Ship students talk print making with seasoned gallery curator

Art discussion

Esther Adler, associate curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Art, NYC presented in the Kauffman Gallery on Thursday, February 13. Adler discussed specific pieces in the Pace Prints exhibit and all of the complexities that go into creating prints.

Adler’s experience ranges from working at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as a graduate fellow to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. While she spoke, she traveled through the exhibit pointing out her favorite pieces and the fine details that make each one special.

“It’s endlessly complicated with the sheer number of techniques and possibilities that people use to make prints,” Adler stated.

Over thirty people including students and professors gathered to hear about Adler’s experience and more about the intricate details of the prints. The exhibit features multiple prints created using traditional and modern printmaking. Pace Prints is a publisher of contemporary fine art prints and provides facilities which allow artists to create pieces that can be shown and offered for sale wide varieties of prints by contemporary artists from the 1960s to present.

“It opens up a door to students who want to do the same thing and gives them an idea of the different jobs that are available in the art industry,” said Anna Jedrejczyk, a freshman art major. “It was also great to hear the explanation and process of printmaking at a place like Ship.”

The Pace Print exhibit is open until February 26. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m.-1 :00 p.m.