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Fresh Impressions
October 5-27, 2012

Images from "Fresh Impressions "
Press from "Fresh Impressions "

The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is hosting Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop, from September 7-November 25th this fall.  Projects Gallery is joining with The Print Center, Taller Puertorriqueño and other art groups to extend the impact of Full Spectrum by providing related programming outside the PMA.  In this particular case, Projects Gallery will partner with the Brandywine Workshop to present Fresh Impressions, which will draw attention to the breadth and depth of printmaking talent and innovative, new approaches. The combined efforts of local institutions and artists will demonstrate the prominence of Philadelphia in the global field of printmaking.

Today’s technologies and mixed media approaches challenge age-old forms of printmaking, creating new genres and new forms.  It is a goal of Fresh Impressions to help introduce young artists or those new to the area with a sincere interest in printmaking or print media as a creative process.

Guest jurors Raphael Damast, Exhibitions Director, Taller Puertorriqueño; Rick De Coyte, co-founder, Silicon Gallery; Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints, Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Elizabeth F. Spungen, Executive Director, The Print Center reviewed some 350 works from around the world.  They selected 31 artists and more than 40 works that encompass a wide range of styles and media.  From traditional woodcuts to computer-generated prints, prints on fabric, etchings into glass, book making and the utilization of new QR media, these varied and talent artists explore a media that is as fresh as it is ancient.

Selected artists include:  Audrey Anastasi, Marc Blumthal, Jean Burdick, Victoria Burge, Caitlin Cass, Nick Cassway, Tiberiu Chelcea, Kip Deeds, Kay Healy, Virginia Holmes, Marcus Howell, Pernot Hudson, June Julian, NFN Kalyan, Joanna Kidd, Louise Kohrman, Katie Murken, Matt Neff, Alexis Nutini, José A. Ortiz Pagán, Serena Perrone, Johnny Plastini, Thomas Pontone, Jenny Robinson, Jason Scuilla, Sarah Smelser, Shirley Steele, Hester Stinnett, Lenore Thomas, Eli VandenBerg, Manuel Vermeire.