On View: July 13, 2019 - August 10, 2019
Opening Reception: July 13, 2019, 6-10pm
From the artist:
For the past 20 years my work has been a combination of collage and printmaking. Letterpress is my medium of choice and my Vandercook no. 4 printing press is my favorite piece of equipment. I have a strong attraction toward letterforms; elements from my wood type collection make regular appearances in my work. I also have a tendency towards objects with a history. I am seduced by a worked, worn surface and drawn to matter with a high survival factor. Appropriated imagery from a variety of sources (such as the Childcraft series, Gray’s Anatomy, engineering manuals and encyclopedias) often finds its way into my visual vocabulary. I tend to work on a very small scale encouraging close inspection. Layering found and hand printed material, I juxtapose shapes and images in a shallow picture plane.
Amy Newell received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. She is an active printmaker and collage artist who currently lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana. Newell is the founder of Rigamarole Press, a letterpress and etching studio located in Arabi, Louisiana. Her work consists of etching, relief, letterpress and collage, often mixing several media in each piece. Amy has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Her work is included in permanent collections such as United Therapeutic, Washington, D.C.; The University of Dallas, Dallas, TX; Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA; Johnson State College, Johnson, VT; Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI and Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.