“BENEATH THE SURFACE” is an exhibition curated by Stephen McKenzie showcasing the intaglio print. Intaglio (/ɪnˈtæli.oʊ/ in-TAL-ee-oh) meaning “to engrave” or “cut into” is the family of printing in which the image is incised into the surface, and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink. When the time comes for an impression to be taken the plate is inked, the plate surface wiped clean, and only the ink left within the incised or etched lines “beneath the surface” is printed using a press. The intaglio print has no formal inventor. The artists of the early years were anonymous and often trained as gold- and silversmiths. They are credited only as Masters for the work they created. Durer is one of the first artists to receive recognition for his creative efforts in the medium. He is then followed by such artists as Callot, Rembrandt, Canale, Piranesi, Cassatt, Degas, Goya and Whistler. Each advanced the overall process and contributed to the further development of the medium.
This exhibition is on view from Saturday January 23rd through March 11th
Please join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, January 30th from 6-10pm
KEVIN DURKIN, RACHEL HEBERLING, YVETTE LUCAS, KATHERINE ROGERS, ONNIE STROTHERS, EVAN SUMMER, CAROL WAX
Curated by Stephen McKenzie