The Art of the Woodcut Oct. 15–Dec. 15 at PSU Lamson Library and Learning Commons

September 29th, 2011 by Elizabeth

 

 

Woodcut: Frans Masereel

Plymouth, N.H. –The Lamson Library and Learning Commons will present The Art of the Woodcut, curated by David Beronä, from October 15-December 15.

The exhibition comprises original woodcuts from early wordless novels by Frans Masereel, the rediscovered works of Roger Buck and prints from woodcut novels by five contemporary artists including Marta Chudolinska, Stefan Berg, Megan Speer, George Walker and Neil Bousfield. The exhibition was first presented at the AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon.

David Beronä is Dean of the Library and Academic Support Services at Plymouth State University. His recent work, Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels, earned a first place award from the Bookbinders’ Guild at the New York Book Show in the Special Trade—Adult Graphic Novel Book category. In addition to Wordless Books, he has written numerous articles, reviews and introductions for both scholarly and general audiences.

Beronä says, “Woodcut novels are imaginative and realistic stories told in black and white pictures that focus on humanistic ideas. Such novels were originally published in the early 20th century.  Despite their short-lived popularity, the woodcut novel had an important impact on the development of the contemporary graphic novel.  In the last few years, a score of artists have found the woodcut novel a perfect medium to express their ideas from a personal, imaginative and social standpoint.

An opening reception will be held in Plymouth from 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the library. Beronä will also present on the exhibition to the Visual Arts Association Friday, Oct. 21 at PSU’s Hartman Union Building on High Street.
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