An International Exhibition from members of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP)
6 – 27 February 2016

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is excited to announce the international traveling exhibition HORIZONS by artists from the Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut USA. The exhibition is produced in conjunction with Cork Printmakers and Fyns Grafiske Vaerksted, Denmark.

HORIZONS will premiere CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork, and it will then travel to Fyns Grafiske Vaerksted, in Odense, Denmark in May 2016. This exhibition is comprised of thirty-five works by sixteen artist members of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and explores representations of horizons both physical and perceptual.

Cork Printmakers is hosting this exhibition, as part of an exhibition exchange programme. Artist Members of Cork Printmakers will have their work displayed at The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, U.S.A, in June 2016.

HORIZONS is an opportunity for the Center’s member artists to showcase their work internationally at world-renowned printmaking facilities. Selected Artists include: Christine Aaron, Linda Adato, Frances Ashforth, Betty Ball, Shirley Bernstein, Jane Cooper, Claudia Cron, William Evertson, Deborah Freedman, Joan Lane, Nancy McTague-Stock, Joan Potkay, Tim Ross, Alan Singer, Karen Vogel and Deborah Weiss.

Executive Director Laura G. Einstein remarked, “This exhibition provides an ideal opportunity for our member artists to exhibit their works in two extraordinary printmaking venues overseas. It is gratifying to see that the Center for Contemporary Printmaking has a growing international presence and our members have another chance to have their work shown around the globe. In 2014, works by the Center’s artist members were displayed as part of the Pendle International Print Festival in conjunction with the Heritage Centre Gallery in Pendle, England.”

HORIZONS was juried by Faye Hirsch. Hirsch is a writer, editor and teacher who has published widely on contemporary art, including more than 100 articles and reviews in Art in America where she was a senior editor. Hirsch received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from Yale University in 1987. About the works she selected, Hirsch wrote, “The works in this exhibition cover a wide range of influences and habits…These sixteen artists look beyond the colony—beyond the niceties of craft and the border-hemmed province of printmaking—as they balance between the seductions of their medium and a larger practice that offers authentic expression its full outlet.”

An online gallery of the works traveling as part of HORIZONS can be found at http://issuu.com/ccpminiprintcatalog13/docs/horizons_catalog/1?e=8827228/3

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork City
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