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Art Served on Plates — Intaglio Photogravure Print Exhibition
April 4 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 6:00 pmFree
The Image Flow, 328 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA
April 3 – May 19, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, 5:30–7:30PM
The Image Flow is proud to announce their invitational exhibition Art Served on Plates: Intaglio Prints by Bay Area Fine Art Photographers & Artists.
This exhibition showcases a diverse group of talented artists who specialize in photogravure prints, a unique copperplate technique which combines photography and printmaking. Through this exhibition, you’ll have a chance to appreciate the luminous, velvety, and texture-rich imagery that can be produced with photogravure. The show features eight exceptional contemporary photogravure artists who work with this rigorous process, demonstrating the ample scope of this fascinating historic practice.
Intaglio is not the name of a pasta dish. It’s a 15th century fine art printing process. Today’s master printmakers use plates made of copper or aluminum alloy. One side of the plate is plain and boring. But if you hold the etched side up to the light, you’ll see a faint image. The artist etched or scribed that image into the surface.
Then it gets messy. The etched surface is frosted with thick ink. Most of that ink is wiped away. Now what? Set the plate face-up on the printmaking press along with a single damp sheet of paper. Thousands of pounds of pressure transfer the ink from the plate to the sheet. And with that, the Intaglio print is ready to dry.
Featuring: Ed Carey, Rory Earnshaw, Doug Gilmour, Barbara Hazen, Christy McDonald, Meredith Moles, Mark I. Nelson, & Unai San Martin.