Please join this Thursday 4/26 at 4:30pm in the Calapooia Center Gallery as we host Jen G Pywell. Her work is an amazing installation of prints. The artist will give a talk and we will have refreshments! Her poster and artist statement can be found below. Jen is dual-enrolled at LBCC and OSU. Looking forward to seeing you there! For more information, see the Artist’s Statement, featured below.
“Like It Was Yesterday”
Print Installation by Jen G. Pywell
Opening April 26, 2018, 4:30-5:30pm
On view until May 13, 2018
Calapooia Center Gallery
Any five of the senses can bring up memories – elaborate stories from the past, a wide range of
feelings, nostalgia and regret. Some are never forgotten and others fade away. While memories
are often retold with phrases like “it is crystal clear” or “like it happened yesterday” it is never
the same as the actual events – but an often distorted, incomplete or embellished version of
the truth. And each time a specific memory surfaces the less accurate it becomes.
The repetitive process of printing travels along this path. As each edition is printed the more it
differs from the original printing plate.
I chose woodblock printing as the medium for this show because the physical act of carving an
image into wood parallels the way images are stored in the mind. Both are sometimes tossed
aside never to be considered again, while some are repeated endlessly but never identical. In
addition to the editions prints, I included for each image (in the following order): drawings,
woodblocks, test prints, edition prints (inside yellow bars) and the ghost prints.
The yellow bars highlight the best numbered prints, which would normally be shown in a print
show. I find it interesting how as people we tend to focus on our best work or characteristics
while forgetting all the mistakes it took to get us to our “best.”
The sculpture to the left of the wall is a bag coated in resin and filled with images that were not
included in the show. They are smashed together, crushed and crumbled as I imagine
inaccessible memories live in the mind.
All editions prints are for sale: $15
100% of artist’s commission will go toward college tuition
Email or call: firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-791-7607
Top Row From Left: Snail, Fu Dog, Cricket in a Goldfish Bag, Camera, Guitar, Grill, Monkey Bars, Pineapple, Car,
Band Aid, My Little Pony, Fuffy (Teddy Bear), Glue, Cabin, Couch, Walker, Percolator, Rose, Door Knockers
“Queens,” Italian Horn, Honey Bear, Wife Beater (Undershirt), Telephone, Standing Bear, Cigarette
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