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Lincoln Draper, Emergence Gravure, 10x7,” 2016
Lincoln Draper, Bosque Reflection, Gravure, 7x10,” 2016
The Enchanted Forest/ Images of the Rio Grande Bosque –
Gravure by Lincoln Draper
Lincoln Draper’s classic black and white gravure prints of the New Mexico Bosque evoke an interplay of imagination and space and manifest a sense of the transformative presence of the woods: a place that invites us into an interactive intimacy. In photo gravure an image is generated by exposing a photo transparency to a light sensitive plate which is printed like an etching.
Gravure was originally invented to produce “an actual rendering of nature.” Some of the pioneers of gravure were Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams who created the classic look for this medium. Lincoln Draper’s work follows in the footsteps of these masters.
Exhibition dates: August 5- September 24.
Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado (El Paso). Esto es un Rio. Serigraph. Printed at Taller 75 Grados in Mexico City. 22 x 30”
Desert Triangle Print Carpeta
July 2 - 30. Reception: Saturday, July 2, 4 – 6 pm
Our July exhibition features an array of artists from the Southwest and Mexico—providing a colorful, lively and inventive approach to printmaking. A unique suite of 30 commissioned works on paper were created by printmakers living in the “Desert Triangle”; a culturally unique region spanning Tucson, El Paso (including Juarez and Las Cruces), and Albuquerque. The “Desert Triangle” represents the hottest, driest stretch of flyover country and the main object of this carpeta (print collection) is to exhibit fresh, exciting work both in and outside the Southwest, reminding the world that there is art in the desert.
Though created without a particular theme, our carpeta has revolved to face Mexico. Living near the border, our artists feel the tug southwards, as well as the lateral influences of New York and California.
Many of our US printmakers also have Mexican roots and many of our artists worked collaboratively with international print workshops to produce the pieces.
Participating artists had to create a new work using a full sheet of cotton paper, 22 x 30 inches, and they worked across all printmaking media, including serigraphy, woodcut, linocut, lithography, etching and combination prints. These large prints can be seen across the room, making an architectural impact, which gives the carpeta the weight of a painting exhibition.
Exhibition dates: July 1 - 30.
Saturday Opening Reception: Saturday, July 1, 4 – 6 pm