The Print Club of Rochester at
Tower Gallery, SUNY Brockport
This month at the Tower Gallery along on Holley Street at the campus of SUNY Brockport, the Print Club of Rochester has landed with a new exhibition in celebration of being 85 years old as an organization. The Tower Gallery with its' austere grey walls has been made lively with a collection of fresh prints and I was pleased to bring over a couple of my recent works for this new show.
The Print Club of Rochester is organized to promote a deepening interest and understanding of the fine art of printmaking, and from the looks of this show it is doing a good job attracting younger talent to go along with folks like me who have been involved in making prints for many years.
Alan Singer ( the author of this blog )
The Tower Gallery with The Print Club of Rochester
Creating prints by hand is a discipline that takes into consideration the techniques, the inspiration of the artist, and the final medium that is employed to bring the art to a living place in the imagination of the gallery goer. Printmakers have branched out from the woodcut, the lithograph, silkscreen or etching to encompass new materials like the transfer mono-prints that I exhibit in this show. There is an ongoing discussion about new materials and techniques that are relevant to printmakers, and this process is evolving to include non-toxic forms of printmaking practiced by artists such as the late Keith Howard who was teaching at R.I.T. for many years.
Elizabeth Durand and her print "Walking Mavis At Night"
selected as Best in Show
The Tower Gallery, SUNY Brockport
Kathleen Sherin's print "SOTC"
Juror's Choice Award
If you go to see this show you will find a wide variety of images in an assortment of sizes, but for me one of the most interesting things about this show is the "Print Exchange" - this is a yearly opportunity for members of the Print Club to exchange a little portfolio of prints with each other. The print exchange has been a way to share a vision in a most friendly way with each artist supporting the work of the other in this endeavor.
The Print Exchange
in celebration of the Print Club of Rochester
The Print Club celebrates 85 years as an organization
promoting understanding, collecting, and creating fine art prints
Go out to see the Tower Gallery show, it is a good representation of what is being done in the printmaking arts.