Technology and Touch: Printmaking from San Francisco and Reykjavik

Receptions: Thursday, April 5, 6 - 8 pm - Collector’s Reception; Friday, April 6, 6 - 9 pm - First Friday Opening Reception; Saturday, April 7, 2 pm - Artists Talk (Monica Farrar Miller, Michelle Murillo, Carrie Ann Plank, Robynn Smith)

Location: Art Square, 1025 South First St #155, Las Vegas, NV 89101

TEL: 719-371-5640 
Exhibition: April 5th - May 1st, 2018

Hours: Wednesday- Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 12-9pm


The authenticity of art resides in human expression, in our ability to use tools to further our ideas. The hand refers to the individual. It is our personal mark, our connection with our humanity, our relationship with nature and the wild.  Technology is innovation; bright, shiny and complex.                                                                           

Since the advent of the printing press, a major technological breakthrough, printmaking has always reflected the relationship between technology and the hand. A mark is made, and through the alchemy of technology, that mark is transformed and transferred to another surface. That relationship is always there, from the Gutenberg Bibles of the mid 15th century to today’s laser cutters and photopolymer plates, the best printmakers seek just the right balance of handwork and technology.                                   

Both Reykjavík and the San Francisco Bay Area function as technological giants, yet in both places it is possible to feel the primitive, powerful nature of the wild. A five-minute drive out of Iceland’s Capital, is a primordial landscape of hot springs and lava. Standing a few hundred yards from the Golden Gate Bridge, the power of the Pacific Ocean is unfurled in an unbroken vista, all the way to Japan.

Every printmaker must strike a balance between technology and touch. This exhibition explores that balance, showcasing printmakers from two cities with a striking relationship between contemporary technology and the timelessness of nature.                                                                                                                        Co-Curators: Carrie Ann Plank and Robynn Smith

Exhibiting Artists:

(San Francisco) Jimin Lee, Monica Farrar Miller, Michelle Murillo, Carrie Ann Plank, Robynn Smith                         

(Reykjavík) Greta Mjöll Bjarnadóttir, Valgerdur Hauksdóttir, Elvar Örn Kjartansson, Soffia Sæmundsdóttir, Laura Valentinoto