Fri 1/8-Sun 2/21
Jen Craun is one of the area’s best known printmakers, whose work has been exhibited all around town including at SPACES, the Morgan Art of Paper Conservatory, the Beck Center, Heights Arts and Zygote Press where she worked for a decade and was associate director.
Versed in a variety of printmaking techniques, she’s developed a new body of work in the last year of wood intalgio prints. An exhibition of this latest work, which she calls Inherent, opens at the Maria Neil Art Project this weekend. With a theme of mining and exploration, featuring gold leaf laid over images of mountains, sonography and gem-like structures, it explores, she says, “the molecular and chemical makeup of these elements invisible to the eye, revealing similarities to the final state of refinement.”
“I’m interested in notions of value, and how we examine and measure this ideal. Through the lens of the earth as the giver of these inherent gifts or treasures to be searched and found,” she says.
The show opens with a free reception Fri 1/8 @ 5-1pm during Walk All Over Waterloo. It runs through Sun 2/21.