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Intersecting Lines    Nov 15 - Dec 12, 2012


Yuichi Hasegawa, Miku Ishizaki, Il Lee, Soo Im Lee, Kenji Nagai, Gwenn Thomas, Richard Tsao, Masahiko Tsubota, Zheng Xuewu, and Ayomi Yoshida.

Art Projects International is pleased to announce “Intersecting Lines,” an exhibition of contemporary prints presented in collaboration with the Tolman Collection. For nearly two decades, Art Projects International has supported a diverse roster of international artists, with most of these contemporary artists working across a wide range of media including printmaking. The Tolman Collection has worked with Japanese artists since 1975 and is specifically known as a publisher of contemporary Japanese prints.

This exhibition of works by ten artists offers numerous lines of intersection of interest, influence and technique. Viewers will appreciate seeing masterful examples, in contemporary interpretation, of familiar and not so familiar printing techniques—woodblock, etching, silkscreen, lithograph, drypoint and aquatint. Close examination of the works reveals both traditional and contemporary combinations of techniques and material that include uses of lacquer resin and acrylic plates and approaches lyrical in name and stunning in effect like sugarlift and spitbite.

Amongst the works of “Intersecting Lines” are selections from the portfolio “Hope–Aspirations in the Abstract,” a 2012 Tolman Collection publication of artists responding to the disaster at Fukushima based on the premise of hope for the future.

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