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Exhibition Dates: Sept. 26 -Oct. 14, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept 30, 6-8 PM
UNCA Owen Hall Gallery 2nd Floor, 215 Owen Hall
On the Other Hand… is an exhibition of collaborative and individual prints by members of Asheville Printmakers Group at the Owen Hall Gallery at University of North Carolina Asheville. Works will be on display from Sept. 26-Oct.14. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Most art is the realization of single artist’s vision, technique and experiences. However, many of the prints in this show have been created layer by layer by multiple artists in our group. Each artist submitted a print that was then randomly assigned to another artist in our group for additional work. At subsequent meetings, the prints are returned and continue to be randomly passed around for more work until the group comes to the consensus that they are ‘fully cooked’.
These prints began as a creative exercise. Freed from inertia of a particular subject, style or technique, our group found that this process encouraged a playful what-the-hell attitude that allowed us to play outside of our normal sandboxes. The collaborative prints in this show are the result of that process.
The single-artist work displayed in this exhibit presents an interesting contrast to the collaborative prints. These individual works are beautiful examples of the use of printmaking techniques in the service of a focused artistic vision.
Asheville Printmakers Group (APG) encourages printmaking in the arts community and provides a forum for sharing experiences among its members. APG has a broad definition of print that includes most works in which artists are engaged in the production process including a variety of relief and intaglio methods, such as woodblocks, linocuts, engravings, etchings, collographs, and photogravure, as well as monotypes and alternative photographic printing processes.