Perception of Place at Pacific Grove Art Center
September 6, 2019 – October 24, 2019
Opening Reception Friday September 6, 7-9pm
Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave. Pacific Grove
Juror Marianne McGrath
The California Society of Printmakers and MPC Printmakers present Perception of Place, a juried exhibition of works selected from members of both organizations by curator Marianne McGrath. The exhibition explores “place” in its diverse meaning through the medium of printmaking.
In investigating place, artists considered tangible subject matter such as geography, physical location, or a specific setting. Works focused on places within our home, workplace or community. Artists similarly explored the conceptual aspects of place, examining emotions, psychological issues, circumstances or feelings. The idea of place prompted some artists to look at identity and status associated with our perception of place within society. In addition, the printmaking process requires the artist to combine careful thought and planning with creativity, in a way that requires a strong sense of place and placement on the page. In this sense, some artists chose to take inspiration from their working process and the printmaking practice itself. Tangible or conceptual, shared in common is that perception of place is evocative, conjuring memory and experience, which resonates in the works throughout the exhibition.
Exhibition juror Marianne McGrath is an art historian, independent curator and consultant. After a successful decade with New Museum Los Gatos and The Museums of Los Gatos curating exhibits and presenting art and education programs, she founded MKM Art Consulting, LLC, which offers curatorial and consulting services to art institutions, galleries and artists.
Participating artists include Shunsuke Ando, Peter Baczek, Sandra Beard, Eva Bernstein, Kathleen Bennett Biersteker, Jen Cole, Susan Costes Hoffman, Cathie Crawford, Lynn Curtis, Cindy Davis, Jessica Dunne, Beth Fein, Barbara Furbush, Karen Gallagher Iverson, J. Ruth Gendler, Alisa Golden, Kathryn Greenwald, Caroline Hanania, Dana Harris Seeger, Deena Haynes, Nif Hodgson, Susan Howe, Kathryn Kain, Kati Kattanek, Joanna Kidd, Evelyn Klein, Eileen Macdonald, Frances Majors, Kent Manske, Stephanie Martin, Adrienne Momi, Vicki Nakamura, Barbara Nilsson, Margaret Niven, Sharon Parolini, A V Pike, Bob Rocco, Barry Rowley, Robynn Smith, Herlinde Spahr, Cheryl Sward, Ginger Crawford Tolonen, Kim Vanderheiden, Summer Ventis, Monique Wales, Yishu Wang, Donna Westerman, Nanette Wylde, Linda Yoshizawa.