13FOREST Gallery is pleased to present Etched & Carved, an exhibition of four printmakers, in conjunction with the Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial.
Featuring Peter Cangialosi, Andrew Stearns, Julia Talcott and Mary Teichman
The process of printmaking as we know it today grew out of the fifth-century Chinese practice of carving an image into a block of wood and stamping the design onto fabric. This technique, called woodblock printing, became a popular form of image-making throughout the world. Woodblock printing is still practiced by contemporary artists, but the field of printmaking has greatly expanded to encompass such diverse processes as etching stone or metal, silk-screening, lithography and collage.
Etched & Carved introduces four new artists to 13FOREST Gallery, all printmakers who demonstrate the wide variety of visual styles that can be achieved with printmaking. This exhibition is timed to coincide with the Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial, opening nearby at The Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Arts and Design in Cambridge on Saturday, January 27. The Boston Printmakers is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence and innovation in the field of printmaking, as well as encouraging public understanding and support for this unique art form. From the fine shading and delicate lines created by etching, to the bold, graphic shapes created through woodblock printing, Etched & Carved celebrates the process and aesthetic of printed art.
ETCHED & CARVED, January 20 – March 9, 2018. On view at 13FOREST Gallery, located at 167A Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474.