Printmaking Invitational 2012 at the Carroll House Gallery

From Erika Radich’s Holy Ghosts

The KSC Art Department is presenting an invitational exhibition at the Carroll House Gallery from October 4–November 3 featuring non-traditional approaches to printmaking by four New England artists: Erika Radich of Keene; Phyllis McGibbon, of Wellesley, Massachusetts; Peter Marcus, of Jamestown, Rhode Island; and Sarah Amos of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4–6 p.m. at the gallery.

Regionally recognized artist Erika Radich has garnered a following for her airy, evocative monotypes that explore research into the diminishment of biological diversity due to climate change. Her aesthetic concerns include examining the quiet repetitive process she engages in as it connects to meditative practices.

Phyllis McGibbon is a Professor of Art at Wellesley College, where she teaches printmaking. Her work mixes a range of techniques, from hand-drawn traditional lithography to sculpture to digital media. Her subject matter explores the melding of historical and sociological concerns with contemporary media.

Peter Marcus’s massive mural-sized collagraphs reference architecture. His imagery includes elements of building construction: framing overlayed within images of traditional New England structures. The exterior and interior of the buildings and their life over a span of years are indicated in each print’s rich layers.

Australian printmaker Sarah Amos has been a resident Vermont for over 15 years, and a prolific practicing artist for over 20 years. Her large-scale multipaneled abstract prints incorporate collagraph, etching, and hand work. Within passages of clear mark making lies a suggestion of time keeping and the patterned aboriginal art of her native country.

The Carroll House Gallery, located on Main Street, beside the Alumni Center, is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon–5 p.m. All Gallery events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

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  1. Peter Marcus is the most innovative printmaker of the past half century. He combines media and images in large scale work that explore important questions in art. WARNING: his work is visual. There is no text or explanation. The viewer and Professor Marcus’ work. You are in for an exciting experience. Enjoy! David I. Berland, St. Louis

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