'Painterly Prints' to showcase student monotypes at Oswego State Downtown

SUNY Oswego’s art department will raise the curtain on an exhibition titled “Painterly Prints” on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Oswego State Downtown.

Sarah Theobald works on a monotype printA free opening reception for 17 students in faculty member Mary Pierce’s “Introduction to Printmaking” class will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery and store, corner of West Bridge and First streets. The exhibition will run through Nov. 30.

Each student in the class will exhibit one monotype, or monoprint, a unique form of printmaking where the artist works directly on a flat plate that runs through a printing press to make a single edition.

“This is a contrast to other forms of printmaking in which editions of multiple prints from the same plate are possible,” said Pierce, an instructor at SUNY Oswego for five years. “The title ‘Painterly Prints’ refers to the method of preparing the plate, which is very direct and similar to painting.”

Oswego State Downtown, a branch of the College Store, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone is 315-216-4985.

For more information about this and other SUNY Oswego art exhibitions, visit www.oswego.edu/arts or contact Tyler Art Gallery, 315-312-2112.

PHOTO CAPTION: Paint to print—SUNY Oswego art student Sarah Theobald works on a monotype in preparation for a student exhibition titled “Painterly Prints” from Oct. 26 to Nov. 30 at Oswego State Downtown highlighting the work of instructor Mary Pierce’s “Introduction to Printmaking” class. Monotype creation involves a painting-like process of working directly on a printing plate.

(Posted: Oct 14, 2013)

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