Jan 31st 2020

Plate, Pulp, Pressure

@ Gallery 2052

2052 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, January 31st, from 4 PM - 8 PM

On view through Saturday, March 7th

Gallery 2052 presents Plate, Pulp, Pressure, featuring the work of four contemporary printmakers: Michael Ezzell, Carrie Lingscheit, Hannah McMaster, and Ali Norman. The show opens January 30 and runs through March 7, 2020. This is the first exhibition at Gallery 2052 to showcase printmaking, exploring the overlap in detailed metal work made by intaglio printmakers, in addition to the gallery’s usual focus on jewelers. Intaglio prints are pulled from the surface of a metal plate on which the artist etches a design. For this exhibition, each artist’s prints are accompanied by their corresponding copper plates, and together, form a lush collection of intaglio techniques including mezzotint, water bite, chine-collé, aquatint, and hand-applied mixed media. Michael Ezzell reimagines ancient mythology on plates shaped like Greek vessels utilizing water bite and watercolor paint; Carrie Lingscheit renders soft, intimate vignettes through the high contrast of mezzotint; Hannah McMaster reshapes metal scraps into abstract compositions, punctuated by a variety of aquatint patterns; Ali Norman connects the natural and supernatural in highly detailed etchings with chine-collé. Exhibiting the matrix with its resulting print highlights the artist’s unique skill set, a topography on plate and paper not often revealed side by side.

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, January 31 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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