Radcliffe Bailey, Tricky 3, 2012, pigment print, collagraph, collage, glitter, 64 x 41 inches, edition of 8, published by and courtesy of Island Press.
Lisa Bulawsky, News Paper 1.1, 2015, oil based ink and archival inkjet on newsprint paper mounted on wooden library rod, 36 x 36 inches, courtesy of the artist.
Joan Hall, 2012, Acid Ocean, printed, cut, pulp painted, hand-formed paper, Mylar, acrylic and cast resin pins made with sand and beach detritus; abaca, kozo and gampi fibers, 64 x 245 x 18 inches (size variable), courtesy of the artist.
Printmaking in St. Louis Now
March 4, 2016 - May 7, 2016
Printmaking in St. Louis Now showcases the exciting and innovative work being done in St. Louis both by print presses who work with local, national and international artists, and by individual artists living in the St. Louis area. Both traditional and non-traditional approaches are represented. The artists featured in the exhibit investigate a wide range of themes. Many tackle social issues like pollution and the environment, the human condition, and the effect of war. Others choose to investigate the nature and possibilities of the medium itself, producing works that expand upon the vocabulary of printmaking processes.
The exhibit includes works published by Evil Prints, The Firecracker Press, Island Press, Pele Prints and Wildwood Press, as well as works by 29 area printmakers and selected photographers, which include Brandon Anschultz, Ken Botnick, Lisa Bulawsky, Bunny Burson, Terrell Carter, Joe Chesla, Carmon Colangelo, Stephen M. Dalay, Sage Dawson, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Stan Gellman, Robert Goetz, Joan Hall, Cheri Hoffman, Tom Huck, Mark Katzman, Alicia LaChance, Tom Lang, Leslie Laskey, Travis Lawrence, Peter Marcus, Kevin McCoy, Benjamin Pierce, Sharron Pollack, Tom Reed, Jeffrey Sippel, Buzz Spector, Amanda Verbeck, John Wahlers and Kenneth C. Wood. Through the print presses, works by non-resident artists Ann Hamilton, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Radcliffe Bailey and Lisa Sanditz (Island Press); Mary O’Malley (Pele Prints); and Jane Hammond, Linda Schwarz and Juan Sanchez (Wildwood Press) are also represented.
A complementary exhibit of prints by 29 young artists from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade is featured in our AT&T Gallery of Children’s Art. Schools participating are Ames Visual and Performing Arts Elementary (SLPS); Carnahan High School of the Future (SLPS); Central Visual and Performing Arts High School (SLPS); Crossroads College Preparatory School, St. Louis City; Our Lady of Lourdes School, Archdiocese of St. Louis, St. Louis City; and Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, Missouri.
Printmaking in St. Louis Now Catalogue
8 x 10, 100-page catalogue published by the Sheldon Art Galleries
$30 softcover; $40 hardcover
Purchase in The Sheldon’s Gift shop or at www.blurb.com (keyword: "SheldonArt")
Closing Reception for “Printmaking in St. Louis Now”
Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Admission free. Cash bar and complimentary snacks provided
Join us for an “Ask the Artist” event and closing reception to take place during First Friday in Grand Center on May 6 from 6-8 p.m. The event will give gallery-goers an informal opportunity to talk with artists and printmakers from the St. Louis area, who will be available to answer questions about their work.
Artists attending include Ken Botnick, Terrell Carter, Stephen Da Lay, Sage Dawson, Joan Hall, Cheri Hoffman, Alicia LaChance, Tom Lang, Travis Lawrence, Kevin McCoy, Benjamin Pierce, Sharon Pollack, Jeff Sippel, Ken Wood and Maryanne Simmons from Wildwood Press.
The Evil Print Crew will be on hand with the Evil Prints Mobile truck, parked in front of The Sheldon, and will provide live printing demonstrations and cool giveaways.
The exhibition is made possible by Northern Trust, and Anabeth and John Weil.