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(LOS ANGELES) The University of Judaism is pleased to exhibit “Ink and Idea: Group Show of Leading Artists of the Print,” marking the first collaborative exhibit between the Los Angeles Printmaking Societyand the Fine Arts Council of the UJ. Though named the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, the group is proud of its national and international membership. Selections for this show feature artists from the East Coast, Midwest, western United States, and California. The public is invited to the opening and to meet the artists on Sunday, August 27th from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Platt and Borstein Galleries in the University of Judaism.
“Ink and Idea” features the artist as commentator on issues, public and private. Printmaking has long fulfilled this role, exemplified by Goya’s anti-war etchings and the way Daumier ridiculed the courts in his lithographs. Beyond the persuasive impact of printmaking, there is the exploration of the processes or the many methods combined with new imaging possibilities of 21st century media.
Artists who once specialized in the use of relief blocks, intaglio plates or lithography stones, now combine them in new ways or make use of digital image processing. Many of the artist-members of the Los Angeles Printmakers Society in this show combine a variety processes in a single composition in their production of multiple fine art prints. Roxanne Sexauer combines wood engraving and silk screen in “The Pallid Seas of Gahnia Aspera;” Nancy Jo Haselbacher combines digital print with monotype in “There Is No Turning Back;” and John Greco’s “Nymph” is a composite of three processes: photogravure, drypoint, and chine colle`.
The UJ is located at 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air in the Sepulveda Pass, just east of the Mulholland Drive exit of the 405 Freeway. Platt and Borstein Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10am to 7pm. For more information, call (310) 440-1201 or the UJ, log onto www.ajula.edu .
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This show includes Anthony Lasorko from New Mexico, Thomas Nawrocki from Columbia, Missouri, Yuji Hiratsuka from Corvallis Oregon, Natalie Moroz from Waxham, North Carolina, and Vol Akula from Cambridge, Massachusetts, alongside Zolita Sverdlove from South Pasadena, Mariko I Shii from Mission Viejo, Belle Osipow from Burbank, and Masha Schweitzer from Los Angeles.