Intaglio with chine collé, image 22 x 22 inches, paper 30 x 42 inches. Variable edition. Printed and published by the artist, Providence, RI. $1000.
If I could curate an exhibition from this round of Prix de Print entries, I would concentrate on the large group of abstract prints found among the applications—works that exploit the materials, processes and historical implications of printmaking to carve out distinctive territory for abstraction.
All prints display the characteristics of their making, but in abstract works we are not peering through imagery to get to the facture. In the 20th century Stanley William Hayter created ways of making images that were possible