Noticing how individual works play off each other can give a new slant to looking at an exhibition, allowing you to think like a curator. Contemporary Printmaking at Manifest Gallery offers such a rewarding opportunity.
The gallery’s call for submissions brought in nearly 400 works by 160 artists for this juried show. Curator Jason Franz made the final cut to 22 works by 13 artists from seven states and the United Kingdom. The multitude of means for printmaking allow for effects not possible from any other discipline. Manifest’s stated aim with this show is “to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of such processes.” Traditional methods are being explored and sometimes pushed to new limits, with a deceptive air of ease. These are not easy processes. Skill in execution can make them look so.
Contemporary Printmaking is on view through Jan. 9 at Manifest Gallery. Get gallery details and find nearby bars and restaurants here.