Jeanne Andersen & Barbara McLaughlin present
MULTIPLE ORIGINALS 2009
the leading printmakers of Sourthern California
57 UNDERGROUND GALLERY
May 8 through June 27, 2009
Receptions: May 9 & June 13
6:00 to 9:00 PM
A unique and refreshing printmaker exhibition opened at the Gallery 57 Underground, of the Pomona Art Colony, Saturday, May 9 and it continues through June 13. Fourteen artists, master printmakers, are exhibiting different methods to produce original prints, traditional and innovatively contemporary methods. The challenge of making prints is exposed before us as we are privileged to examine the plates from which the prints are pulled whether they be etchings, woodcuts, collagraphs, linotype, or lithography prints.
The artists deal with subjects that arouse fear in us and that which is dear to us. Thomas Stubbs wrestles with the concept of evolution in his own developed media of a Xerox transfer onto a copper plate to be developed into translucent oil paintings. Patrick Merrill mourns the reality that man can now annihilate himself as egotistic, foolish man plays with nuclear power. Merrill refers us to the Four Riders of the Apocalypse, four woodcuts done in the large format of 60" by 36" and with prints and plates hung on the wall. Julita Jones confronts the reality of man destroying earth, habitats and species in her etchings printed over silkscreen. Margot Seeholzer reveals the treacherous take over by the Third Reich in her etchings.
On the other hand, midst our self destruction, artists create fantasy and entertainment to relieve and feed the soul. Rick MacGregor presents his own medeival fanciful tales and characters in his hand colored etchings. Joyce Presseau takes us on historical but amusing journeys of daring women in the 1800's through Africa, Tibet and Australia. She portrayed their stories in woodcuts done in scrolls six feet long. Jeanne Andersen recalls her years in Africa with her African Women Series, a touching portrayal of the beauty and inner strength of the African woman done in etchings, collagraphs, and photo lithos.
There are forty nine prints with their unique plates in this show, a feast for all printmakers. Do join us at the Gallery 57 Underground, 300 Thomas Street, in the Pomona Art Colony. We are open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 12:00 to 4:00 P.M. Art walks are on the Second Saturdays and Last Saturdays, 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Call us at 909-397-0218.