Time: September 4, 2012 to September 29, 2012
Location: Hosmer Gallery
Street: 20 West St
Website or Map: http://forbeslibrary.org/hosm…
Event Type: exhibition, artist reception, etchings
Organized By: Hosmer Gallery
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2012
Opening reception Saturday, September 8, 2-4 PM
Liz Chalfin's figurative etchings examine the places where people gather: museums, fairs, carnivals, etc. The moody environments and dark figures infuse a sense of nostalgia into the mundane moments of daily work and play. The etchings are made from copper plates hand worked with small tools and chemicals, which are then hand printed on an etching press in limited editions.
Chalfin is founder and director of Zea Mays Printmaking, a studio dedicated to safer and non-toxic printmaking, and a leader in the field. Her prints and artists' books are in the collections of the Hood Museum of Art, The Portland Art Museum, The DeCordova Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, The Boston Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery, University of the Arts among many other public and private collections. Her work has been published in several books and magazines.