The Translated Mark is an exhibition at WhiteSpace Gallery of works by artists Craig Dongoski, Joe Tsambiras, Ann Stewart, Cassidy Russell and Teresa Cole. These five artists are collectively inspired by the process of printmaking, though each artist’s approach is unique and distinctive. Artist Stanley William Hatter referred to printmaking in the twentieth century as journalism of a line; this exhibition reveals contemporary artists pushing the line even further towards a new authority in the carved, etched and extruded line, as well as the played mark.
Curated from the stable of WhiteSpace artists who have either a traditional or tangential connection to print, each piece interrogates the process of mark making from a mediated view, whether that is an aquatint etching of hybrid objects by Joe Tambiras, or utilizing new technologies with an extruded line from a 3-D printed sculpture by Ann Stewart or an installation of laser printed felt forms by Teresa Cole. Craig Dongoski negotiates an even newer territory through the process of the sonic interpretation of line, while Cassidy Russell sews her monoprints into geometric shapes that merge the realms of fiber and print.
This exhibition was held in conjunction with the SGC International Print Conference entitled Terminus.