Graphically Observed at Isabelle Percy West Gallery

Graphically Observed Postcard - Front

Graphically Observed
Isabelle Percy West Gallery, California College of the Arts
Juror Liz Chalfin, Founding Director of Zea Mays Printmaking
May 18, 2017 – June 1, 2017
Opening Reception: 2 – 3pm Sunday May 21, 2017

Participating Artists:
Peter Baczek, Liz Chalfin, Jen Cole, Jan Cook, Cathie Crawford, Jessica Dunne, Betty Friedman, Barbara Furbush, Jack Jacobson, Joanna Kidd, Bryan Kring, Geneviève L’Heureux, John McCaskill, Gustavo Mora, Patricia Theobald Payne, Carrie Ann Plank, Arline Reimann, Julia Edith Rigby, Bob Rocco,Masha Schweitzer, Robert Simons, Maryly Snow, Sylvia Solochek Walters, Toru Sugita, Laurie Szujewska, Susan Trubow, Linda Yoshizawa

Art is a gift that allows us to experience the visible world through the unique lens of the individual artist. It takes us out of our own habitual framework of seeing, naming and understanding and gives us an opportunity to re-see, re-name and create new understandings. The twenty-seven prints in this exhibition do just that. With discerning eyes, engaged hearts and adept hands, they present both the seen and felt world in new, engaging ways. The digital images were a tease– calling out to me to see the real deal: the ink on the paper, the scale, and the beauty of the mark. In each print chosen, I recognized a mastery of the craft of printmaking in service to the art of creating a new worldview.

-Liz Chalfin

Isabelle Percy West Gallery
California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway, Oakland