In Unison: 20 Washington, DC Artists, featured at the Kreeger Museum, is an exhibition including one of my works, that is derived from a monoprint project as initiated by artist Sam Gilliam. Gilliam invited 19 artists, established and respected painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital media and installation artists working in different styles, to join him in creating several print portfolios. Each made a set of five monoprints, one of which would be chosen for the show by Sam Gilliam, Judy A. Greenberg, Director of The Kreeger Museum, Marsha Mateyka of the Marsha Mateyka Gallery, and Claudia Rousseau, art critic and art historian. The site of the project was the new print studio at the George Mason University School of Art. Working in the same studio provided opportunities for interaction among the DC artists and promoted a true sense of collaboration – which has long been a part of the printmaking tradition. As stated by Claudia Rousseau, “Creating a group portfolio and exhibiting together express the ideas of unity and identity that are underlying motives of the project, and which are vital to sustaining a thriving artistic community.”
The exhibition will be on view at The Kreeger Museum January 15-February 26, 2011.