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Crossing Boundaries

When:

Thu 20 Feb 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 21 Feb 2014, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat 22 Feb 2014, 10:00am–3:00pm
Mon 24 Feb 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Tue 25 Feb 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, 33 George Street, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts’ initial offering for the year is ‘Crossing Boundaries: Five Australian and Five New Zealand Artists Challenging Traditional Printmaking Structures.’ Opening on 31st January with a reception to honour the artists, Crossing Boundaries demonstrates the wide range of possible expressions of creative endeavour that contemporary printmakers have produced in recent years.

As arts writer and printmaker, Jacqueline Aust, formerly of Palmerston North states: “Printmaking has leapt out of the frame with the introduction of larger images, print installations, new technologies, three dimensional forms, and alternative supports.”

In 2013, ten artists were invited to ‘explore perceived boundaries of traditional print practice and to generate work that spoke to the nature of those boundaries.’ This exhibition includes print installations; work focused on combining print with unexpected materials and works that comment on the process of printmaking.

To say that Crossing Boundaries is not your usual print show would be an understatement; it is the ideal exhibition to get your passion for art pumping as Taylor-Jensen kicks of its exhibition year.

Crossing Boundaries showcases the work of ten artists each of whom brings a history of printmaking which includes award winning print works and a willingness to ‘push the boundaries’ of traditional printmaking. Dr. Kathryn Wightman (NZ) is a lecturer in the Bachelor of Fine Arts programme at Ucol’s Wanganui Glass School. Lynn Taylor (NZ) holds a Master of Fine Arts (Distinction, Printmaking) from Otago Polytechnic. Dr. Carole Shepheard (NZ) holds a doctorate in fine arts and is an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Kathy Boyle (NZ) is Chair of the Central Print Council; she was awarded a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design from EIT in 2010. Jacqueline Aust (NZ) holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Auckland (2011). Geraldine Berkemeier (Aus) received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New South Wales in 2002; she was President of the Sydney Printmakers (2007-2010) and continues to teach at university level. Anthea Boesenberg (Aus) has held a Residency at the Venice Printmaking Studio (Murano, Italy); her work has been shown at exhibitions in Bulgaria, Korea, Germany, Norway, and New Zealand as well as within Australia. Helen Mueller (Aus) was awarded a Masters of Fine Art from the University of NSW in 2011. Janet Parker-Smith (Aus) has lectured in Fine Arts and Printmaking at the University of Western Sydney, taught printmaking in New South Wales and continues to be Master Printer and Supervisor of the Printmedia Studio at the Sydney College of the Arts a position she has held since 2006. Gary Shinfield (Aus) holds a Master of Fine Art/Printmaking from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW (2004).

Crossing Boundaries is more than a playful look at the ‘possibilities of the print medium’. It might at first look like a graduate student show but the participants are all experienced and dedicated printmakers who constantly ‘push the envelope’. Does printmaking always have to be repetitive, always works on paper, always shown framed? Today’s printmakers are challenged to respond to the traditional processes and mechanics of printmaking and to question the ‘aesthetic of numerous reproductions’.

Crossing Boundaries is a landmark exhibition which Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is proud to present; although most works in this exhibition are ‘Not For Sale’ the gallery believes that as a regular venue for printmaking shows it honours those artists who work in the medium and delve into the vast expanse of printmaking potential. Managing Director Stuart Schwartz says: “Crossing Boundaries continues our gallery’s interest in hosting international art exhibitions, showcasing unique works which speak to the unlimited imagination of artists and their ability to not only conceive of such work but to create it to the quality standards of the international art world.”

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