Koskores Gallery exhibit highlights unique prints
“Lasting Impressions: The Monotype and Monoprint,” a juried members’ exhibition of the Monotype Guild of New England, is currently on display in the Karen and Ted Koskores ‘70 P ‘10, ‘13 Art Gallery. The exhibition runs through Dec. 8.
Dedicated to the art of the unique print, the Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE) is a national, nonprofit organization that fosters understanding and appreciation of monotypes and monoprints. This exhibition showcases the work of MGNE members and monoprinters throughout the country, revealing the diverse range of traditional and innovative monoprinting techniques being used today.
According to the MGNE’s website, the terms “monotype” and “monoprint” represent two distinct processes to create one-of-a-kind prints. A monotype involves transference of a painting, drawing, or inking from a surface or substrate to another surface (like paper) in such a way that only a single, original print of the image can be made. In a monoprint, some elements may carry over from previous printings (like etched lines), but the artist has added variations in the composition, how it has been inked, and other components so that the final print is unique and unrepeatable.
Juror Rachel Vogel, assistant curator at the Addison Museum at Phillips Andover, chose the stunning array of prints for the latest exhibition and announced the top-placing artists’ prints in early October, including the first-place monoprint Sternenfall by Susan Denniston.
The Karen and Ted Koskores Art Gallery is a 1200-square-foot gallery located just below Southworth Library and is open for viewing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit the gallery’s web page to learn more or to plan your visit.