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"Patterned Behavior - Moku-Hanga: Japanese Waterbase Woodcuts by April Vollmer and Sarah Hauser"
2000-04-18 until 2000-05-19
Organization of Independent Artists
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
This show will explore juxtapositions between artificial repetitive patterns
and patterns in nature. Both artists utilize the centuries-old technique of
Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock printmakers. They bring to these traditional
Japanese materials and methods their own individual styles and content. This
labor-intensive printmaking process invites the use of multiple carved
blocks, achieving a rich and luminous effect in the layering of line, color,
pattern and texture.
April Vollmer received an M.F.A. at Hunter College. In addition to a recent
solo exhibit at A.I.R. Gallery, the artist has exhibited at the Islip Art
Museum, Goddard Riverside Art Center, Dieu DonnČ Papermill and other
galleries nationally and internationally. She has curated exhibitions
concerning environmental issues at Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art
Center, Minor Injury Gallery, the Bronx River Art Center and other nonprofit
spaces in New York City. She has also organized an exhibition at Ceres
Gallery of women artists who use printmaking as a primary means of
expression. April is a member of the Lower East Side Printshop, and has
taught hanga workshops there and at other locations across the country.
Sarah Hauser was bom in San Francisco, and has lived in New York for the past
twenty years. She studied drawing at the Art Students League and Spring
Studio; and studied painting, printmaking and papermaking at Cooper Union,
Manhattan Graphics, the Lower East Side Printshop and Dieu Donne Papermill.
Her exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad have included Barrett House, Purdue
University, Noho Gallery, Woman-Made Gallery (Chicago), Dean Lesher Regional
Center for the Arts (California) and Third KIWA Exhibition and Tour in Japan.
She has steadily built a body of work, evolving from drawing and painting to
monoprints, linocuts and woodblock prints. During the past few years she has
become completely immersed in the Japanese method of woodblock printmaking,
which she studied with Jonathan and Miwako Glick, Kathy Caraccio, April
Vollmer and Yasuyuki Shibata. Sarah is also currently teaching papermaking
and other art projects to public school children through Dieu Donne Papermill
and Arts Connection.
The gallery is located on the fourth floor of 402 Hudson Street. Gallery
hours are Tuesday - Friday, 1-5 p.m. The opening reception will be Thursday,
April 20, 5-7 p.m.
For further information, contact Nadini Richardson or Pam Cooper at
212-219-9213. April Vollmer works can be viewed on her website at
http://www.aprilvollmer.com. Sarah Hauser works can be viewed at http://www.woodblock.com/forum/members/hauser/.