Current Events at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery
30 ARTISTS / 30 YEARS
March 7 - May 2, 2020
Opening Reception with the artists: Saturday, March 7, 5-8pm
In September, the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative kicked off a celebration of its 30th year with a series of events called CPC 30/2020. The CPC just closed its 30th Annual Small Print Exhibition and our arty party continues with this exhibition, featuring the work of 30 artists who have played some sort of role in the history of our little printshop.
The exhibition is a nice mix of CPC members, teachers, interns, visiting artists and gallery artists. The thing they all have in common is a very high level of integrity in their work, and their commitment to their studio practice, to printmaking, and to the community of artists who carve wood, draw on stones and plates, pull ink through screens, and drive the presses. They all make work that is gorgeous, well-crafted, and visually compelling.
Two of our exhibiting artists, David Driesbach and Carlos Cortez, are no longer with us, and we dedicate this exhibition to them and their love of our favorite medium. They both played a significant role in the history of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.
This summer, the studio will showcase the work of a completely different group of 30 CPC artists, who are all participating in a portfolio exchange. These two projects will culminate in a catalogue of the prints of all 60 participants.
About the ShowFeatured Artists: Chris Blume, Liz Born, Margaret Buchen, Karen Butler, Carlos Cortez, Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, David Driesbach, Jen Farrell, Tony Fitzpatrick, Sanya Glisic, Rachelle Hill, John Himmelfarb, Elise Hughes, Michael Jackson, Amos Kennedy, Jill Kramer, Karen Kunc, Jeff Lassahn, Alan Lerner, Bart Longacre, Bert Menco, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez, Jenny Schmid, Carl Voss, Gary Weidner, Scott Westgard, Catherine Winings, Debora Wood.