Prints from the Teaberry Press

December 4th, 2001 by Adam

Plymouth State College is pleased to present The Intimate Collaboration: Prints from the Teaberry Press, December 5 through January 19 at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery.

The exhibition presents a survey of the significant output of the Teaberry Press (San Francisco) which is the product of some unique collaborations between master printer Tim Berry and a distinguished group of contemporary artists.

An opening reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, at the gallery.

This selected overview of recent American graphic art produced at the Teaberry Press presents an exceptional variety of stylistic and methodological trends practiced by some of the most prominent artists in America. Stellar examples of abstract expressionism, minimalism, conceptualism, geometric abstraction and realism vividly illustrate the dominant artistic issues, trends and methods
of the last three decades, and reflect the innovative spirit of the creative personalities who have helped define post-modern and contemporary art.

The images featured in the exhibition range from the large abstract prints of William Wiley to the more contemplative figurative art of Philip Pearlstein. Works by Christo and Pat Steir represent printmaking as a critical medium in conceptual art.

Prints by Ed Ruscha and Claes Oldenburg serve as thought-provoking counterpoints to other works in the exhibition. The work of Robert Arneson provides an example of an artist from another medium, ceramics in this case, exploring the potential of printmaking. The exhibition also contains framed plates by William T. Wiley and John Baeder as well as their finished prints.

Floral arrangements designed by members of the Ashland Garden Club to complement the exhibition will be presented December 12 – 14, beginning with a reception at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12. Also on the 12th, PSC professor Terry Downs will present a gallery lecture, “Intimate Conversations on Printing” at 5 p.m.

For information contact the Karl Drerup Art Gallery at (603) 535-2614. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, noon – 5 p.m.; closed Sundays and holidays.