When the newspaper industry finally crumples, clogging gutters along the road of history, what will people roll up and smack their dogs with when theyre bad? Laptops? No matter, because even when the presses for the last daily (or weekly) choke to a halt, the art of printmaking will live on. The form has been traced back to ancient China, where flowers were pressed into silk and later paper. These days, printing processes such as rubbings, etchings, lithography, and monotypes involve the use of chemicals, ten-ton steel behemoths, and even photocopy machines.
The truth is that creative printmaking is all around us, but the Miami art world does little to celebrate it. But Bakehouse Art Complex comes to the rescue with Impressed, a juried exhibition featuring Miami favorites such as Brian Reedy, Eddy Lopez, Charles Humes Jr., and Ingrid Eliasson. Their silkscreen, lithography, monoprint, and woodcut creations will open your eyes to the world of printed art. See Kari Snyders large-scale animal prints, which take over the project room, as well as work from others at the opening Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. All of the studios, including the two-press print room, will be open, and there will be an open bar plus music by DJ V.
March 11-April 1, 2011