Moody Gallery presents "Flatbed Press: A Selection of Prints" opening reception
Moody Gallery hosts the exhibition "Flatbed Press: A Selection of Prints," showcasing masterworks created at Flatbed Press in Austin by contemporary international artists. All the works are multiple originals- etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, monotypes, and photogravures created in Flatbed studios in the thriving arts district of East Austin, near the University of Texas. Gallery artists include Terry Allen, Luis Jiménez, Mary McCleary, Melissa Miller, Andrea Rosenberg, Randy Twaddle, and Liz Ward.
Working with Master Printer Katherine Brimberry and her assistant printers, each artist created a matrix of copper, stone, wood, or Plexiglas, from which the small editions of multiple originals were impressed onto 100 percent rag paper. There are no "reproductions" created at Flatbed. The prints vary in style, technique, subject, and size, but are all the unique creations of the artists by their own hands. Some of the techniques derive from the 17th century, and some involve the latest digital resources. The artist's experience in the shop is often an experimental blend of old and new printmaking processes. Each project is artist-driven; the shop's motto is- "What would happen if . . .?"
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 12.