Featuring works by four noted contemporary artists, a new exhibition, “Places: Contemporary Intaglio Prints,” will be on display in The Solarium Gallery of the Davis Gallery at Houghton House through April 6.
The exhibit showcases intaglio works by Ron Netsky, Gillian Pederson-Krag, Jason Scuilla and Evan Summer. Intaglio is one of the four major methods of printmaking and is different from the other three methods – relief, stenciling and lithography – because the ink is printed only from recessed areas of the plate. Intaglio printing is the most versatile of the printmaking methods and can produce a wide range of effects. The method is used to make items such as money and embossed cards.
For the show, Netsky, Pederson-Krag, Scuilla and Summer are presenting their intaglio works centered on the theme of places.
Netsky is professor of art at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. His work focuses on the interplay between organization and chaos found in nature. His prints are included at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and other museums.
Pederson-Krag is a painter and printmaker based in Santa Cruz, Calif. She has taught at HWS and Cornell University, and her works are included at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, N.Y.; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, and the Library of Congress Print Collection, among others.
Scuilla is an artist and printmaker raised in Sarasota, Fla. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. He serves as associate professor of art and area head of printmaking at Kansas State University.
Summer has been making prints for more than 35 years. Based in Kutztown, Pa., he specializes in etching, sometimes combining it with engraving and drypoint. He does his preparatory drawings, plate work and printing without print shop collaborators.
“Places: Contemporary Intaglio Prints” will be closed during HWS spring break, Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 20.
The art featured above is the work of Jason Scuilla.