https://www.bostonprintmakers.org/biennials/biennial-2019/ Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College
Jewett Arts Center, 106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481
Art, Date Idea, University
The North American Print Biennial will be held August 26-Sept 29, at the Jewett Art
Gallery at Wellesley College, with a formal reception on September 8 from 2-5 PM, with Curator Shelley Langdale in attendance. In a veritable explosion of strong and evocative prints, this newest edition of the North American Print Biennial measures the climate of artists’ concerns - and the temperature is heating up. Organized by The Boston Printmakers, an international printmaking organization based in Boston, this exhibition is one of the most noted major print reviews held across the entire U.S., and includes U.S., Canadian, and Cuban artists.
The Boston Printmakers invited respected curator Shelley Langdale to select the works. Langdale is the recently appointed Curator and Head of the Department of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery, and formerly Associate Curator of Prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Langdale reviewed 1700 prints and organized the exhibition of 105 artists. Langdale characterizes the works as having “an increased focus on divisive social, political, and cultural issues–racism, immigration, climate change, and sexism–heightened by escalated tensions in the current political climate.... It is heartening to see, as represented here, a growing diversity of cultural references, ethnicity and gender represented in contemporary work that is more reflective of the U.S. population.” Printmakers continue to play a vital role as voices of cultural change, following in a long history of dissemination of information and ideas through printed
forms. On Sunday, September 8, Shelley Langdale will give a Curator’s Lecture at 1 PM, which is free and open to the public. She will also give a gallery talk on Monday September 9 at 1 PM.
Hosting this year’s Biennial is the Jewett Art Gallery, the premier exhibition venue for the Art Department at Wellesley College, directed by Samara Pearlstein. The Gallery is an important teaching resource, an architectural showcase space, and a versatile venue for dynamic and inventive contemporary art programming.
Please note that gallery hours are 10 am - 4 pm on weekdays (Mon-Fri), and 12 - 5 pm on weekends (Sat/Sun).
Contact the Gallery Director at [email protected] or 781-283-2043 with any questions.