"THE CONTEMPORARY PRINT"Juried by John Hitchcock OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 7:00PM - 10:00PM ON VIEW: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY JANUARY 15 – FEBRUARY 15, 2022 BIG MEDIUM 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101 Austin, TX 78702 Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 12 - 6 PM - By Appointment Only - To allow for social distancing, appointments will be scheduled every 30 minutes, with a maximum of 10 guests at a time. Scroll down to schedule an appointment with at least 24 hours advance notice. - Masks are required at all times -. Reserve your spot HERE. (512) 939-6665 / email@example.com
Carlos Barberena, "Undocumented" 2020, Linocut on Shopping Bag, 24" x 18"
The Contemporary Print is PrintAustin’s annual juried exhibition and features an independent survey of the traditions and innovations of contemporary printmaking. We are thrilled to partner with Big Medium for this year’s exhibition, as well as welcome selections by our juror, John Hitchcock, Professor and Associate Dean of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Works in The Contemporary Print demonstrate the dynamic and fluid nature of printmaking happening today, offering distinct styles and techniques that give way for diverse narratives. While some artists find inspiration in their experiences of identity, immigration, and the human condition, others focus on a technical dialogue, drawing from their individual practice in other mediums as it translates into the printmaking language. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique, including lithography, relief, intaglio, silkscreen, and monotype. ARTISTS Richard Ricky Armendariz, Carlos Barberena, Michael Barnes, Mary Becker, Stephanie Berrie, Matthew Bindert, Sarah Bogdal, Raj Bunnag, Kyle Chaput, Jennifer Clarke, Briar Craig, Andrew DeCaen, John Dobbie, Sarah Drummond, Stefanie Dykes, Juana Estrada Hernandez, Craig Fisher, J. Leigh Garcia, Keith Garubba, Bob Goldstein, Jon Greene, Jayne Reid Jackson, Wesley Kramer, Lauren Kussro, Sophia Larsen, Andrew Lawson, Jun Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Benjamin Moreau, Steven Munoz, Edie Overturf, Tatiana Potts, Catherine Prose, Lars Roeder, Debrah Santini, Chadwick Tolley, Lisa Turner, Terry Vatrt, Brandon Williams.
About the Juror John Hitchcock (he/him,/his) — Hitchcock is a Professor and Associate Dean of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he has taught printmaking for twenty years. Hitchcock uses the print medium with its long history of commenting on social and political issues to explore his relationships to community, land, and culture. Hitchcock’s artwork consists of abstract representations, mythological hybrid creatures, and military weaponry. His artworks are based on his childhood memories and stories of growing up in Oklahoma. Many of the images are interpretations of stories told by his Kiowa/Comanche grandparents and abstract representations influenced by beadwork, land, and culture. Hitchcock has made prints with MATRIX Press, Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio at Plains Art Museum, and this summer with Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.
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