Milwaukee will become an temporary epicenter in the printmaking world next week, when it hosts the Southern Graphics Council International Conference, aka PRINT:MKE. Events tied to the conference will span the city, with MIAD and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts spearheading the effort. But to get into the spirit of this major conference, many galleries and art venues around the city have mounted print exhibitions of their own.
The current offering in UWM Art History Gallery is a great place to start a tour of the print shows. Dürer to Dine: 500 Years of Printmaking is a condensed historical survey, rolling through the Renaissance to the late 20th century. Forty-one pieces represent many traditional methods of printmaking, including woodcut, engraving, lithography, and more.
...While the UWM Art History exhibition peeks into the 1970s and then stops, a visit to Walker's Point Center for the Arts surveys contemporary art created in a single location. La Ceiba Gráfica brings together over thirty pieces from the eponymous print workshop located in Veracruz, Mexico. Founded in 2005, La Ceiba Gráfica has become known for innovative print practices. The works on view were selected by three of the workshop’s founding members and offer an overview of the many aesthetic approaches in today’s cosmopolitan art world.Read the full article at ThirdCoast Digest.