January 11 – February 9, 2014

In keeping with the scientific affinity for Latin to describe natural phenomena, impressi comes from the Latin imprimō, ”to impress, to press into, to print, to stamp”. These six science-inspired artists all have different takes on the printmaking process and employ a diversity of techniques including solar etching, aquatint, relief printing, block printing, silkscreen, and more. Scale ranges from the compact 6″ x 6″ squares on Jenn Schmitt’s Periodic Table Printmaking Project to the 7-foot wingspan of Inked Animal’s Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture). Inspiration comes from scientific discovery and wonder, natural history and description, scientists and science history, and an appreciation for how art and science enhance the human experience.

Jed Dore brings out the kid in all of us with screen prints that evoke the wonder inherent in science, from discoveries under the microscope to the excitement of space exploration. Dore is owner and illustrator at Brooklyn-based art and design studio Ink & Sword. The Stellar Science series aims to inspire new interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, known as the STEM subjects. These retro-styled inspirational prints reflect back to an era where a trip to the moon was not just the pinnacle of scientific achievement, it was the coolest thing in the universe to be an astronaut, explorer or scientist. Sparked with Dore’s preference to play in science halls and planetariums, chemistry labs and in nature, he hopes the condition of wonder and imagination continues on for the future.

Jed Dore (Brooklyn, NY)
Ele Willoughby (Toronto, ON)
Inked Animal / Adam Cohen + Ben Labay (Austin, TX)
Jennifer Lynch (Taos, NM)
Cathy Savage (Austin, TX)
Jenn Schmitt’s Periodic Table Printmaking Project

916 Springdale Rd, Building 2, #102, Austin, Texas
Opening Reception Saturday, January 11, 2014 7-11pm
Artist Talk + Printmaking Demo with Adam Cohen + Ben Labay of
Inked Animal Saturday, January 18, 2014 1-3pm
PrintAustin Reception Saturday, January 18, 2014 6-9pm
Artist Talk with Printmaker Jennifer Lynch Saturday, February 8, 2014 1-3pm

Exhibit info from Art.Science.Gallery.


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