Discover the future of printmaking in Arlington

June 29, 2012 by  

The Arlington Arts Center is currently presenting the exhibit “CTRL +P: New Directions in Printmaking.” The exhibit will run until September 16. This is a joint exhibit from the Arlington Arts Center and The Studio Visit.

The goal of the exhibit is to explore the tradition of printmaking and illustrate how it has moved beyond the boundaries of the paper form. Several of the artists showcased have gone past what is thought of as printmaking to incorporate elements such as film, digital content and art installations.

The exhibit is curated by Kristina Bilonick and Julie Chae. The work of 18 artists is featured in the exhibit including that of Anthony Dihle, Gary Kachadourian, Kelly Sherman, Anne Albagli, Chris Chatterston and Jordan Bernier.

Those who live in Arlington and work for either printing companies or graphic design companies might be interested in this exhibit. It can show them all the possibilities of printmaking and will not doubt give them ideal on how to incorporate some of these ideas into their own work.

As this exhibit shows, printmaking is not a static art form. It is something that is constantly changing and evolving. While the idea of a paperless society is nowhere near to becoming a reality, artists are exploring all of the possibilities and in the process showing us all that printmaking really has no set boundaries.

Two writers have been assigned to work with the curators and a catalog of the exhibit will eventually be published.