Printing History: Observation, Imagination, and the Ephemeral
April 16–May 12, 2019
Burton D. Morgan Gallery
Thursday, April 18
Student Gallery Talks at 7:00 p.m.
- Printing History Catalogue (.pdf)
- Printing History Image Gallery
- About Printing History Video
- Press Release
In a world of infinite images, it is difficult to imagine a time when artworks were individual. The original graphic revolution began around 1400, with the emergence of mass-produced images on paper. Print media entered the European market alongside moveable type, and over the course of nearly five-hundred years, transformed the history of art, aesthetics, and collection. Early examples replaced medieval model books, and in the Renaissance, their dissemination amplified antiquarian interests across the European continent. Painters often turned to prints to advertise their more monumental compositions, or to promote the comparison of styles. Prints also offered new avenues for artistic experimentation, redefining categories of landscape and portraiture. More affordable and widely available than paintings, these popular images have played an important role in shaping cultural definitions of canon, creativity, and industry. From Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol, this exhibition surveys the contexts of Western printmaking to illuminate the ways in which artists interrogated the history and possibility of print media, exposing the tensions between imitation, invention, and status.
Tracy Cosgriff, Assistant Professor of Art History
The College of Wooster
The College of Wooster Art Museum routinely supports exhibition projects that synthesize course work with the research of objects selected from the CWAM's permanent collection. This year's collaborative exhibition is part of Tracy Cosgriff's History of Prints seminar, featuring prints ranging in date from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. I thank Tracy for leading the students and the exhibition to a resoundingly successful conclusion, and congratulate the student curators for their considerable contributions to the life of these objects. As always, I thank Doug McGlumphy, CWAM Preparator/Collections Manager, for his role in supporting object-based teaching at The College of Wooster.
Kitty McManus Zurko
- Katarina Baltisberger ’20, Art History Major
- Mackenzie Clark ‘19, Art History & English Double Major
- Regan Clark ‘19, English & Art History Double Major
- Ilaria Crum ‘19, Art History & Anthropology Double Major
- Jack Felch ‘20, Studio Art Major
- Claire Jennings ‘21, Art History Major
- Laurén Kozlowski ‘20, Art History & Archaeology Double Major
- Emma Root ‘19, History & Studio Art Double Major
- Sophie Schrader ‘19, Sociology Major
- Jonas Short ‘21, Art History & Anthropology Double Major
- Sarah Stutler ‘20, Art History & English Double Major
- Samantha Tromba ‘20, Art History Major
- Lilly Woerner ‘21, Art History & Chemistry Double Major
- Adria Woodruff ‘20, Art History Major
2019 STUDIO ART SENIOR INDEPENDENT GROUP EXHIBITION
April 26 –May 5, 2019
Senior Research Symposium
Friday, April 26, 2019
Senior studio art majors will be present in the gallery from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to discuss their work.
This annual group exhibition features work selected from eleven studio art major’s Senior Independent Study exhibitions.
- Lorelei Carrier '19
- Julia Cavallo '19
- Juliana Davis '19
- Marissa Fiume '19
- Reagan Kazyak '19
- Thanh Nguyen '19
- Emma Root '19
- Toshiko Tanaka '19
- Hao Tang '19
- Pyae Thein '19
- Carolyn Webster '19.