Anna Hepler: Woodblock Prints
Opening Thursday, March 25, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues through May 1, 2010
The Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Anna Hepler: Woodblock Prints. Hepler, ME, will exhibit a series of large and small woodblock prints on kozo-shi paper from her 2007-2008 Wolfecut series. Hepler’s ability to translate the familiar and commonplace into the abstract is both remarkable and fascinating.
Subtle wood grain pattern, a field of color, pressed and released leaves hard edges on soft colors. Hepler draws from essential forms in the everyday; braids, interlocking lattices, flowers and fireworks all become abstracted shapes. Grids spiraled into knots, circles neatly lined and stacked and carved braids make up the Wolfecut series. Although clean lined, there is much physical effort behind each hand carved shape. Layering remains a constant in Hepler’s work; blacks, over fine grays, transparent warm oranges and slate blue under clear cerulean.
Anna Hepler, ME, received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and BA from Oberlin College, OH. She lives and works in Maine with her family, and teaches at Vermont College, Montpelier, and Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. Hepler, the recipient of numerous grants and awards, has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Her work is included in public and private collections such as; The Tate Gallery, London; Wellesley College, MA; Library of Congress, Washington DC; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Please feel free to contact the gallery if you have any questions or wish to receive more information regarding Anna Hepler. All images from the exhibition may also be viewed on the gallery website: