I’mprints Light the Corners of Your Mind

Posted March 19, 2009 in

The dA continues its quest for unique exhibitions, this time spotlighting a particular art process instead of a theme. Upland artist and curator Kathy Spear brings us a varied look at the mono print—culling works from local artists who’ve caught the printing bug in her classes, as well as showcasing some of her own work. And while the range of expression is wide, the unifying aesthetic that pressure-printing ink onto dampened paper evokes is one of softness and subtlety—and is a perfect companion to any emotional palate. All of the pieces have a unique voice worth listening to and Larry White’s blue and rusty red impressions of oil rigs under starry nights are exceptional in their juxtaposition of industry and nature—turning an eyesore into art always deserves a round of cheers. In addition, Jan Wheatcroft’s funky singers and guitarists take an illustrated look at small midnight parties we’d like to visit, and Karen Neiuber’s layers of religious iconography on top of monoprints allows for the discovery of endless gems—with her glass head filled with papers that read “you,” standing out among the rest. And there’s more, of course—warm portraits of women and birds, mountainous landscapes, Asian cranes, and even some Day of the Dead tributes—with each artist and style adding to our rich, multi-layered world. (Stacy Davies)  


I’mprints at the dA Center for the Arts, 252 S. Main St., Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona, (909) 397-9716; www.dacenter.org. Thru March 28. Free


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