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August 2 - September 16, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 2 from 5 to 8 pm

Edward Cella
10 E. Figueroa Street
Downtown Santa Barabara
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

This group exhibition features prints by some of the most renowned 20th century artists: Billy Al Bengston, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, James Rosenquist, Wayne Thiebaud and other contemporary printmakers including Hugo Crosthwaite.

Since the emergence of dedicated print workshops (including Gemini G.E.L., Tyler Graphics and Tamarind Lithography Workshop) in the early 1960s, printmaking has become a distinct endeavor for many artists, rather than an auxiliary activity that supports a larger project. Working in collaboration with master printers, artists create projects that rival the complexities and intricacies of their original painting and drawings. Printmaking allows for a deeper understanding of each artist's process and oeuvre.

Impression: Contemporary/Modern Prints 1960-today offers an unusual opportunity to discover the range and diversity of print and edition-making techniques. A variety of techniques, including monotype, engraving and lithography are featured in this exhibition. Impression is a diverse exhibition that illuminates moments in the careers of individual artists, while bringing them together under the venerable and varied medium of printmaking.

For more information please contact Edward Cella Art + Architecture