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IN WHAT WE SEE: A Printmaker's Response


Eyes are said to be the “windows of the soul” thereby these same eyes of an art maker capture the essence of what surrounds them daily.  Through news reporting, social media, conversations, travel, etc. artists are engulfed with sights and sounds to inform their work and challenge their audience if that purpose is what they afford to their work.

Curator Statement

This exhibition seeks to highlight the dynamism of print media through the eyes of African and African-American printmakers.  Printmaking, an ever evolving media, has a long tradition of printmakers of color like Bob Blackburn, John Muafangejo, Elizabeth Catlett, Leon Hicks,

Howard Smith, Dox Thrash and others. 


In this quest, this exhibition seeks to uncover the artist’s perspective of the world around them through technique and context.  These artists are unique in their approach of printmaking, which lends to opening the “eyes” of the viewer and their soul.

Exhibiting Artists

Chloe Alexander, Atlanta, GA

Jamaal Barber, Atlanta, GA

Ricky Dyaloyi, Cape Town, South Africa

Kenneth Falana, Tallahassee, FL

Justyne Fischer, Washington, DC

Latoya Hobbs, Baltimore, MD

Robin Holder, West Milford, NJ 

Tenjin Ikeda, West Orange, NJ

Solomon Isekeije, Norfolk, VA

Tracy Murrell, Atlanta, GA

Carl Richardson, Spokane, WA

Harris Wiltsher, Tallahassee, FL

Exhibition Dates

Norfolk State University

James Wise Gallery

Norfolk, VA

February 25 - April 22, 2022

The Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery

Fayetteville, NC

May 19 - July 2, 2022

Florida A&M University

Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery

September - October 29, 2022

Akwaaba Gallery

Newark, NJ

November - December 2022

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