Washington Printmakers Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new prints by Nina Muys titled Up-Close and Far Away on display May 4-27, 2017. The title celebrates the emergence of nature as well as her love of travel.
Please join the artist and her friends on Sunday, May 7, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. for the artist’s reception.
Muys’ home in Silver Spring, Maryland, is adjacent to a creek and surrounded by gardens and wildlife. She also owns a second home and studio on the water on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Her carborundum intaglio prints are close observation of flowers and objects found in both environments and express a deep and peaceful connection to the natural world. Wanderlust is a theme of her monoprints, which take the viewer to Italy, Germany, Maine, and California.
Most of the work was done with carborundum intaglio, a non-toxic method she invented. The process mimics aquatint and has a soft and painterly quality. Her mono prints are created using plexiglass. A watercolor sketch of the scene is placed under the plexiglass and traced with an engraving tool. The plate is then inked up with rollers and wiped with cheesecloth.
Born in Austria, Nina Muys is a founding member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery and has shown her work locally and internationally for 40 years. Her most recent retrospective was at the Austrian Embassy in 2008 and a solo show at WPG in 2014. Her work is in numerous collections such as the University of Maryland, the National Institutes of Health, and the Museum of Women in the Arts.
Spring Art Walk, May 5
REMEMBER: Spring Art Walk, Friday, May 5, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is a pleasant evening event held twice a year by the Georgetown Galleries. Our gallery will be open the extra hours to 8:00 p.m. Several other nearby galleries will be open as well.
Children’s Printmaking Workshop, May 13
The Children’s Printmaking Workshop on Sunday, May 13, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. is free but reservations are suggested. Please call the gallery at 202 669-1497 or use the form on our Contact Page to send us an email.
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