Prints by Nine Contemporary Artists
On View: September 18, 2015 – October 17, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Highpoint is proud to announce our 11th international exhibition, Made in Germany: Prints by Nine Contemporary Artists, an exhibition curated by Knut Willich of Aspinwall Editions which showcases a variety of prints by artists currently living and working in Germany. The exhibition features work by artists Rolf Escher, Claas Gutsche, Volker Lehnert, Jörg Rothenpieler, Maria Schleiner, Wolfgang Troschke, Bettina van Haaren, Matthias Weischer, and Ulrich Wolff.
Willich noted: “Germany is the birthplace of printmaking techniques: letterpress printing, the development of lithography, technical image processing, and industrial printing, from the Heidelberger Tiegel press to modern offset presses. Printmaking itself, as well as the use of various techniques, has always been evolving. Today it is therefore difficult to define the appearance of the traditional fine art print, since its manufacture and presentation have invariably been transformed by the influence of how and why images are conceived and created in our current society. Image production is greatly influenced by our access to data, ease of travel, and the media.”
The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, September 18, from 6:30–9 pm. Ann Aspinwall of Aspinwall Editions will give a brief gallery talk at 7 pm that evening.
About the Curator – Knut Willich lives and works in New York City and Rheine, Germany, where he runs Aspinwall Editions, a fine art print publisher, dealer, and print studio, with his partner Ann Aspinwall. Willich was formerly the proprietor of Atelier Limited in Münster, Germany, and taught printmaking there at the University of Applied Sciences. He is the founder and chairman of the Print Association Bentlage in Rheine, where he organizes an international printmaking symposium every three years.