Women & Their Work welcomed Women In Print: Prints from 3M by Contemporary Women Printmakers. This diverse exhibition was comprised of one print each from 39 contemporary American artists and included still life, landscape and abstract images. The works were drawn from 3M’s permanent art collection.
An opening reception was held August 15th, from 6- 8 pm. Charles Helsell, Curator
of Collections for 3M, spoke about the work on view at 6:30 pm.
There was a panel “Perspectives on Printmaking,” with such notable artists as Connie Arismendi, Melissa Miller, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Anne Marie Pavlik, and Arleen Polite, moderated by Katherine Brimberry of Flatbed Press on August 22, 6-7:30 pm in the gallery.
Women in Print provided a rich variety of styles and subject matter. Austin artist Katherine Brimberry’s vivid collage piece Revolution No. 1 was on view, as was The Only Permanence is Change…, a lithograph that was part of Chicago artist Hollis Sigler’s larger narrative series that addressed the epidemic of breast cancer. The late Louise Nevelson and the late Joan Mitchell, both highly respected for their abstract work, were among the artists being shown. Landscapes by Altoon Sultan, Jane Freilicher and April Gornik, and still life prints by Sondra Freckelton and Elsie Manville were all part of the exhibition and testify to the aesthetic and stylistic heterogeneity of the collection. The artists worked with media such as etching, screenprint, woodcut, pochoir (stencil), monotype, and color lithography.