Advancing Tradition: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press,opening November 13, 2012 at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University, explores this interplay between tradition and innovation in printmaking. The exhibition will be on view through December 16, 2012.
The exhibition focuses on three key aspects of this dynamic, contemporary process: The uniqueness and diversity of printmaking, the combination of new technologies with traditional equipment and processes, and the crucial role of collaboration between artists and master printers. The artists featured are nationally and internationally renowned and include: Sterling Allen, Terry Allen, Keith Carter, Kelly Fearing, Melissa Miller, Lamar Peterson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Julie Speed. All work in Advancing Tradition was created in the studios of Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas. Founded in 1989, this publishing workshop is modeled on such noble predecessors as Crown Point Press in San Francisco, and Universal Limited Art Editions in West Islip, New York.