Medium: Etching and aquatint with chine-collé Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches (image) 22 1/4 x 30" (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: French, 1948 Date finished: 1981 Edition: of 90 Reference: Fitch-Febvrel 61.
Staff Selections Exhibition: Erik Desmazieres found inspiration for his imagined worlds in the work of Piranesi and later in that of Jorge Luis Borges. Here the haunting, uninhabited landscape is convincingly expressed through his architectural manipulations with beautiful, meticulous etching. -Sam
Medium: Monotype Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches (image) 22 x 29 3/4 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1962 Date finished: 2018 Edition: 1/1
Staff Selections Exhibition: Wendy Orville’s monotypes, loosely based on natural settings, can create both intimate and expansive space with a minimum of means. Selective detail and tonal passages are convincingly and smoothly combined. -Sam
Medium: Etching and aquatint Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches (image) 26 1/2 x 30 1/4 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Japanese, 1957 Date finished: 2009 Edition: of 35 Condition: Creases in bottom margin away from image
Staff Selections Exhibition: Asahi pulls me in with her simple color palette that lets singular and small moments of color live as individual statements on her etchings. The curls and tendrils of water elements, wrapping around the woman and giant fish spark an attractive pull for me, who grew up fishing. Rather than creating unease with her monsters, Asahi draws me into her playful and imaginary storytelling that draws on traditional Japanese folklore, but centers on the interplay between woman, fish, and water. -Nikki
Series: The Birds of America Medium: Hand-colored lithograph Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (sheet) Artist details: American, 1785 - 1851 Date finished: 1840-1844 Edition: First Royal Octavo Printer: J.T. Bowen Publisher: J.J. Audubon Condition: Original pages with text accompanies the work.
Staff Selections Exhibition: Herons are solitary creatures who are always watching and observing. They have a dinosaur-like appearance that I feel hints of an ancient wisdom. But when they are disrupted or startled, they become rather clumsy creatures. From the clumsiness of the elegant heron, I am reminded even the wisest have blind spots and things to learn. -Nikki
Days And Nights That Scatter In The Cosmos (宇宙に散る昼と夜)
Medium: Etching Dimensions: 6 x 4 inches (plate) 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1929 - 2017 Date finished: 1977 Edition: 40/100
Staff Selections Exhibition: Art Hansen is so widely loved in this region, for good reason. I've always felt his smaller, simpler, black and white pieces are underrated, and knew I had to include one. I love this one for how imperfect the view is, with only a tiny bit of water showing and a tree obstructing the sunset. It's a view I feel I've seen many times before and it's dear to me. -Emma
Medium: Relief print Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (block) 8 1/2 x 8 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Japanese, 1924 - 2000 Date finished: 1987 Edition: 80/200
Staff Selections Exhibition: Haku Maki beautifully illustrates the texture and surface of ceramics. There is a unique sense of touch in the way he translates a three dimensional artwork to an artwork on paper. This piece emphasizes the natural irregularities of the object and its luminous gold. -Rebecca