As part of the activities framed in 150 [Cicles] on November 30, the Further portfolio was inaugurated in the Sala Políglota of the ´ace Foundation for Contemporary Art, which includes the work of 45 international artists. The portfolio is part of the collection of Alicia Candiani, who is also a participating artist. Critical Mass, another portfolio that was generated in a similar way, will be exhibited at the same time.
FURTHER PORTFOLIO by Richard Noyce
“The international printmaking community continues to grow and diversify, deserving more than ever its reputation for being one of the most effective forms of communication between artists and art lovers in the world today. For the two decades or more that I have been involved with writing on printmaking and curating graphic exhibitions, I have come into contact with a large number of printmakers active in many parts of the world, and in particular through my participation in the Krakow Print Triennial since the late 90’s. This growing experience led me to the writing of Printmaking at the Edge, which highlights the work of 45 artists from 16 countries, and which was published by A&C Black (London) in 2006, and has been reprinted twice since then.
The sense of community that grew among the book’s artists resulted in one of them, Scott Betz (USA), proposing to all the others to create a portfolio of prints, to be exhibited and shared as much as possible. The coordination of the portfolio was considerable, and it is a great credit to Scott Betz that so many artists chose to participate and submit prints, resulting in the portfolio bonus. (…). The Further portfolio offers a fascinating insight into the ongoing concerns of a large number of artists included in Printmaking at the Edge, with a wide variety of approaches, and the use of a wide variety of techniques.
My recent book, Critical Mass: Printmaking Beyond the Edge, including the work of more than 52 artists from 27 countries, is heading toward a similar portfolio project, which promises to be even more ambitious. My assertion, often repeated in the last decade, that printmaking is becoming one of the most fascinating places in the world of contemporary visual arts, seems to have proven to be accurate and there is still much more to discover and share.”
Further has been exhibited in:
2008 | Malone Gallery, Troy University, Alabama, USA
2007 | Brevard College Gallery, NC, USA
Hamni Photography Museum, Seoul, Korea
RJ Reynolds Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Falun Print Triennial Dalarna Art Museum Gallery, Sweden.
Hornan Gallery, Falun, Sweden.
Silicon Graphics Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Gallerie Wollab, Vienna, Austria.
Galleria Harmonia, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Grafikos Galerija, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.
2006 | Further, Salem Fine Arts Center, North Gallery, Winston-Salem NC, USA.
Aine Scannell, Naoji Ishiyama, Betz Scott, Adriane Herman, Alicia Candiani, Arunas Gelunas, Barbara Balfour, Barbara Zeigler, Beauvais Lyons, Brian Reeves, Cecilia Bakker, Chang-Soo Kim, Chila Kumari Burman, Daryl Vocat, Dave Best, Davida Kidd , Dorothy Krause, Egidijus Rudinskas, Grzegorz Banaszkiewicz, Hanna Haska, Hugh Merrill, Ingrid Ledent, Iwona Abrams, Jim Gislason, John Graham, John Hitchcock, Joris Martens Kestutis Vasiliunas, Koichi Kiyono, Konstantin Khudyakov, Anna Bilawsky, Maria Laura Berman Parolin, Marjan Eggermont, Michael Schneider, Michiko Suzuki, Modhir Ahmed, Monika Lozinska-Lee, Patricia Villalobos Echeverria, Pete Williams, Philip Garrett, Rebecca Beardmore, Redas Dirzys, Valgerdur Hauksdottir, Wayne Eastcott and Yuan Goang-Ming.
The portfolio exchange project was also presented in a round table format at the SGC (Southern Graphics Council) Annual Congress: Points, Plots and Ploys Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA, March 21 – 25, 2007 and at the IMPACT 7 Congress in Melbourne, Australia, 2011.