28 February 2012

Flat File Print Show in Maine


A flat file is a system of shallow drawers designed to store artwork. In recent years, flat file has also come to mean a collection of unframed works on paper which are available for viewing by collectors, scholars, curators, or others who might be interested. For a couple of years I've had work housed in the Zea Mays Printmaking flat file in Florence, Massachusetts, where curators recently visited to make selections for a new exhibition in Portland, Maine. I'm happy to say that my woodblock print Borders #3: Israel/Palestine was selected.

The exhibition, called Print/Counter-Print, promises to be a printmaking extravaganza. In addition to work from the Zea Mays flat file, Rose Contemporary gallery in Portland will also be showing works selected from the flat files of the Peregrine Press and the new Maine College of Art Flat File Project featuring work by printmaking students. 

You can see an online preview of the 60 or so works that were selected to be displayed at this link. In addition to the displayed works, Rose Contemporary will have more work by each of the participating artists available for sale and public viewing in a special flat file at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit, so don't forget to ask to see more.

PRINT/COUNTER-PRINT, PORTLAND ME
March 1 - March 31, 2012
Opening reception Friday, March 2, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Closing reception Saturday, March 31, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Rose Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
492 Congress Street, Portland, ME

4 comments:

Tibi Chelcea said...

Congratulations! It looks like a really nice show.

Annie B said...

Thanks Tibi!

Sherrie Y said...

What a clever idea for an exhibition! And hmmmm..... how to adapt it for a studio sale? Thanks for the bee in my bonnet...

MaRegina said...

success!