Ephraim, Wis. (August 22, 2022) – The Hardy Gallery presents Focus on Five, a print show guest curated by Christine Style. This show explores a deeper view of prints by five artists from “The Devil’s Dictionary” Vox Populi printmaking exchange project. Exhibiting artists include Barry Carlsen (Wisconsin), Mary Hood (Arizona), Rachael Griffin (Wisconsin), Andy Rubin (Wisconsin), and Jayne Reid Jackson (Wisconsin). The exhibit will be on view from September 3 through October 9 with an opening reception on Friday, September 2, 5:30-7 pm.
Starting with “The Devil’s Dictionary” print exchange for inspiration, Christine Style who is Professor Emeritus of Art & Design at UW-Green Bay, selected five established artists who work in a variety of printmaking techniques, including lithography, screen-print, mezzotint, photogravure, and monotype for this exhibit.
In addition, the entire portfolio from “The Devil’s Dictionary” print exchange will be on view, which includes 28 artists who were randomly assigned a letter or symbol and then chose a word that resonated with them on some level, inspired by the work of American Civil War soldier, journalist, and writer, Ambrose Bierce.
Bierce’s witty and satirical glossaries of words appeared in newspapers and publications around the turn of the 20th century. The writings were gathered into books, first as The Cynic’s Word Book in 1906 and then in a more complete version titled The Devil’s Dictionary in 1911.
This concludes the Hardy Gallery’s exhibit schedule for the 2022 season. For more information about upcoming events please check out the Hardy’s website www.thehardy.org.