"Print" is a survey exhibition demonstrating the breadth and diversity of work held in Imprint Gallery's printmaking collections. The show features the work of eighteen artists working in a wide range of printmaking techniques. The show features a number of well known Northwest printmakers including Liza Jones, Yuji Hiratsuka, Jani Hoberg, and Marit Berg. It will introduce the work of Seattle based artist Michèle Landsaat. The other exhibiting artists are drawn from across the US, with a one Brit, Gary Goodman, in the mix, for good measure.
Most artists are represented by two works, but there are two artists we are particularly showcasing. Liza Jones has impacted the Northwest printmaking with an indomitable spirit and encyclopedic knowledge of techniques. Another of the shows exhibitors, Jani Hoberg, cites Liza Jones as the reason she is a printmaker. The curator of this show also cites Liza Jones as one of the reasons why the gallery has such a focus on printmaking. "I had always collected and shown printmaking, but it was at a talk by Liza that I truly began to understand both the complexity and supportive nature of the printmaking community."
Michèle Landsaat is a new printmaker to be introduced to the gallery's collections. Michèle Landsaat is a Northwest writer, illustrator and printmaker. The approach to her whimsical etchings mirrors her approach to storytelling. Both her narrative and imagery evolves through the transformative nature of the process.