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