Judith Taylor Gallery is pleased to present Paper Trail, an undergraduate exhibition of prints and proofs exploring experimentation and process. It features nine undergraduate students from Arcadia as well as Temple University, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. The exhibition, juried and curated by Katie Bye, will be open to the community until April 30th.
When explaining her process of making an intaglio print, Jiatong Tian states, “The force to use when you clean out the ink from a plate, the wetness of the paper, the time of the plate in the acid...these all matter in order to make good and clear prints. Even the technique seems simple, but the thoughts behind can be very complicated.”
The community is encouraged to view the prints to have a behind the scenes perspective to the medium. It includes a variety of techniques of printmaking, including color reduction relief, lithography, intaglio, screenprinting. It is a rare opportunity view the artist’s approach to their process. Typically, the goal is to make editions as similar as possible. However, in an exhibition with print, artist proofs, as well as plates, the goal is to celebrate difference, embrace accidents, and recognize the development of the artist’s choices.