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Illuminations Exhibit and Member Show

November 12, 2021 Weekly until November 28, 2021 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Washington Printmakers Gallery (1641 Wisconsin Ave NW)

Washington Printmakers Gallery presents Illuminations, November 5th – November 28th, 2021. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 6th, 2021, 1-4 pm. This show explores illumination as both a phenomenological characteristic of light and enlightenment of information or wisdom acquired from visual objects. Illumination also refers to the traditional definition of any decorated or illustrated religious manuscript. Many of these prints are printed on or over other prints. The juxtaposition of these images is intended to amplify the content of these objects or to impart meaning.

These prints utilize several printmaking techniques to make these one-of-a-kind objects. Woodcuts, relief prints, and monotypes with chine collé are printed on or over images such as a Chinese print of a hundred tigers, illustrations from an 1880’s bible, and an antique Tibetan scroll. Digital transparencies are backlit with LED panels through relief prints. The prevalence of digital screens that engage the viewer, provides a neural relationship to the image.

Ron Meick is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design in sculpture and is the 2016 winner of the Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship for works on paper. He has shown throughout the United States and is included in many private collections in addition to the Library of Congress. Come see us weekends: Fridays & Saturdays 11am-5pm, and Sundays 12pm – 4pm. Or by appointment at other times. (Call (202) 669-1497 for an in person or Facetime appointment.) Full safety precautions are detailed at


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