The Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial


The North American Print Biennial will be held August 26-Sept 29, at the Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College, with a formal reception on September 8 from 2-5 PM, with Curator Shelley Langdale in attendance. In a veritable explosion of strong and evocative prints, this newest edition of the North American Print Biennial measures the climate of artists' concerns - and the temperature is heating up. Organized by The Boston Printmakers, an international printmaking organization based in Boston, this exhibition is one of the most noted major print reviews held in America, and includes U.S., Canadian, and Cuban artists. The Boston Printmakers invited respected curator Shelley Langdale to select the works. Langdale is the recently appointed Curator and Head of the Department of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery, and formerly Associate Curator of Prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Langdale reviewed 1700 prints and organized the exhibition of 105 artists. Langdale characterizes the works as having "an increased focus on divisive social, political, and cultural issues-racism, immigration, climate change, and sexism-heightened by escalated tensions in the current political climate...It is heartening to see, as represented here, a growing diversity of cultural references, ethnicity and gender represented in contemporary work that is more reflective of the U.S. population." Printmakers continue to play a vital role as voices of cultural change, following in a long history of dissemination of information and ideas through printed forms. Public reception and events: Sunday, September 8, 2019 Juror's Talk: 1pm Reception: 2 - 5pm Additional Events: Monday, September 9, 1pm, Curatorial Insights Curator Shelley Langdale discusses prints in the gallery Saturday, September 21, 1pm, Looking at Prints Gallery talk with Deborah Cornell, professor, Boston University. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 11am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12 - 5pm. Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art. Artists / Speakers: Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro, Art Werger, Marc Cote, Justyne Fischer, James Boychuk-Hunter, J.L. Abraham, Keegan Adams, David Avery, Linda Behar, Jen Beirola, Annie Bissett, Mary Sherwood Brock, Nancy Davison, Reinaldo Gil, Evan Lindquist, Michael Menchaca, Paul DeRuvo. URLs: Website: Facebook:


Mon August 26, 2019 12:00 pm To Sun - September 29, 2019
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