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Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Works by Mike Marks

On view from April 18 through May 16, 2014. 

Mike Marks will be exhibiting a group of woodcuts, etchings, and collages that have been made during the previous two months spent at Stone Trigger Press in Abiquiu, New Mexico. His painting, printmaking, and sound-installation pieces convey stories of landscapes in transition between solitude and desolation. This exhibition's main themes will deal specifically with estrangement in the landscape and the disassembling/reassembling of place. Some of these prints are much larger than usual, up to seven feet across.

Mike was born in 1984 in Morgantown, West Virginia. He holds a BFA in drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and received his MFA in Printmaking from the University of Delaware in 2013. He recently completed a residency at Stone Trigger Press in Abiquiu, New Mexico and then drove in a circle through the lower forty-eight to find the greatest trout streams imaginable. He's currently a member of the Maine printmaking collective Pickwick Independent Press, and is represented by Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland. 

You can find more of Mike's work at his website'

Mike will also be doing a couple of workshops while he's in Birmingham. You can find out about them here:

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Please come out for Third Friday and these awesome new works by Mike Marks.