Fri, 09/14/2012 (All day) - Sat, 10/20/2012 (All day)
All About Etching
Where |Neptune Fine Art
1662 33rd St NW
About This Event
Neptune Fine Art invites you to ALL ABOUT ETCHING--a celebration of American ETCHING, featuring works by Tom Burckhardt, Steven and Billy Dufala, David Fertig, Marilyn Holsing, Sean Mellyn, Serena Perrone, Bruce Pollock, Andrew Spence, Jean Wolff and other contemporary American artists. Opening Friday, September 14th, the exhibition will run through October 20th, 2012. Many of these fine artists have worked in the studios of two American Master printers, Cindi Ettinger and Jennifer Melby. Both women are considered outstanding printers with workshops perfectly designed for intimate and creative exploration of intaglio printmaking. We will feature contemporary etchings and inspire new collectors to begin collecting with most works under $1,000.
The exhibition provides a contemporary glimpse at a medium that began in the 1500’s and flourishes today with this exciting group of artists. This is also a chance to peek inside the gallery flat files with the staff to find the perfect work on paper to start, build, or enhance a fine art collection.
Etching: An incised plate process which uses acid to create grooves in a plate. A plate is covered with an acid-resistant ground, and then an image is drawn by scraping through the ground with a sharp needle. The plate is later immersed in an acid bath where the acid eats into the exposed metal and creates the grooves. The metal plate is “carved” or “etched” by the acid and not directly by the tool. Ink is rolled over the plate and fills the grooves. The rest of the ink is wiped away and a print is made.