International Print Show on display at the LUX Center for the Arts and Constellation Studios

June 3 2022   5pm- 8pm

LUX West Gallery and Constellation Studios
June 3 2022 to August 26 2022

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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 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, exists on a large scale for impact, capture impressions of wood growth, and show intimate carved details on the end-grain of wood. 

This 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 today's artists. 



Joanna Anos
Cynthia Back
Cameron Bailey
Diana Behl
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Chandler Brutscher
Hunter Bryan
Anne Burton
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Julian Davies
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Colin Gillespie
Jean Gumpper
Amy Haney
Melissa Harshman
Cheryl Hochberg
David Johnson
Nina Jordan
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Jun Lee
Charlene Liu
Jennifer Martin
Kyeong Ah Min
Brooke Molla
Steven Munoz
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Bonnie OConnell
Ali Osborn
Jager Palad
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Piotr Stachlewski
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Catherine Wild
Josh Winkler
Roberto Torres