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BIG AND LITTLE INKS OPENS OCTOBER 13
Hyattsville, MD – Pyramid’s gallery will be filled with extremes during Big and Little Inks. Thirteen large-scale relief prints selected from past BIG INK events across the country will be paired with nearly 100 “little inks” curated from an open call for small relief prints. The largest print will be 96″x40″ and the smallest 1″x2″.
The opening for Big and Little Inks will take place on Friday, October 13th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (free, RSVP required). The exhibition runs through November 26, 2023 in Pyramid’s Helen C. Frederick Gallery. Gallery hours are Wed–Thu, 10–8 pm and Fri–Sun, 10–6 pm. Pyramid is located at 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville Maryland 20781.
On October 14 and 15, the public can see large-scale relief printing in action as BIG INK returns to Pyramid for a 2-day print extravaganza. BIG INK will be working with selected artists to create brand works. RSVPs are requested to ensure the artists have enough workspace around the press.
For more information and RSVP links, visit pyramidatlantic.org or call 301-608-9101.
The group of work was selected by a panel of jurors — Jenny Freestone, James Quigley, and Sharon Robinson—who had the task of narrowing down the selection from 250 little ink submissions and 400 big ink options. The big inks are all woodblocks printed on The Big Tuna, a giant mobile printmaking press run by BIG INK that tours around the country. All big inks exhibited use only black ink, which is striking out against the white of the paper. The little inks vary in relief medium and technique. Some are colorful and some are one-color prints. Prices vary as well, with many little inks under $50.
BIG AND LITTLE INKS artists: Jennifer Axner, Elaina Barbour, Samantha Bares, Scip Barnhart, Curtis Bartone, Mike Bean, Elisabeth Boerwinkel, Sandi Bonn, Lauryn Boyd, David Brosch, Ann Butwell, Drew Carroll, Lyell Castonguay, Hannah Chosid, Danielle Coates, Ann Corbett, Jared Davis, Matt DeLeo, Sarah Dickson, Mark Eisendrath, Lauren Emeritz, Elvy Engdahl, Nicole Espy, Theresa Esterlund, Tyde Faber, Lisa Flynn, Jeff Fullam, Cait Giunta, Miki Nishida Goerdt, Jane Goldman, Dre Grigoropol, Teresa Hammann, Ryan Horvath, Tyla Inyamah, Andrea Izaguirre, Alexander Jeffrey, Rae Johnson, Erin Joo, Nina Jordan, Ryan Kalentkowski, Pamela Lawton, Michele LeTourneur, Shawn Lockhart, Suzanne Maggi, Madelaine Maior, Sarah Matthews, Taylor McAllister, Laura McClure, Matthew McLaughlin, James Modrick, Daniella Napolitano, Bianca Nisè, Madison Nolan, Paloma Nunez-Regueiro, Nicole Parker, Gloria Patton, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Faith Polt, Elina Press, Mary Proenza, Amber Rhein, Elisabeth Rhyne, Ralph Robinson, Ned Roche, Ellen Rosenthal, Karissa Scaffidi, Susan Silva, Dan Sprinkle, Ira Tattelman, Amy Thompson, Stephanie Van Riet, William Wackwitz,Jr., Mark Wamaling, Gretchen Woodman, Nina Wishnok, Magdalena York, Rebecca York
ABOUT BIG INK AND THE BIG TUNA
Like the fish, The Big Tuna mobile press is large and powerful. It can print a wood carving up to 40 by 96 inches. Most equipment its size weighs several tons, but this model is custom designed for travel. Since 2012, BIG INK has organized workshop demonstrations in partnership with museums, universities, art centers, and galleries nationwide.
2023 participating artists: Pamela Lawton, Sara Cottingham, Rebecca Perez, Gretchen Schermerhorn, Eli Woodbridge, Jared Davis, Holly Porter, Mygenet Harris, Sarah Harnish, Neil Chatterjee, Stacie Balkaran, Carolee Jakes, Jessica Jack, Steven Stichter, Kimberly King, Stacy Allen, Sarah Evans, Deborah Grayson, and Shante Bullock.
ABOUT PYRAMID ATLANTIC
Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.
Image Credit: Top, “A Fish Out of Water” by Sandy Bonn, 72“x34”. Bottom, “Baby Javelina” by Daniella Napolitano 6”x5.74”. Additional images available upon request.