Friday, November 21, 2008

CPC Small Print Show: Heather Page

This blog is part of a series of interviews of participating artists / printmakers in the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Small Print Show.

Heather Page, a professional printmaker, teaches printmaking and design at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois. She earned a BFA in printmaking and painting from the University of Michigan School of Art, and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Heather Page. XI/twelve, Twelve series. 2008.
Monoprint on paper, 11.63" x 11.25".

Heather Page. Untitled.
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. 2008.
Silkscreen on paper, 10.5" x 10.5".

"My work examines the correspondences between patterns of growth, decay, and erosion in synthetic and organic elements of our surroundings. I deconstruct images of elements such as tiles, sidewalks, lichens, and bark by fragmenting their patterns and employing unnatural scales, materials, and colors. I then reconfigure the elements in order to highlight their structural similarities and irregular syncopations. Each piece is a mix of print, painting, gilding, drawing, and digital media, selected for their textural qualities and cultural connotations. My intent is to direct attention to the complexity and the constant change of the environment, and to the way we interact with it through our reordering of its space and shape."

Heather Page. Untitled. 2008.
Silkscreen on paper, 6" x 6"

Her upcoming and recent exhibitions include: Nature in Translation, Works by Nikkole Huss and Heather Page,Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL, 2009; Joseph Frasca Memorial Exhibition, Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, 2008; The Printed Image, Mulvane Art Museum and Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS, 2008; Habitual Ritual, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, 2008; Beyond Boundaries, various locations in the US, 2008; Regional College and University Art Faculty Exhibition, Governors State University Gallery, University Park, IL, 2008; 6x6x2008, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY, 2008.

Heather Page. II/twelve, Twelve series. 2008.
Monoprint on paper, 11.50" x 10.50".

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