2017-09-14 / Community News

Saco Museum exhibit features monotypes, monoprints

Saco Museum will host the Monotype Guild of New England’s juried exhibition, “Down East,” through Oct. 28. The exhibition will feature 50 monotypes and monoprints, a process that produces unique, one-of-akind prints. A reception, which is open to the public and includes an awards presentation, is scheduled for Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The jurors for the exhibition, a mother and daughter team of Catherine Kernan and Josephine Graf, chose 50 works from 115 submitted by 84 artists. Kernan is an internationally known printmaker, painter and instructor with work in the collections of, among others, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Fogg Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, New York Public Library, Library of Congress, and the Detroit Institute of Art. She is co-owner, co-founder and director of Mixit Print Studio, a professional open rental printmaking studio in Somerville, Massachusetts. Her daughter, Graf, is a writer and curator based in New York City who has an MA from The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Her writing has appeared in publications including Mousse, frieze, X-TRA, Cura, and The Brooklyn Rail. Graf recently spoke at the Whitney Museum of American Art on the work of Win McCarthy, and organized an exhibition of Pooh Kaye’s early films at Shoot the Lobster in New York.

The Monotype Guild of New England is a nonprofit organization of contemporary artists creating unique impressions by working in the medium of monotypes and monoprints. Founded in 1985 by a small group of New England artists, the Guild has curated over one hundred exhibitions and has expanded its membership to include artists from across the United States.

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