The Marble Court

Prints from the Vermont Studio Center Press
June 30 - August 25, 2001

This exhibition presents prints by American artists created at the Vermont Studio Center Press in Johnson, Vermont. The VSC Press was established in 1984 as a key program of this important artistsí work center in northern Vermont. Artists from across the country are invited to print, collaborating closely with VSCís master printer, Sarah Amos. The majority of the works created at the VSC Press are monoprints, a process that involves painting on a glass or metal plate and transferring it to paper on the press. Prints can be made with multiple plates. As the name suggests, the monoprint process yields only one print, unlike other printmaking techniques. For some of the artists represented, working with the VSC Press was their first experience with the monoprint process. Among the 45 artists whose work will be shown are Pat Adams, Robert Birmelin, Susanna Coffey, James McGarrell, Howardena Pindell, Italo Scanga, and Barbara Zucker. Prints from the VSC Press are in the permanent collection of the Fleming Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, among other important public and private collections.