Ron Meick, “Talking Pictures”
June 1 – July 2
Opening reception was
Saturday, June 10
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Washington Printmakers Gallery is pleased to present Talking Pictures, recent prints of Ron Meick, all which incorporate a sound element that is activated by a button on each work. These works explore the artist’s role to ask questions and to provoke interaction, which communicate issues that can expand the meaning of the art object.
Topics that are highlighted include government, decision-making, competence, and the elusive search of what is true. Various printmaking techniques such as lithography, mezzotint, monotype, and woodcut are utilized in this exhibition along with some sculptural elements. The soundtracks include various instruments, sound effects, and voice that lend a disturbing but challenging texture to these works. They are imprinted on a soundcard very much like the visual process or printmaking.
Ron Meick is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design in sculpture and is the 2016 winner of the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for works on paper. He has shown throughout the Northeast and is in many private collections and Library of Congress.
Review in the Washington Post
Click here to read Mark Jenkins’ 6/21/2017 review in the Washington Post. “Ron Meick’s witty show at Washington Printmakers Gallery … [is] … diverse in style, theme and media. Augmenting the complexity are soundcards … and … several of the works are three-dimensional as well as aural.”