Thursday, November 01, 2007

ink spot

The Ink Shop is holding what looks to be a promising show: Selections From The Experimental Printmaking Institute, Lafayette College. It opens tomorrow, with a reception from 5 to 8 in the evening. Institute Director Curlee Raven Holton will be giving a "Talk Print" lecture on November 29.

Ithaca definitely needs all the exposure it can get to artists of wider prominence and import, so good for the Shop, getting the likes of Grace Hartigan and Sam Gilliam. Seeing Gilliam prints will be especially interesting after seeing the abstract painter-sculptor's retrospective at the Corcoran in D.C. a couple of years back (before the time of this blog). I found that show to be somewhat hit or miss, but with some fine work, much of it in a more straightforwardly Ab-Ex-like manner than his signature draped cloth hangings (those I found mostly uninteresting, particularly the larger ones).

Anyway, do check out the show. I'll have more to say about it.

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