SSU Art Gallery Presents Contemporary Woodcuts in New Exhibition

woodcutSonoma State University presents a collection of works by nationally and internationally recognized artists working in the centuries-old technique of woodcut in "Ink, Paper, Wood: Contemporary Woodcuts," Sept. 8-Oct. 16 in the University Art Gallery. Admission to the gallery is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus. A free opening reception is Thursday, Sept. 8, 4-6 p.m. in the University Art Gallery.

Woodcut is a method of printmaking in which artists cut away the outlines of an image from a block of wood, roll ink across the remaining raised sections of the wood, and run the paper-covered block through a press. The resulting print is called a woodcut.

Among the artists included in the exhibition are Sandow Birk, John Buck, Roger Herman, Tom Huck, Anish Kapoor, Nicola Lopez, Jennifer Nuss, Judy Pfaff, David Salle, Dana Schutz, Kiki Smith, and Tomas Vu. This exhibition is organized by Sonoma State Art Professors Kurt Kemp and Michael Schwager.

The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and weekends, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 664.2295.

Photo: John Buck's "Tattoo," 1992, 3-color woodcut, 2-color lithograph with chine colle.

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