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EXPERIENCE SURFACE IMPRESSIONS

 

ABOUT

Surface Impressions intends to connect artists and audiences to the 21st century language of relief printmaking as a viable engagement for today.

There is a distinctive graphic nature to prints made from carved surfaces as the energy of carving with gouges and burins is readily apparent.  This action is transformed by pressure and ink onto paper which reveals light “opened up” from the solid surface.  Artists are endlessly inventive with how the surface is changed, as well as with their innovations for printing from blocks, from essential black and white, to multiple layers of color and carving stages, to how the printing happens with presses or by hand.   Relief prints use available materials for protest and actions, exist on large scale for impact, capture impressions of wood growth, and show intimate carved details on the end-grain of wood. 


This inaugural biennial of relief prints here in the center of America showcases artists from around the country and abroad, all selected from an open call for entries.  The works on exhibition focus on the role of the relief print as a means of cultural critique and exploration, of this ancient process but newly invigorated discipline as it is practiced and defined by todays artists.

 
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OPEN CALLS

Art Gallery
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EXHIBITION

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GET IN TOUCH

SPONSORS

Art Gallery
 

402-466-8692

Lux Center for the Arts

2601 N 48th Street Lincoln, NE 68504

402-466-8692

Constellation Studios

2055 O St, Lincoln, NE 68510

402- 438-0049

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