Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mainly Monotypes: Prints by Mary D. Ott

October 8 - November 9, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, October 10, 6 - 8:30 pm

Mainly Monotypes: Prints by Mary D. Ott at Touchstone Gallery features one-of-a-kind images of ornamental grasses. These colorful and expressive monotypes* are part of Ott's series of more than 40 original prints titled "Bouquets of Grasses."

In addition, the exhibit includes screenprints of agaves from Crete and France and landscapes from Washington , DC and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

*A monotype is a one-of-a-kind print. Ott's are produced by creating an image with etching ink on a piece of Plexiglas (a “plate”) and then printing the design on a piece of paper using a hand-operated etching press. Once the design is transferred from the plate, very little of the original design is left on the plate. For this reason there is only one print, a monotype, made from the image that was originally on the plate.

Touchstone Gallery

406 7th Street NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202.347.2787

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