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Exhibition Feature

Critics' Picks: Theater, Arts

The Boston Globe
By Don Aucoin

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Art Review: Printmaking Exhibition Illuminates, Enthralls

SouthCoast Today
By Don Wilkinson

Printmaking is a term covering a wide range of art forms and medium, and that, to non-practitioners, can seem esoteric. With arcane jargon (photogravure, chine colle, intaglio) and process-heavy techniques that involve the use of mysterious materials (gum arabic, nitric acid, powdered rosin), the printmaker can come across as a bit of a studio alchemist. And the results can be astounding, beautiful and sublime.

James Stroud, who studied with the legendary printmaker Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris and formed the Center Street Studio in 1984, (now in Milton) is a master printer. His art and the work of dozens of other artists who have worked in the studio are the subjects of an enthralling exhibition at the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery.

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Current Exhibition

30 Years of Printmaking
James Stroud and Center Street Studio

October 30 – December 11, 2014

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James Stroud established the Center Street Studio in 1984 with the idea of creating a collaborative environment for artists to make prints. Over the years Center Street Studio has earned an outstanding reputation as a world-class printmaking workshop and Stroud has worked with many established and emerging artists. Under his direction, the success of the studio derives in part from creating a richly supportive and vibrant atmosphere for artists to develop their ideas. He invites artists whose work he finds interesting, whose work he respects and knows that he can develop a project with. He is also recognized for his instinctive ability to discover artists whose work may not yet be well known. As both the creative and executive director, Stroud also works with those artists to publish, promote, distribute, and exhibit the works made under his direction.

Stroud is also an artist in his own right and his work is informed as much by the printmaking process, as it is by the relationships he has forged with the people he has collaborated with over the years. He has said of his own work, "it's about process and repetition. I am a linear thinker; what interests me as an artist is what is possible through linear means, conceptually and procedurally."

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