Exhibition at the Arlington Arts Center

Installation view of exhibition and the series  Brides

Installation view of exhibition and the series Brides

CTRL+P: New Directions in Printmaking
Arlington Center for the Arts,
in collaboration with The Studio Visit
Curated by Julie Chae & Kristina Bilonick
June 22nd – September 16th, 2012
Opening reception June 23rd, 6 – 9 PM

I will be part of a group exhibition on contemporary conceptual printmaking at the Arlington Center for the Arts in collaboration with The Studio Visit. Curators Julie Chae and Kristina Bilonick have been invited to develop tandem exhibitions exploring the theme of "print". A series of related classroom activities and public programming will run concurrently with the exhibitions. The Studio Visit has assigned two writers, Matthew Smith and Joren Lindholm, to document the curators through this process. This documentation will develop into online journal entries on The Studio Visit website and a printed catalog produced by Arlington Center for the Arts and The Studio Visit.

Read Julie Chae's curatorial statement here. Artists in the exhibit include: Anne AlbagliJordan BernierMelissa BrownPaul ChanKris ChattersonBrian ChippendaleBilly ColbertVince ContarinoChristopher DavisonE.V. DayAnthony DihleKyle DurrieJeremy FlickTim GibbonJungil HongGary KachadourianByron KimSteve LambertHugh LeemanGlenn LigonMarie LorenzEsperanza MayobreSerena PerroneGretchen Schermerhorn & Franc Rosario, Rob Swainston, and Barbara Takenaga.

Washington Post article Washington’s best art gallery shows of 2012 by Mark Jenkins, December 7, 2012
"...After reviewing about 200 local exhibitions in 2012 — and seeing many more than that — selecting the best was daunting. These 10 were certainly among the strongest, but they also represented the impressive breadth of art shown this year in a city open to both classicism and conceptualism... Customary expectations for prints were literally blown up by this wide-ranging group exhibition, which featured much wall-size work. Despite its keyboard-inspired name, this was not a show of computer-generated prints. Beside more recent techniques and technologies, the selection included examples of such traditional forms as woodcut and letterpress. The attitude, however, was experimental and contemporary." 

Huffington Post article by Liz Markus, July 20, 2012
"...a large, dynamic exhibition that explores new directions in printmaking. [Curators] Julie and Kristina brought different perspectives and approaches to organizing the show, but both shared an interest in artists who rethink the traditional notion of printmaking as multiples and whose works exhibit stunning technical skill in printmaking." 

Printeresting article by Amze Emmons, September 5, 2012
"In a year of great print shows, Ctrl + P will undoubtedly be in many top ten lists... The exhibition does a good job of exploring the edges of print media, by focusing on artists who are approaching this discipline through non-traditional processes or tangential forms."

Kelly Sherman