Artists redefine printmaking
In the above image, Koichi Kiyono’s “Cultivation II” is found in a room of the Museum of Modern Art on Georgia College’s campus. The artist’s choice of medium is etching on cotton-wool and felt.
Carlos Herrera, museum studies professor, makes it a part of his mission to bring art to GC students, so he worked with Samuel Yates from the University of Tennessee to bring the exhibit “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers.” Native-American artist, James Luna, originally planned to visit the school, but due to medical issues he was unable to do so. This did not stop Herrera from bringing together an intense and educational exhibition for students and faculty to enjoy. The exhibit opened April 16 and plans to be available until May 11. The art can be viewed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Samuel Yates also visited GC on Wednesday, April 25 for a curator talk allowing students and faculty to speak and ask questions about the exhibition. Each artist has his or her own style and creativity, which allows for him or her to redefine printmaking. The artists of this exhibit push the boundaries of prints creating images from that of melons that look like planets in the Solar System to sushi with chopsticks.