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Art Werger: Below the Surface

The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) is pleased to present Art Werger: Below the Surface, a solo exhibition featuring the works of noted Ohio University professor and printmaker Art Werger. The exhibition begins October 6th and continues through November 4th, 2017.

Below The Surface will feature several of Werger’s large-scale intaglio prints and a 400-print installation. “Below The Surface is a breathtaking show,” said Eva Buttacavoli, DVAC Executive Director. “Printmaking is a true labor of love and this exhibition showcases Werger’s incredible commitment to his craft. The images are large, intense and absolutely stunning.”

Werger grew up in the suburbs of New York where he developed a passion for drawing at an early age. After studying illustration and painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, he switched to the field of printmaking. Over the last thirty years, he has focused on etching, aquatint and mezzotint and has become an internationally renowned artist in those media having received over 250 awards in national and international exhibitions. In 2012, he received the Award of the Rector at the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland and the Prize for Full Correspondence between technique and imagery at the First International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Werger has works in the collection of the Guanlan Printmaking Base in China, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Boston Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Trenton Museum in New Jersey and over three hundred corporate and private collections.
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary, Etching

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