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Contact: Gillian Ross
IMPRESSIONS :: a printmaking show, April 21 - May 7, 2017
Gallery Blink presents its Annual Printmaking Show.
Lexington, Mass. – Building on a very successful printmaking show last year, gallery blink is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition “Impressions”. The show makes the most of New England’s rich heritage of printmaking, home to the Boston Printmakers and Monotype Guild of New England. “Impressions” features over 200 works of art from more than 30 emerging and established artists, based in the region. Visitors will enjoy a diverse range of work highlighting traditional as well as new techniques and innovative processes used by printmakers. People new to printmaking will also have a chance to learn more about the process.
The exhibition, housed in a 150-year-old home near the Battle Green in Lexington, Mass. provides a perfect backdrop in which to experience art and imagine pieces in one’s own home. This pop-up show will run from April 21 – May 7. All are welcome to an opening celebration on Friday, April 21 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
“The rich talent of printmakers in New England, my own active interest in printmaking and the popularity of last year’s show, convinced us to make this an annual event at the gallery,” remarked Gillian Ross, curator and co-owner of gallery blink. “Our goal is to make the show one of the premier events for printmakers and patrons in New England. With such an eclectic mix of fabulous works from so many emerging and established artists, we think visitors will be really ‘impressed’ with the show.”
As with every show at gallery blink, the presentation of the work encourages visitors to experience art in new ways. “We’ve become quite well-known for the way we hang and stage art,” explained John Ross, co-owner of the gallery. “We often talk about how each work ‘speaks’ to its neighbor as a way of drawing in the viewer. But the staging also helps in this regard. We place artifacts strategically near a piece so they draw attention to an aspect of the work perhaps not immediately obvious. One of our patrons put it like this: “Seeing the artwork hung in context makes the viewing experience so much more meaningful. The work is technically great, but the focus here is so much more on the heart and soul of what the art is about’.”
As well as individual visitors, gallery blink is pleased to welcome groups for exclusive tours of the gallery and art. Its website gives a glimpse of participating artists, and what to expect at the show. More information on opening hours can be found at www.galleryblink.com.
About Gallery Blink
A cross between an art gallery and a popup show, each year gallery blink hosts four to five themed shows that typically hang for three to four weeks. Set in a Victorian residential home in the historical district in Lexington, Mass. the gallery provides visitors with a perfect setting to imagine art in their own home or workspace. Artwork is displayed on two floors of the home including the large foyer, living room, library, dining room, a double bridal staircase and upstairs hall. Art is offered at a variety of price points. The gallery’s website also offers a means of viewing and purchasing art.
Gillian Ross is the creative force behind gallery link. She has extensive experience curating art exhibitions. or the past seven years, she has been Gallery Director of Grace Chapel’s Art Gallery in Lexington, a role in which she continues to serve. A printmaker and painter, Ross was also an artist member of Depot Square Gallery, which operated in Lexington Center for 28 years.
Further details of the show and its opening hours can be found at www.galleryblink.com. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!