For some, the experience of printmaking is limited to those completely awesome [sic] posters that our college roommate whipped up in support of our first live gig. And while the Neon Dingo Project certainly was the toast of Ames, Iowa, for a couple weeks - those posters? They were crap. Sorry. Discover the true art of printmaking at Under Pressure, a series of exhibitions showcasing the best in modern print works. Leading up to the Southern Graphics International Conference in March, Under Pressure includes five exhibitions that highlight the great diversity in the world of printmaking. The shows, which are housed within the lovely St. Louis Artists' Guild (2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton; 314-727-6266 or www.stlouisartistsguild.org), are free and open to the public. Exhibitions include Past Present (a show that examines that juxtaposition of yesterday and today, featuring works by Andrew Raftery and Peeter Allik, among others) and Going Solar (an exploration of the Solarplate process, which can be used in creating books, sculptures and installations as well as in 2-D work). Under Pressure opens with a free public reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 23, and remains on view through Friday, March 25. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 23. Continues through March 25, 2011