That’s a print
Epting’s highly detailed, black and white intaglio “upper/lower” and his colorful intaglio/ collage, “Tango, fish, butterfly, Occident Orient” are the most detailed, figurative works, arranging elements in symetrical designs evoking a surreal and spiritual awareness.
David Hoppe’s colorful, semi-figurative monoprints, including “Trying to Get Home,” are accompanied by his unpretentious statement that it is “frightening and exciting to admit … that I no longer have a clear idea regarding the intent and/or the content of the work presented here.”
Vernon Patrick presents a suite of coffee-related drypoint/monoprint/stencil pieces whimsically juxtaposed with Aboriginal art motifs.
James Kuiper’s enigmatic lithograph on mylar, “¿Dênde está Nan Lupe?” presents a transparent, gray-outlined wedge superimposed over a diffuse pink and orange abstract landscape. His other, untitled pieces are abstract color compositions.
Each piece in the show is worthy of prolonged contemplation, and they all have a price tag for the convenience of potential patrons. Whether you’re in the market for a fine art print or just feel like some pleasurable browsing, Closet Printmakers is a show worth visiting.