Passages: Monotypes by Clare Winslow
September 20, 2018 – March 4, 2018
Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2018 2-4PM
Passages is an exhibit of handpulled prints that offers abstracted views of nature, light, and seasonal change. These monotypes, or one-of-a-kind prints, were created with a printing press, paper, and waterbased inks. Sometimes I take an experimental approach by combining monotyping with techniques such as screenprinting, mixed media, drawing, embroidery or drypoint. “Happy accidents” are embraced, as they nudge me to welcome change and stay fully present during the act of creation.
The images are directly influenced by the changes in light, time, and season that I witness through my studio window in Maryland, by memories of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, or the two years I spent living in Japan. I am especially interested in the hushed sense of waiting that accompanies a cusp, such as the advent of spring, the transition to autumn, or the moment between dusk and darkness. Some of the titles are influenced by poetry, such as in “Passing Between” (Basho) or “Hope is an Echo” (Sandburg). “
A native of Washington, D.C. and third-generation artist, Clare’s training includes a degree in painting, a master’s degree in Teaching, and years of post-graduate study at the Corcoran College of Art. Her focus on printmaking has allowed her to integrate a broad range of artistic interests: drawing, photography, digital imaging and painting. Clare’s work has been included in group and solo shows in the US and overseas. She is a former Denbo fellow at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and received an Artist and Scholars Grant from the Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland in 2016. Clare’s work is united by the themes of connectivity, the decline of nature, and the passage of time. She teaches Printmaking at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.