This show is the culmination of our winter residency program exploring the wide variety of printmaking techniques including reduction, collagraph, and monotype. Pulling inspirations from the beautifully unique manhole covers in cities such as Tokyo and New York as well as creators like Bay area artist Bryan Nash Gill, we focused our final pieces on the patterns and shapes found in some commonly recurring materials– wood and steel. From the earliest Japanese woodblock prints to the letterpress machines that introduced mass printing, wood and steel have always played a central role in printmaking.
Per usual, Access Gallery is taking this idea in a different direction. Our steel comes from everyday objects that we have found in our immediate surroundings. Our wood comes from the allies and scrap piles in our neighborhood. Let’s take what is common and see it through a new lens.
This residency was led by longtime teaching artists and Access Gallery friend, Javier Flores, Curt Bean, Doug Foulke and Rebecca Petty. On view February 16 through March 23, 2018.