The Center for Contemporary Printmaking has announced its international traveling show, HORIZONS, that will premiere with the Cork Printmakers at the Quay Gallery in Cork, Ireland, during February 2016. The exhibition will then travel to Fyns Grafiske Vaerksted, in Odense, Denmark, in May. The exhibition is comprised of 35 works by 16 artist members of the center and explores representations of horizons both physical and perceptual. HORIZONS was developed as an opportunity for the Center’s member artists to showcase their work internationally at world-renowned printmaking facilities.
Center executive director Laura G. Einstein said, “This exhibition provides an ideal opportunity for our member artists to exhibit their works in two extraordinary printmaking venues overseas. It is gratifying to see that the Center for Contemporary Printmaking has a growing international presence and our members have another chance to have their work shown around the globe. In 2014, works by the center’s artist members were displayed as part of the Pendle International Print Festival in conjunction with the Heritage Centre Gallery in Pendle, England.”
HORIZONS was juried by Faye Hirsch, a writer, editor and teacher who has published widely on contemporary art, including more than 100 articles and reviews in Art in America where she was a senior editor. Hirsch received her Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University in 1987. About the works she selected, Hirsch wrote, “The works in this exhibition cover a wide range of influences and habits… These sixteen artists look beyond the colony — beyond the niceties of craft and the border-hemmed province of printmaking — as they balance between the seductions of their medium and a larger practice that offers authentic expression its full outlet.”
Selected artist Christine Aaron said, “I am honored to have my work chosen by this juror and am particularly excited to be part of this international traveling exhibition.” In addition to Aaron, selected artists include Linda Adato, Frances Ashforth, Betty Ball, Shirley Bernstein, Jane Cooper, Claudia Cron, William Evertson, Deborah Freedman, Joan Lane, Nancy McTague-Stock, Joan Potkay, Tim Ross, Alan Singer, Karen Vogel, and Deborah Weiss. An online gallery of the works traveling as part of HORIZONS can be found at www.contemprints.org.
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the art of the print: intaglio, lithography, monotype, silkscreen, woodblock printing, paperworks, book arts, and digital arts. Housed in a 19th-Century stone carriage house, this 5,000-square-foot historical landmark is located at 299 West Avenue in Mathews Park, in Norwalk. The CCP gallery and offices are open Tuesday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Grace Ross Shanley Gallery features acclaimed juried exhibitions throughout the year, and is handicapped accessible.
The CCP curriculum includes more than 75 printmaking workshops per year. Artists who participate in the Artist-in-Residence Program have the opportunity to live and work in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, adjacent to the main building. Edition printing is offered by the CCP master printer and an associate printer on staff.
For more information, please call 203-899- 7999 or visit www.contemprints.org. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is a member of the statewide Connecticut Art Trail, a partnership of 18 world-class museums and historic sites, www.arttrail.org and is also a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, www.fcbuzz.org. and the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.