Gallery 210 to showcase 15 years of Wildwood Press
Since 1996, the artists of St. Louis-based Wildwood Press have churned out massive prints, often on handmade paper. “Wildwood Press 1996-2009,” a new retrospective exhibit that will be on display in Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will sample from 15 years of work by those artists.
The exhibit will open Feb. 17 and run through May 28. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the gallery.
Wildwood Press is known for its custom papermaking and large-scale printmaking done on an etching press capable of creating prints measuring at 5 feet by 10 feet. The Gallery 210 exhibit will feature work by Wildwood Press artists Ann Appleby, Jerald Ieans, Josely Carvalho, Mary Judge, Michael Berkhemer, Valarie Hammond, Yizhak Elyashiv, David Scanavino, Juan Sanchez and David Shapiro. It will also mark the first St. Louis showing of the newest Wildwood Press collaboration, “Natural Curiosities” by Jane Hammond.
Katherine Rodway serves as curator of the exhibit.
In conjunction with the retrospective, The Center of Humanities at UMSL will present a Monday Noon Series lecture by Wildwood Press founder Maryanne Ellison Simmons from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 21 in Gallery 210. The lecture and all exhibits at Gallery 210 are free and open to the public.
The Gallery 210 is in the Telecommunity Center at UMSL, One University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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