Contemporary Women Printmakers
Date: August 22, 2017 - November 17, 2017
Event Description Contemporary Women Printmakers celebrates six internationally recognized women artists invested in the printmaking process. Traditionally considered a man’s field, printmaking requires technical mastery, physical strength, and stamina—characteristics all six of these women embrace with thought-provoking imagery to cast off the male domain. Featured artists include Hung Liu, Wangechi Mutu, Deborah Oropallo, Wendy Red Star, Alison Saar and Lorna Simpson. Hailing from many places around the world—Africa, Asia, and North America—these artists offer a diverse set of perspectives on a wide-range of themes pertaining to global culture. Each is critically engaged with content surrounding issues of identity—be it gender, sexuality, culture, race, or economic class. Drawn from the vast collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the featured works demonstrate a broad variety of traditional as well as contemporary printmaking techniques, from woodcut to etching to offset lithography and digital prints.