Circling the Square Fine Art Press presents new works by Jane Page-Conway, Judith DeMilo Brown, and Lisa F. Wheeler, who are the press's three 2015 J. W. Robinson Trust Fellowship recipients. These three Maine artists have unique styles that combine to make a bold, diverse exhibit. Part of this year long press membership award includes an opening reception and artists’ talk on Sunday, April 17 from 4 to 6 pm at the Circling the Square Gallery, 275 Water St., Gardiner, Maine.
Jane Page-Conway, a photographer and beginning printmaker from Bowdoinham, ME, will present prints using a photo-emulsion technique. Photo emulsion is film which reacts to light. The light "toughens" up parts of the film to be kept solid for printing. This technique combines photography and traditional printmaking in a unique way.
Judith DeMilo Brown, a fiber artist from Belgrade, ME, will show multi-dimensional eco-prints and rust prints on fabric. Eco-printing is a green printing technique that allows the natural colors of leaves and blossoms to print on paper or fabric. Rust printing is also a green technique that creates distinct rust prints of metal objects on fabric.
Lisa F. Wheeler, from Waterville, ME, has created bold, colorful monotypes using relief printing. Improvisation, gesture, and chance are all characteristics of this printing process, and evident in her works on paper.
Circling the Square Fine Art Press is an open access press where artists work independently, according to their own time schedule and inclination. It’s a place to share ideas, techniques, information, and collaborate with other printmakers. Parts of a Whole runs from April 1-30, 2016. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, by appointment or by chance.
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