September 9 - October 14, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2-5 p.m.
Over the past 25 years, Jean Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is widely recognized as one of the finest reduction woodcut artists in the United Sates. In all her work, Gumpper’s complex images focus on specific elements in the landscape creating compositions that often omit the context of land or a horizon line. Such an approach allows her expressive, multi-layered landscapes to hover between realism and abstraction.
The artist explains: “I seek to integrate the memories, sounds and feelings of being in the landscape into the making of the print. The carving of the woodblock and the layering of the ink, for me, echo natural processes such as the layering of leaves, water, trees and light. Each color is mixed carefully and applied in a series of transparent and overlapping layers … and the layers build the completed image. Making the print is a way to re-live an experience and share it with others.”
Free and open to the public.
or by appointment