The Gravitational Pull of Memory
Prints and Collages by Veteran Printmaker Ann Zahn
June 9 – July 5, 2011 in The Art League Gallery
Opening Reception & Meet the Artist: Thursday, June 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Ann Zahn "Garden Journal XVI, The Bristlecone Pine, Oldest Living Tree," etching and linoleum cut collage
Veteran printmaker and world traveler Ann Zahn creates intricate linoleum cuts and lithographs full of depth and vibrancy that serve as a visual record of her life experiences. These prints evoke all of the senses – not just the visual. Using deeply personal symbols and expressive colors, Zahn’s prints preserve the memories that, like the force of gravity, “keep us grounded.” A solo exhibition of these works will be featured in The Art League Gallery, June 9 – July 5, 2011.
Zahn meets the very physical process of printmaking head-on. She carries linoleum blocks with her around the world so she can sketch on-site. Each block is cut, inked, and pressed by hand. She sometimes creates collages from various prints, layering pieces to create an intricate web of color and line. As a printmaker with over 30 years of experience, Zahn can work with ten or eleven blocks to create a single print. The result is a composition with incredible depth.
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