New Bellamy Printz Monoprints Go on View in Cleveland Heights

Thu 2/20 @ 5-8PM

Bellamy Printz is well known in the local visual artists community. I 1996, she was one of four co-founders of Zygote Press, a nonprofit studio/gallery devoted to printmaking, which as since spawned numerous similar organizations for other media.

Printz’s own practice is print-based, but she also draws on photography to create her work. For her next show, titled Time Elastic, which opens at Cleveland Heights’ Foothill Galleries of the Photo Succession this week, she combines them again for a series of photographic monoprints.

“The dialogue between the present and past has always been at the core of my work,” says Printz in her artist statement. “As the only child of only children, I am the disorganized archivist, the ersatz hunter, discovering the prize by mistake and happily reveling in the riches of my quarry — the intrigue of images taken of and by my parents and grandparents, dating back over a century.  And so I recontextualize them — the embedded aura of a straight photographic original lifted — and I reengage in a connective way, formally and emotionally.”

“If we are to truly expand ourselves and understand the extent of our experience, how can we fully be present all the time?” she continues. “The works on paper in Time Elastic consider this conundrum and explore the impact of environment, expression and gesture as it relates to the relationship of memory and presence.”

It opens with a free public reception Thu 2/20 @ 5-8pm and will remain on view through Mon 4/20.

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