Jeanne Gumpper

In Place
November 7 - December 9, 2011

2011 Gumpper

Director's Note

Jean Gumpper works in the ancient tradition of woodcut. But what makes her art all the more interesting and amazing is the reduction printing technique. This process leaves little room for error because only one block is used. The technical aspects are fascinating and complex. Her description of the process reveals the care needed to create each print: "Each color is mixed carefully and applied in a series of transparent and opaque overlapping layers through a reduction woodcut process and gradually, the layers build up into a completed image. Making the print is a way to relive an experience and to share it with others."

Gumpper’s inspiration is from the natural world. By immersing herself in the experience of nature and the process of reduction printing she shares her world; the artist as a conduit for the contemplative life. 

Deborah Mitchell, Director -- APEX Gallery

Artist's Statement

"In my work as an artist and printmaker, I respond to landscape as a metaphor for emotions and experiences. Being alone in nature helps me to listen to my intuition and to have the patience necessary to really see. I seek to integrate the memories, sounds and feelings of being in the landscape into the making of the print. The carving of the woodblock and the layering of the ink echo natural processes such as the layering of leaves, water, trees and light."

Jeanne Gumpper

archive 2011

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