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February Issue 2005

Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Romare Bearden, Wolf Kahn, and Robert Motherwell

Romare Bearden

Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, is pleased to present an exhibition of monoprints by three masters of the process, each with their own creative approach and result: Robert Motherwell using inks, Romare Bearden using oil paint, and Wolf Kahn using water-soluble crayons.

Since the time of Rembrandt, artists have used the monoprint process to create one-of-a-kind works of art. By painting an image onto a nonporous surface (such as Plexiglass, laminate or copper plate) and then transferring this image to paper by some means of pressure, the artist achieves effects unique to this process. The techniques and materials used in making monoprints are quite varied and are rediscovered and reinvented by each artist who makes them. The artist must be open to unpredictability and surprise, as he must remember the image will be reversed and will vary depending upon how it was painted and how much pressure was applied in the transfer. The process demands spontaneity, energy and improvisation.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/365-3000 or at (www.jeraldmelberg.com).

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