Ope, Not Ope
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Come to the opening reception of the group exhibition “Ope, Not Ope: A Wisconsin Printmakers Exposition” from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art.

This exhibition features a collection of works from the best printmakers in the Midwest and is open Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 10.

“Ope, Not Ope: A Wisconsin Printmakers Exposition” is an unapologetic group exhibition displaying distinguished artists from across the state. The exhibition promotes the breadth of media and practices that exemplify the rich tradition and diversity of printmaking, including relief printing, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, and monoprints.

Artist Jay Arpin’s striking woodcuts portray detailed landscapes and scenic spaces through high-contrast shallow sculpted images. Lisa Bigalke’s colorful reduction linocuts describe and defend Wisconsin’s native natural elements and environments. In Yeonhee Cheong’s screen prints, she explores her own identity as a woman in relation to the environment, social structures, and politics.

The lithographic work of Derek Hibbs are deceptively playful social commentaries of complex figures and other surprising anthropomorphic bodies. Jayne Reid Jackson’s intaglios are vibrant hand-printed metal plates depicting intimately detailed still-life scenes. The socially charged handmade books of Benjamin D Rinehart include pressure prints and hand stamping. And finally, Evelyn Terry’s monoprints include mixed media non-objective forms composed of dramatic colors and speedy marks and shapes.

The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. All art exhibits are free and open to the public.

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Office of Performing and Visual Arts

For more information, contact:

H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art: 262-551-6341