July 14 to August 28, 2018
Opening reception, Saturday, July 14, 1 – 5pm.
Also open on Gallery Night – July 20, 5-9pm & Gallery Day – July 21, 1-5pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12-5 and by appointment (contact 414-520-3891)
Musical Prints and Choreographed Lines is an exhibition of etchings, engravings and drawings by Arthur Thrall. His complex images include music notations, scientific illustration and bits of illuminated manuscripts. The marks of these distinct symbolic languages are a kind of visual music. The honed techniques of this master printmaker are on full display in these prints. The use of multiple plates, music engraving punches, myriad intaglio processes and hand-coloring demonstrate Thrall's expansive approach to printmaking.
Arthur Thrall (1926 – 2015) was a printmaker, painter, Professor Emeritus of Art and former Charles S. Farrar-Laura Norcross Marrs Professor of Fine Arts at Lawrence University. Winner of numerous awards, his prints and paintings are included in national and international museum collections, including the Tate, Victoria & Albert and British museums and corporations. Thrall’s art has recently been featured by the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Cedarburg Art Museum and Lawrence University.
On view will be a video, “Orchestrated Lines,” of Thrall creating “Confluence” which shows him engraving, punching, proofing and printing the plate. It will be shown at the gallery with the music punches and the printing plate.
“Viewers will find his work aesthetically pleasing and intellectually engaging.”
-- Beth Zinsli, director of the Wriston Art Gallery. See arthurthrall.com