Saturday, February 16th, 2-5pm
WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT WOODCUT BLOCK PRINTS?
Join us for this giant show of original woodcut block prints and see for yourself what makes them unique. Transparent inks overlap to create multiple colors, and the impression of the woodblock on the paper creates a sculptural depth that can only be appreciated in person.
Peter’s first black and white block prints led to a Grammy nomination in 2011 for album packaging on Anaïs Mitchell’s “Hadestown”. This show encompasses the work he’s done since then to expand his palette using color, pattern and narrative imagery to illuminate his visions.
Opening reception will include a small print demo.
Peter Nevins is a Portland favorite. His hand-cut giant wood blocks are stunning to behold, and his care and craft in printing prints is beyond reproach.
“Woodcut printmaking gets me beyond myself in art because it’s a collaboration with nature. In carving the image in wood, you never really know how it’s going to turn out. You may have a really really good idea of how it will turn out, but there’s nothing like the feeling of rolling the ink on the block for the first time and seeing just what you’ve actually done.”