In celebration of the Print Club of Rochester's 85th Exhibition Year, members were asked to respond to a print in the Print Club of Rochester’s significant archive with an image of their own. The juried exhibition includes the artist’s interpretation, the archived print and an artist statement.
The Print Club of Rochester is an organization devoted to the promotion of fine art printmaking. Founded in 1930, and one of the longest continually running print clubs in the United States, it is committed to the encouragement of traditional and contemporary methods of printmaking.
The exhibition is juried by printmaker, Ellen Heck. Working in her North Carolina studio, Heck uses multiple processes in her print-based projects which often focus on themes of identity. She has degrees in printmaking and painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in philosophy from Brown University. A recipient of the 2014 Victoria & Albert Prize at the International Print Biennale, Heck is represented by Wally Workman Gallery (Austin), Groveland Gallery (Minneapolis), Davidson Galleries (Seattle), and Kala Art Institute (Berkeley).
Juror Ellen Heck noted, “The quality and diversity of printmaking techniques presented by this group of artists honors the past through both allusion and innovation. Using archival material as a springboard, members of the print club are able to refocus content, renew motifs, and expand processes in their own work. It's a stimulating project with collaboration taking place at all stages from conception to installation. I look forward to experiencing the synergy of contemporary artists and their historical inspirations in the new prints created for this unique, process-based exhibition.”
15 participating artists have chosen an artist’s print from the Print Club of Rochester archive as inspiration. The artists’ name marked with an asterick* have an RIT affiliation.
- Linda Condon - Joseph Scheer
- Alan Singer* - Rockwell Kent
- Barb McPhail - Karen Kunc
- Dale Klein - Paul Resika
- Eileen Bushnell* - John Menihan
- Elizabeth Andrews - Dorothy Lathrop
- Elizabeth King Durand* - Allen Lewis
- Heather Swenson - Charles Hewitt*
- Adam Werth* - Thomas Bewick
- Kristine Bouyoucos - David Row
- Larry Rodriguez Trippi* - Dan Welden
- Marchelo Vera* - Chunwoo Nam
- Maria Victoria Savka* - J. J. Lankes
- Rebecca Lomuto - Robert Marx
- Sidonie Merkel Roepke* – Thomas Nason
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