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Christy Wyckoff: Woven Prints and Other Fabrications

Mar 3 6:00 PM - Apr 2 12:00 AM


Pacific Northwest College of Art presents an exhibition in the Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Studio of woven prints and recent editions by artist and PNCA Professor Emeritus Christy Wyckoff.

Opening reception, March 3, 2016 at 6 pm.

The exhibition, entitled Woven Prints and Other Fabrications explores a landscape of fallen and broken trees. The jumbled piles suggest the remains of a tree-harvesting operation or detritus left behind by a cataclysmic event. Other prints focus on the play of light and shadow on interwoven limbs and branches.

Included in the exhibition are pieces from Wyckoff’s ongoing woven print series Displaced. Taking advantage of the repeatable nature of printmaking, the artist has sliced and woven together proofs of his prints to create a new object. Along with the variation in paper and color, the weaving process interrupts and reinterprets the original prints. The woven print diverges from its sources to become a cacophony of competing information.

Wyckoff’s work is in the collections of regional museums including the Portland Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum at University of Oregon, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museums, as well as in collections at the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Art Museum, the Minnesota Museum of Art and the Museu de Gravura Cidade de Curitiba, Brazil.

Christy Wyckoff, along with Tom Prochaska, fellow artist and PNCA Professor Emeritus, will receive the Excellence in Teaching Award at the upcoming Flux Portland: Southern Graphics Council International Conference March 30-April 2.

Image: After (III) lithograph, 2016 11” x 14” image