The Cullom Gallery has offered us a special opportunity to get a sneak preview of their new exhibition and hear directly from the artist, Eva Pietzcker, one of woodblock printing’s foremost modern practitioners. In this exhibit, entitled “Washington Project, New Works,” Pietzcker explores Washington landscapes using Japanese woodblock printing methods.
603 S Main Street, Seattle
June 7, 2012
Come at 5:30 pm to see the works, and then stay to hear Pietzcker give a brief talk about her art at 6 pm. Refreshments will be provided.
RSVPs are not required, but they are much appreciated. Send a brief email to social(at)pnwjetaa(dot)org
This, Pietzcker’s third solo exhibit at Cullom Gallery, showcases fifteen color and black and white woodcuts in a new and ongoing series of views of Washington State. Hand-printed on hand-made paper using the Japanese woodcut technique of moku hanga, views of the State’s eastern, western, central Cascade, and northern Puget Sound and coastal environs combine stylistic elements of ancient Chinese landscape painting and 1920s Japanese landscape prints with Pietzcker’s distinct approach to plein air sketching in a series of unexpected perspectives of some of Washington’s farthest reaches.
Pietzcker’s work features prints executed using the Japanese woodblock printing techniques she learned during her studies as an artist-in-residence at Nagasawa Art Park, Japan. This first experience in Japan greatly shaped the woman and the artist she would become. Following the teachings of her Japanese instructors and drawing on landscape as the foundation for all her images, Pietzcker’s commitment to simple, foundational elements of life — like stones, waves, and mountains — has led most recently to her self-directed exploration of lesser-known locations across Washington State. Pietzcker has returned to Japan many times and has participated in further residencies and self-study opportunities at Nagasawa Art Park, Japan (Japanese woodblock printmaking) and Tsuna-cho, Japan (Japanese paper making), as well as Japanese woodblock print teaching opportunities all over the world. Pietzcker believes this ancient art is important to share with future generations of artists and art appreciators alike.
See more about the Cullom Gallery and Eva Pietzcker’s work at the Cullom Gallery website: http://www.cullomgallery.com/