The exhibit was put together by the College Women’s Association of Japan, and this is the 60th annual printmaking show they’ve assembled. (You can read more about the history and purpose of the organization and the show on the exhibit web page.) The show includes a wide variety of printmaking techniques, and a wide variety of images. I’ve picked out a handful of those that
At any rate, it’s always nice to see such a vibrant collection of contemporary printmaking. At most of the shows I do I seem to be pretty much the only printmaker. At Mother Brook Arts & Community Center last weekend there were actually three of us: an etcher, a silkscreener, and myself. I’m still the only one doing relief block prints, but it’s nevertheless nice to see printmaking of all kinds alive and well in the art world.
Fruit of September, woodcut by Mitsuru Hiraki;
The Night Piece, woodcut by Gen Yamanaka;
Colleague, woodcut by Iwao Akiyama;
Village Breeze, wood engraving by Yoichi Kenmoku;
Toward the Sea, woodcut by Yuko Iwakiri (All images from Highfield Hall and Gardens).]