Rosette II, 2008, etching with sugarlift and transfer on BFK Rives paper, 17 x 15 inches. Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York.
Gwenn Thomas: Recent Prints
October 28 - November 21
Art Projects International is pleased to announce Gwenn Thomas: Recent Prints from October 28 to November 21, 2008. Gwenn Thomas's recent prints of her Rosette, Song and Echoes series are shown together for the first time. Thomas is well known for her attention to detail, texture and surface quality in her digitally generated canvas work; she has for the last five years been bringing this same keen sensibility to the practice of printmaking. Her most recent series Rosette is a balancing act of the delicate and rough hewn and the precisely patterned and organically derived. Marks which remind of cuts in a stela form a rough circle including, at once, patternings of uneven concentric circles and askew crosses. In the Song series the prints display an arrangement of vertically oriented, variously colored, and isolated brushstroke like forms. The Song II series has similar vertical strokes but here in place of color the printed brushy marks seem, somehow, made of newsprint straight from the daily paper. The Echoes series contains the idea of text, but not text itself. Here, through hands-on manipulation of printing plates, Thomas offers beautifully complicated and textured line work structured, perhaps, after a book page or skeletal architectures.
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