NewsPress Release - September 13, 2000Landscape Prints on Exhibit at Marlboro College
MARLBORO, VT - "In Black and White: Landscape Prints by Claire Van Vliet" will be on exhibit in the Drury Gallery at Marlboro College from September 28 through October 29.
Based on landscapes in northern Vermont, New Mexico, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, Van Vliet's work is illustrative but emphasizes strongly abstract and expressive form.
This retrospective show includes various combinations of drawing, lithography, etching, watercolor, and paper pulp painting. The Newark, Vermont, artist's most recent works are vitriographs -- intaglio prints made with acid etched and sand blasted glass plates.
Extensive travel, drawing, and the printing of much of the work in this exhibit were made possible by a five-year fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation that allowed Van Vliet to take a hiatus from her book production work.
Originally developed and first presented by the Bates College Museum of Art in March 1999, this exhibit is also being shown at the North Dakota Museum of Art, the University of Maine, and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Van Vliet is recognized internationally for her work as printmaker, typographer, illustrator, and publisher of limited edition artist's books, working in collaboration with numerous writers and visual artists. She also has been a pioneer in the development of paper pulp painting, building layered images that are in the basic structure of large paper sheets.
A graduate of San Diego State College, Van Vliet holds an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate School, Scripps College. Her work is in the permanent collections of museums and libraries throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
She has taught drawing, lithography, and book arts at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, The University of Wisconsin, and The University of Vermont, and has presented lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
A gallery talk and reception will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 10. Regular gallery hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday. The gallery will also be open on Saturday, September 30.
The exhibit, gallery talk, and reception are free and open to the public. The gallery is fully accessible.
For more information, please call (802) 257-4333.