Detroit, MI 48201
The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History’s
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery presents
SILENT WATCH: CONTEMPORARY PRINTS FROM FINLAND
Curated by Juliette Kennedy, Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse and Päivi Talasmaa
Dates: January 27 through March 16, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 5-8PM
Lecture: Thursday, January 26, 7PM: Annu Vertanen and Päivikki Kallio; Purdy Kresge Library Auditorium, Rm. 110 Kresge Wing
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays 10AM to 6PM and Fridays 10AM to 7PM
Silent Watch is comprised of works made with etching, drypoint, silkscreen, woodcut and digital techniques, as well as several artists’ books and a three-dimensional piece. The exhibition includes prints by the widely exhibited veteran Finnish printmaker, Outi Heiskanen, a multi-panel silkscreen work on plywood by Päivikki Kallio, two artist’s books with silk fold-out pages by Eeva-Liisa Isomaa, a dramatic wall-sized installation of layered woodblocks printed on Japanese paper by Annu Vertanen, and a lead table with movable printed components that the viewer rearranges, by Visa Suonpää and Patrik Söderlund of the artists’ collective IC-98.
The Artists’ List is as follows: Outi Heiskanen, IC-98 (Visa Suonpää and Patrik Söderlund), Eeva-Liisa Isomaa, Päivikki Kallio, Juho Karjalainen, Maria Kausalainen, Markus Lampinen, Emma Lappalainen, Pauli Parkkinen, and Annu Vertanen.
This exhibition was organized by International Print Center New York (www.ipcny.org) and is supported by FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, the Consulate General of Finland and The American-Scandinavian Foundation. Further support was provided by David Campbell/McGregor President’s Fund and Marc Schwartz/Alan E. Schwartz IRA.
[Image: Annu Vertanen, The Day of Absence, 2007-2010; woodcut on gozo paper; edition 1; site specific, Helsinki Art Hall]
The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is a division of Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, educating the next generation of visual artists, designers and art historians. Wayne State University, located in the heart of Detroit’s midtown cultural center, is a premier urban research university offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 31,000 students.