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Multiplicity

May 29, 2014 – Aug. 17, 2014
Multiplicity features more than eighty prints by such outstanding modern and contemporary artists as John Baldessari, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, Sol LeWitt, Martin Puryear, Susan Rothenberg, Kiki Smith, and Kara Walker. The concept of making multiple images from the same matrix has been integral to printmaking ever since the earliest prints were pulled from woodblocks and metal plates in the fifteenth century. E ach impression is an original work of art. Many of the artists in this exhibition have expanded the idea of multiplicity beyond editions of identical impressions by creating series, sequences, and images that comprise numerous parts. They explore repetition, pairing, and variations o…

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Multiplicity

Steve Prince: Urban Gospel

May 29 - August 17, 2014
This exhibition features recent linocuts by artist and educator Steve Prince. Prince is a native of New Orleans and the city's rich tradition of art, music and religion pulsate through his work. He uses the language of the line in a rhythmic and powerful way. Prince’s art is inherently narrative and metaphorically complex. He uses a rich, visual vocabulary of signs and symbols to tell stories that express his unique vision founded in hope, faith and creativity.  EXHIBITION MATERIALS: Invitation Gallery Guide Didactic AUDIO WALK: Summer 2014 Audio Walk …

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Steve Prince: Urban Gospel

Gestalt: Whole to the Part

May 29 - August 17, 2014
For one week in May, MOCA’s artist-in-residence, Steve Prince collaborated with community individuals through a series of workshops toward a common goal: creating a thirty-foot woodblock print titled, Gestalt: The Whole to the Part.  Over 150 participants of all ages worked under Prince’s guidance on both the design and printmaking process. The final woodcut was printed with an industrial steamroller for the public to witness, then assembled and printed to form a collective print exhibition centered on the Hampton Roads community. Sincere thanks to Steve Prince and all the workshop participants for their assistance in realizing this exhibition. Artist Steve Prince's one week residency w…

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Gestalt: Whole to the Part

Art Lab Summer 2014

May 29 - August 17, 2014
Explore all things printmaking in MOCA’s ‘Multiplicity’ inspired ArtLab this summer!  Get to know the history of the medium and different printmaking processes through interactive stations, see all the ways printmaking is used in our everyday lives, and create your own masterpiece to take home with you. EXHIBITION MATERIALS: Invitation Gallery Guide AUDIO WALK: Summer 2014 Audio Walk …

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Art Lab Summer 2014

All About Prints

May 29 - August 17, 2014
All About Prints is a documentary exploring the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, printmakers, and artists. The program touches on the wider history of prints in Western art with an emphasis on key landmarks of printmaking in America. Visually engaging explanations of printmaking terms and techniques are sure to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of printmaking as a distinctive art form with unique possibilities. All About Prints is a Stereopticon Pictures Production produced and directed by Christopher Noey. The film was made possible by the generous support of Reba and Dave Williams through The Print Research Foundation. R…

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All About Prints