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Laura Post: Familial Patterns

The C.R. Ettinger Studio is pleased to present in the gallery, Laura Post: Familial Patterns. Join us September 20th from 6:30 -8:00 for the opening reception.This exhibition will coincide with Manifest(o): Paper revolutions conference which explores paper's endurance as a material, subject, and object in contemporary art.

In this new series of work, Laura Post created engravings which she uses as building blocks for sculpture and then juxtaposes the printed portraits with paper life casts of her extended family. The portraits reveal the forces that life inscribe onto each face and the relationships between the generations.

Laura Post is a Lecturer at Indiana University, Bloomington. She earned a BA from Swarthmore College in Studio Art and Asian Studies, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking. She has a keen interest in traditional tools and working methods as a means to convey contemporary subject matter. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions; including, Laura Post: About Face at the List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Umbra: New Prints for a Dark Age selected by Alison Saar at the International Print Center New York; Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale; and Go Figure at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery of Salve Regina University, Newport. You can find out more about her latest projects at

The C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery, located at 2215 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, features exhibitions of prints and printmaking related works. The gallery has irregular hours (usual open from noon till 6PM Monday - Friday), but always best to contact before visiting or take your changes. Also open by appointment 7 days a week.
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary, Engraving, Papermaking

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