Thursday, September 27, 2012

UPPER VALLEY: Lois Masor Beatty to exhibit new monoprints.

Lois Masor Beatty - New Monoprints
Squared Lines XVI, a collagraph by Lois Beatty
Two Rivers Printmaking Studio
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 

6 - 8 pm
Exhibit continues through October 31, 2012

Lois Masor Beatty, long-time artist member and board member at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio will be showing new monoprints done in collagraph and solar-plate etching in October.

Lois has been a member of Two Rivers since its first year of existence when she moved to the Upper Valley from Boston. Early in her career she preferred painting to printmaking  because the repetition of making a traditional edition of the same image did not appeal to her. Then she discovered monoprints and was hooked. This endlessly variable medium allows the artist to work themes by repeating part of an idea and making new, altered versions of a print. She was introduced to monoprints at Rugg Road Paper and Prints in Somerville, Massachusetts. When she moved to the Upper Valley, she joined the studio and learned a wide range of both traditional and experimental techniques from the many talented artists who have been involved with the studio.

The work in this show makes use of collagraph printmaking which uses coated and carved cardboard instead of metal for plates, as well as solar plate printmaking which is another non-toxic method using a steel plate coated with a light-sensitive material that is developed using light and water. Lois says that, "I enjoy particularly the opportunity monoprinting gives the artist for spontaneity and a fluid, painterly result."

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio
85 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT