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“Pressing the Limits” in the Gallery

“…a complex and experimental process evolves—a way to meditate on the very nature of seeing and consciousness.”

Pressing the Limits is heavy going, but the exhibit ends in a lighter spirit, in the outer gallery space.”

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Pressing the Limits
March 5 – April 5, 2009

Main Gallery
“Pressing the Limits” refers to the presses artists employ to print original graphic works such as woodcut, etching lithograph, collograph, and monotype. For this exhibition “Pressing” has a double meaning alluding as well to the artists’ technical experimentation.

Combining other graphic processes such as photography, digital imaging, solar-plate etching, encaustic, and photogravure- “Pressing the Limits” pushes beyond traditional print processes, and illuminates new methods.

Organized by Hand Graphics studio of Santa Fe, “Pressing the Limits” first exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas, NV and features the cutting edge work of four long-experienced and widely-recognized New Mexico printmakers: Michael Costello, Jennifer Lynch, Willis F. Lee, and Mitchell S. Marti.

Opening Reception, March 6, 2009 6-9 p.m. (free)

Artist Talk, March 9, 2009, 10 a.m.