Philagrafika: 10 Years of Innovative Printmaking
September 25, 2014 - November 1, 2014
This exhibition showcases work by contemporary artists Alice Oh, Virgil Marti, Dennis Lo, and Candy DePew, among others. The Philagrafika Invitational Portfolio Project invites local artists each year to work with master printmakers and Philadelphia print shops to create original limited edition prints. The project encourages artists from a wide range of disciplines—many of whom get their first exposure to printmaking through the program—to experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques including silkscreen, etching, digital prints, and lithography. The resulting portfolio of prints is a richly decorative display of images ranging from the figurative to the abstract, from the narrative to the fantastic. It provides a record of Philadelphia’s rich and innovative art scene, and brings significant exposure to the artists who have participated. The prints are in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and numerous private collections.
"Philagrafika: 10 Years of Innovative Printmaking"
Talk by Rick De Coyte
4-5 p.m., Thursday, September 25
Neff Lecture Hall
von Liebig Center for Science