ingrained: five printmakers January 2013

The Kennebec Valley Art Association is pleased to announce first exhibition of 2013 at the Harlow Gallery. On view January 18 to February 9, 2013, ingrained presents the work of five Maine printmakers: Martha Briana of Northport, Anthony Kulik of Belfast, Donna Parkinson of Freeport, Willy Reddick of Belfast and Sarah Vosmus of Bowdoinham.

Meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, January 18 from 5-8 pm.

Pervaded by the powerful presence of the Maine forest, the Harlow Gallery’s ingrained brings together five printmakers working in uniquely different styles and processes. Whether physically carving into the grain for a woodcut or collecting samples and sketches, the artists are working in connection to the woods. The prints exhibited speak to the breadth, methods and personalities of individual artists working in the printmaking medium, ranging from traditional to experimental. This exhibit goes from intricate and detailed to the boldly abstracted patterns and colors; to intimate wall-hung works to space commanding ceiling hung works and three-dimensional constructions. The Harlow is excited to bring together these artists in a compelling and vibrant exhibit of contemporary printmakers in the still months of winter, connecting viewers to what it means to be “ingrained”.

Sarah Vosmus

Sarah Vosmus resides in Bowdoinham. Her printed collages and three-dimensional constructions explore the boundaries between interior and exterior, order and confusion. The bold tangled patterns are adaptable, fluid and familiar. Repetition of a fixed matrix and adaptation allows this body of work to originate entirely from a single drawing. Sarah is a member of Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner.

Willy Reddick - Kitchen at the Camp

Willy Reddick of Belfast has been working professionally as a painter and white-line woodblock printmaker for over 25 years. She is well known for her meditative images of sleeping dogs and cats on busy, vibrant patterns and regularly exhibits in galleries and museums around New England. Her work is also in the collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum as well as in countless private collections. In addition to producing woodcuts, she designs and manufactures her own line of Willy Wires jewelry, is a freelance designer, handpainting prototypes for the toy industry and is a founding partner of Åarhus Gallery in Belfast.

Exhalation by Donna Parkinson

Donna Parkinson of Freeport creates monotypes through an intuitive response to the natural world, often integrating the use of plant material and actively searching color interaction to find what may wild and hidden in the process of printmaking. Donna is a member of Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner.

One for the Crow by AC Kulik

Anthony Kulik of Belfast creates wood engravings. The prints are compact arrangements of a multitude of finely carved lines.

Martha Briana - Arrangement in G clef

Martha Briana of Northport uses a reduction woodcut method to make limited edition prints.