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April 24, 2000
Aesthetics of Water: Portfolio Print
Aesthetics of Water: Portfolio Print will be opening at the Apex Gallery on May 1, 2000. The Aesthetic of Water is a portfolio created by 20 artists who have all based their prints upon the theme of water. Many of the participating artists are well known as printmakers while others choice of expressive media ranges from drawing to painting or clay. What they have in common is their concern for water, its aesthetic appeal and its significance in sustaining life on this planet.
The printmaking technique was left open to the individual artist. There will be a range from etchings, wood engravings, silkscreen, and lithography to monotype. All will be created on a standard size paper ( 11” x15”) for a consistent format however, the size of the completed image may vary from a postage stamp size to a bleed print ( which takes up the whole piece of paper.)
The idea for the portfolio came about from the Fourth International Conference on Environmental on Environmental Aesthetics: The Aesthetics of Water, scheduled for June, 2000 in Finland. Since many of the exhibitions I have curated in the past have had environmental themes it was a natural extension of my curatorial concerns.
The artists will each print an edition of 22 prints and send them to the Apex Gallery. These will be collated into portfolios and returned to the artists. There will be two additional portfolios. One of these will be donated to the University of Joensuu in Finland, host of the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Aesthetics. The other portfolio will be shown in the Apex Gallery and then offered as a touring exhibition throughout the United States. At the end of the tour it will become part of the collection of the School of Mines.
An opening reception for Aesthetics of Water will be held May 1 from 4: 00 – 6: 00 pm. The exhibition will run through June 3, 2000. For more information, contact The Apex Gallery at 605.394.1254. Gallery hours are: Monday – Friday, Noon - 5: 00 pm; Saurday, 10: 00 am - 5: 00pm, and Sundays, Noon - 4: 00 pm.
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