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Gravure – The Process Demystified

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© Courtesy of the artist and New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery
Gravure – The Process Demystified
Curated by: Regina Held

3812 Central Ave. SE
Ste. 100B
Albuquerque, NM 87108
June 7th, 2013 - July 13th, 2013
Opening: June 7th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.newgroundsgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Albuquerque
EMAIL:  
director@newgroundsprintshop.com
PHONE:  
505-268-8952
OPEN HOURS:  
Fri-Sat 10-6, all other days by appointment
TAGS:  
printmaking, gravure, photogravure
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition will enlighten the viewer about how a gravure is made. Step by step, these four printmakers utilize photography as a basis for creating gravure prints. Gravure is a perfect combination of photography and printmaking. Older than photography, it had its heyday during the days of Ansel Adams. It was revived in the first days of the 21st century with the availability of plates that can be developed in water rather than using toxic chemicals. In gravure the image is exposed to a light-sensitive plate which is then developed and can be printed like an etching which gives the artist more freedom in color choices.  Participating artists: Diane Alire, Jorge Tristani, Jessica Weybright, and James Coker.

 

 

 

First Friday Artscrawl: Friday, June 7, 5 – 8 pm

Demonstration during the reception: 6:30 – 7:00 PM