LUX Center for the Arts presents Surface Impressions

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Date: Jun 5 - Aug 28
Venue: Lux Center for the Arts
Location: 2601 N 48th St.
Ticket Price: Free
Time: 12-6pm Tues.-Fri., 11am-5pm Sat.
Phone: (402) 466-8692

Surface Impressions intends to connect artists and audiences to the 21st century language of relief printmaking as a viable engagement for today. There is a distinctive graphic nature to prints made from carved surfaces as the energy of carving with gouges and burins is readily apparent. This action is transformed by pressure and ink onto paper which reveals light “opened up” from the solid surface. Artists are endlessly inventive with how the surface is changed, as well as with their innovations for printing from blocks, from essential black and white, to multiple layers of color and carving stages, to how the printing happens with presses or by hand. Relief prints use available materials for protest and actions, exist on large scale for impact, capture impressions of wood growth, and show intimate carved details on the end-grain of wood. This inaugural biennial of relief prints here in the center of America showcases artists from around the country and abroad, all selected from an open call for entries. The works on exhibition focus on the role of the relief print as a means of cultural critique and exploration, of this ancient process but newly invigorated discipline as it is practiced and defined by today's artists. First Friday Opening Reception: June 5th, 5-8pm Print-gressive Fundraiser Dinner: June 11, 6-9pm Coffee with Curators: June 12, time TBD Second Friday Reception featuring Nine Nebraska Artists Woodcut Prints: July 10, 5-8pm First Friday Reception: August 7, 5-8pm Summerfest at the LUX featuring steamroller print making demonstration, free art activities and music: August 23, 1-4pm