre scenes, and a sampling of new contemporary prints (and accompanying  biographical information) from our local DC artists Deron DeCesare, Yolanda Frederikse, Jake Muirhead, Philip Bennet, and Susan Goldman.

Published in both traditional and digital media forms, we are now able to share our fantastic collection in a whole new way.  To receive our next Showcase in print, just send us your mailing information, via email.

Click the image below to read the Holiday Showcase:

The Old Print Gallery Showcase. Holiday 2013. CLICK TO READ!

The Old Print Gallery Showcase.
Holiday 2013.
CLICK TO READ!

We hope you enjoy it!

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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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Fresh Cuts: Through the Matrix Event Recap

“Fresh Cuts: Through the Matrix” was an artist demonstration, film screening, and talk with acclaimed DC printmaker and documentary film director, Susan Goldman. On Saturday, October 12, in conjunction with FAD: Fashion Art Design Georgetown, the Old Print Gallery hosted Goldman, as she demonstrated the step-by-step process of printing an original woodcut print, entitled Pupil. Visitors also watched Goldman’s new documentary exploration of the post-WWII Midwestern printmaking revival, Midwest Matrix TM. The afternoon ended with an informal Q&A session with Goldman, gallery staff, and our interested guests. It was a fantastic afternoon of printmaking!

We want to extend a very BIG thanks to Susan Goldman and all of our gallery friends and followers for a great Saturday of printmaking! “Fresh Cuts: Through the Matrix” was a huge success. Check out our event photos  below.

Preparing the inks

Preparing the inks.

Several freshly-pulled prints by Susan Goldman- titled Pupil- an edition of 15, woodcut on printed Japanese paper.

Several freshly-pulled prints by Susan Goldman- titled Pupil- an edition of 15, woodcut on printed Japanese paper.

Susan's press, and several examples of the woodblock printed on white paper.

Susan’s press, and several examples of the woodcut printed on white paper.

Tools of the trade!

Tools of the trade!

Susan Goldman, running the woodblock and Japanese paper through her small press

Susan Goldman, running the woodcut and Japanese paper through her press.

Susan Goldman reveals the new print, as she pulls the Japanese paper off her wooden matrix!

Susan Goldman reveals the new print, as she pulls the printed Japanese paper off her wooden matrix!

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