Friday, April 22, 2011

Excerpts from Cathy Fox's article "Spruill Exhibit Celebrates Printmaking"

Jim McLean, Urban Fragment III, 1973, Collagraph

Now, we can revisit the work of Nexus Press, the nationally known and respected book art press that flourished here between 1976 and 2003.

A display of artist books published by the press is the heart of “Out of Print,” a group show centered on printmaking, at Spruill Gallery.

The exhibition is also a timeline of sorts, as it surveys printmakers and acknowledges printmaking organizations from the ’70s to the present. Included are Nexus Press, Rolling Stone Press and the newest, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, as well as college programs at the Atlanta College of Art, Georgia State University, Savannah School of Art and Design and the University of Georgia.

That this is a living tradition is announced right when you walk in the door.

Read the entire article in today's AJC and be sure to join us for next Wednesday's free lecture of the Books of Nexus Press featuring JoAnne Paschall.

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