John Hitchcock: Epicenter and Impressions: Prints Made in Texas
January 18 – February 12, 2011
Reception: Friday, January 28, 6 – 8:30 PM with brief talk by John Hitchcock beginning at 6:30 PM
ARLINGTON–The Gallery at The University of Texas Arlington is pleased to present John Hitchcock: Epicenter showing concurrently with Impressions: Prints Made in Texas.
John Hitchcock is an award-winning Wisconsin-based artist, whose work depicts personal, social and political views through a blend of printmaking, digital imaging, video and installation. Impressions: Prints Made in Texas, is a survey of works produced at four Texas printmaking studios including Coronado Studio (Austin), Flatbed Press (Austin), Hare and Hound Press (San Antonio), and P.R.I.N.T. - the Print Research Institute of North Texas, (Denton).
John Hitchcock: Epicenter, is a multimedia installation of wall-mounted prints, printed cutouts arranged in geometric patterns on the floor and video, that references both political issues and a personal awareness of the fragility of life. The work has been described as “at once alluring and sobering, playful and deadly serious.” Hitchcock, an artist and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned his MFA in printmaking and photography at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and taught at Texas Tech and the University of Minnesota before accepting his current position. His work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and internationally including venues in Sweden, England, Germany, Poland, Egypt, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil and Spain. Recent solo exhibitions include the International Center for Visual Arts in South America, University of Maryland, College Park, Syracuse University, University of Arizona, AICH Gallery in New York City and the University of Oklahoma, to name just a few. He has also received many honors and awards including residencies at Proyecto’ace in Argentina and the Frans Masereel Centrum for Graphix in Belgium, a Jerome Foundation Grant, a fellowship from the Vermont Studios Center, and the Vilas Associate Grant from the University of Wisconsin.
Screenprint & ink pen on paper
30 X 44 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Impressions: Prints Made in Texas features 57 works produced by established Texas printmaking studios in collaboration with well-known and emerging artists. Coronado Studio, founded in 1991 by Sam Coronado in Austin, is the home of The Serie Project whose mission is to provide underrepresented artists with serigraph printmaking services through their artist-in-residence program. Flatbed Press, also located in Austin, was founded in 1989 by Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith and is a publishing workshop that produces limited editions of original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and monoprints. Hare and Hound Press of San Antonio was founded by Janet Flohr and Gary Nichols in 1993 and is dedicated to the production of high quality print editions and works on paper. P.R.I.N.T. is a fine art press affiliated with the University of North Texas that was founded in 1993 with a donation from Mike and Jo Hart of Peregine Press, Dallas.
Ovarian Cysts, 2006 from Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumors
Archival pigment ink print with collage
24 x 18 inches framed
Courtesy of Hare and Hound Press
In association with the exhibition, John Hitchcock will discuss his work in an hour-long presentation on Thursday, January 27 at 12:30 pm. A panel discussion on printmaking featuring publisher, Mark Smith of Flatbed Press, Fort Worth artist, Billy Hassell and Gallery at UTA director, Benito Huerta will take place on Wednesday, February 9 beginning at 12:30 pm. Both talks will meet in UT Arlington’s Fine Arts Building, Room 148.
The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10A.M. - 5 P.M., Saturday 12 - 5P.M.
Located on first floor in room 169 at the north end of the Fine Arts Building, UTA Campus, 502
S. Cooper St., Arlington, Texas.
For more information, contact Benito Huerta 817-272-3143, or Patricia
The 2010-2011 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, Nerwin & Martin Fine Art Services and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Artists included in Impressions: Prints Made in Texas
Daniel Martin Diaz
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Sarojini Jha Johnson
J. Salvador Lopez
J. Ha Moon
Juan Miquel Ramos
Jaune Quick to See Smith
Frank X. Tolbert
Liz J. Ward