Wed, 05/30/2012 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/24/2012 - 5:00pm
Contemporary Impressions: Chinese Ex Libris Prints
Where |Washington Printmakers Gallery
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
About This Event
The result of almost two years of planning by WPG member Rosemary Cooley and her husband Joe Cooley, WPG is excited to announce a special exchange exhibition between American and Chinese printmakers, featuring 180 prints by 30 artists from Shanghai and throughout China. The first half of the exchange featured 73 prints by 36 American artists, and opened at the Shanghai International Convention Center on April 15.
The prints in “Contemporary Impressions” were created specifically for the exhibition. All are Ex Libris, sized. "Ex Libris" refers to the bookplate, or proprietary illustration, within a book. As such, the included works are book-sized, or small, and display a wide range of aesthetics as well as traditional illustration methods including woodcut and wood engraving. WPG is especially pleased to welcome 6 of the artists and organizers to WPG for the opening reception on Saturday, June 2.