New multimedia exhibits open in Kresge and Pascal Galleries

Two new exhibitions, “Shore Publishing/A Decade of Artist’s Collaborations In Printmaking” and “Album,” opened in the Kresge and Pascal Galleries this past week.

“Shore Publishing/A Decade of Artist’s Collaborations In Printmaking” in the Kresge Gallery celebrates 10 years of Shore Publishing, a traditional printmaking studio located in Tuxedo Park, New York, by showcasing prints by various artists that have all been printed by the studio.

Multiple printmaking processes and techniques are represented in the artwork, including woodcut reliefs, rust transfer, rainbow-roll reliefs and collagraphy. The exhibit also includes some behind-the-scenes steps to printmaking, such as the woodcuts used and color ink swatches.

Shore Publishing was opened by printer Mae Shore in 2014 “to collaborate with emerging and established artists to create original prints,” according to the studio’s website. Shore hand-prints each piece in limited numbers with direct involvement from the artist, and many of the prints are displayed and sold at art fairs, galleries — such as at The New York Public Library and The Whitney Museum — and shows at the Cheymore Gallery, which is also owned by Shore.

“Album” in the Pascal Gallery features the work of 15 photographers who previously studied at Ramapo College. The photographers included are David Alexander, Mauro Altamura, Kevin Backman, Gary Boni, Robbie Buliman, James Danielson, Rachel Dickstein, Douglass Dresher, Lauren Fedorchak, Holly Fletcher, Barbara Kalina, Bob Martin, Tyler Manuele, Michael Pacheco and Brianna Pflug. 

The displayed photos focus on a variety of subject matter, varying from Martin’s “Behind Every Great Woman…” series which captures multiple women from behind while they take photographs of scenic landscapes in Rhode Island to Kalina’s “Dear Homeowner; Harmony Disrupted” series which features the process of the subjects’ displacement from their home over a four-year span.

Many of the photographs are inkjet prints, but some use other media, such as Alexander’s “Snapshot” series printed on ceramic tiles.

There will be a closing reception for both exhibitions on April 4 from 4-6:30 p.m., which will include talks from Shore and several of the artists featured in “Album.”


Featured photo by Rebecca Gathercole