Opening Reception: Fri, May 3, 5-8 pm
On Display April 19-June 1, 2019
Printmaking, especially using monotype techniques, can be a spontaneous way to play with both surface texture and color. This series of layered monotypes (with collage) continues my experimentation with layers of color over color. Using folded fabric, I transfer layers of ink one at a time onto thin Asian paper. The fabric works as a stencil leaving both embossed texture and a printed pattern. The result depends on how the fabric is folded and placed and the order in which the inks are layered. I love all aspects of printmaking, but for me the best moment is pulling the print when it’s gone through the press to discover whether or not the particular experiment succeeded.
Jane Quale is a native Oregonian who has turned to printmaking as an outlet for artistic experimentation since joining A6 as a studio member in 2014. This work exhibits Jane’s interest in both fiber arts and printmaking.