Opening this Week! / by Michael Rich

Singular Repetitions, UMASS Dartmouth

Lindsey Beal, Kim Gatesman, Amanda Means, Denny Moers, Michael Rich

Reception: March 9, 2017 - Thursday, AHA! Night, 7-9, Artists Talk 7.30 pm, University Art Gallery, Downtown New Bedford.
Curated by Viera Levitt
Exhibition Dates: Feb 6 - March 16, 2017

Days and Nights in Spain V, 2017, Intaglio Monoprint, 12 x 10 in

The exhibition, Singular Repetitions at UMass Dartmouth University Art Gallery in Downtown New Bedford features one-of-a-kind prints by Lindsey Beal, Kim Gatesman, Amanda Means, Denny Moers, and Michael Rich. The reception was rescheduled to Thursday, AHA! Night, March 9 from 7 to 9 pm with the artists' talk at 7.30 pm.
Singular Repetitions presents work created in various techniques from daguerreotypes to electrostatic monoprints, exploring the limits of printmaking as a medium as well as experimental approaches to the monoprint and photographic monoprint.

Lindsey Beal is a photo-based artist in Providence, whose work combines historical and contemporary lives of women with historical photographic processes, such as daguerreotypes. Both her abstract cyanotype prints that are embedded in resin within Petri dishes and her Venus series, carry hidden stories.
New Bedford based printmaker and painter Kim Gatesman explores scientific visualization and physics. For this exhibition, she created a new body of work that makes her experiments with static electricity visible with the help of black powder pigments utilizing her unique combinations of electrostatic monotype and chine collé.
Amanda Means is known for her experimentation with alternative, camera-less photography. This artist, based in Beacon, NY presents abstract works that result from her unique understanding of the darkroom process. Her technique allows her to 'play' with the surface of the paper, folding or scoring it while permitting the liquid chemicals to make their marks in a more or less controlled environment.
Rhode Island artist Denny Moers presents a new body of work in his series, titled Consumed Structures that use images of old houses altered over time by nature. The surface of these photographs is further altered during the print developing process by controlling the action of light on the darkroom chemicals applied on sensitized photographic paper. Through his unique process, Moers is able to obtain colors from black to deep rust in his black-and-white images.
In his new series, Michael Rich who lives and works in Providence, RI and Nantucket MA, creates abstract layered intaglio monoprints using a combination of various etching plates in different hues. They are often turned upside down and paired with additional or repetitive images in color to create depth and the interactions of form.

Days and Nights in Spain II, 2017, Intaglio Monoprint, 12 x 10 in

The show, Singular Repetitions, offers a quietly exciting, focused, calculated, yet very free and experimentally based opportunity to question the established rules of printmaking and the photographic process. It is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm from February 6 to March 16, 2017.


Days and Nights in Spain XXIV, 2017, Intaglio Monoprint, 12 x 10 in

University Art Gallery
College of Visual and Performing Arts
UMass Dartmouth, 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Viera Levitt, Gallery Director and Exhibition Curator,
Gallery Hours: 9 am - 6 pm daily, closed on major holidays.
Open until 9 pm during AHA! Nights (the second Thursday of every month).


Days and Nights in Spain XXVI, 2017, Intaglio Monoprint, 12 x 10 in