Dawn P. Endean
September 1– Oct. 1, 2016
Shift Gallery 312 S. Washington St. Seattle
Opening Reception: First Thursday Art Walk, Sept.1, 5:00 – 8:30 pm
Collaged Intaglio Prints and Monotypes
This series of prints was created by layering painted images on plexiglass with textured shellac plates and shaped intaglio shellac plates. The images are layered both on the press and by collaging additional shapes and images printed on thin Japanese papers.
Working in my studio this past winter, during a season that would turn out to be one of the rainiest on record, I found myself consistently drawing images of water, empty lifeboats and battered and roofless structures. I revisited the stories of Noah and Gilgamesh and discovered that the flood story is present in cultures as diverse as the Judeo-Christian; ancient Greek; Mesopotamian; Hindu and Mayan. In the context of the current climate change crisis these stories take on new resonance.