SELECTED BY MIGUEL A. ARAGÓN, NATASHA BECKER, PEPE CORONADO, BERNARD LUMPKIN, JENNIFER MELBY, AND MARK WASKOW
January 11 – March 28, 2017
Opening reception and artist talks: Thursday, January 11, from 6–8PM
Additional Artist Talks: Thursday, March 1, from 6-8PM
Edging Forward was selected from a record 1,313 applicants, who submitted work from all 50 states as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.
The exhibition reflects the highly experimental nature of contemporary printmaking, which is wide-ranging in both its content and techniques. Masterful lithographs, etchings, and relief prints are deployed in deeply felt personal narratives, but above all, the artists on view in Edging Forward are tenacious explorers, testing the limits of their field one work at a time. Among the most imaginative formats on view are Eszter Sziksz’s three-dimensional print on ice, which will melt during the opening reception and be shown as a video for the remainder of the exhibition, and Kristina Davis’s stenciled lotion print, in which the viscous material complements her chosen subject, an uncomfortable quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s 1973 novel Breakfast of Champions.
My participation in this exhibition is supported by the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.