Fine Art Gallery

Four Corners Monoprinters

Oct 21 - Nov 14, 2005.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Caroline JohnsonSan Juan College’s Art Gallery in the Henderson Fine Arts Center  will present the Four Corners Monoprinters exhibit from October 21 through November 14. The exhibit features artists Janet Burns, Caroline Johnson, Maureen May and Paul Pennington. A reception to meet the artists will be held October 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

Caroline Johnson explains that monotype is a form of printmaking in which the artist applies ink to a plate, then places a damp piece of printmaking paper over the plate and runs the two through a press. Adhering and removing the paper from the plate destroys the image, so the monoprint is an original that cannot be duplicated.

First Morning by Janet BurnsVibrant colors and stylized shapes capture the imagination of Janet Burns. She finds herself returning to floral and landscape motifs, without seeking to imitate reality.

Maureen May has created monoprints of landscapes and figures for about 25 years, and recently has enjoyed working with abstract black and white reduction prints, in which the plate is completely covered with ink, that is then gradually removed with brush, cloth, stick, finger, or whatever you’d like. May says, “The best part of creating monoprints is that the end result is always a mystery until you print it.”

Paul Pennington says he finds the “incongruously incomprehensible and inconsistent” character of monoprints “palately pleasurable.”

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday. For more information call 566-3464.

   Hegira  Paul Pennington

Fine Art Gallery: located in the Henderson Fine Arts Building, across from the box office.Student Gallery: located at the top of the stairs in the new West Classroom Complex.