Solo Exhibit, March, 2019
Cynthia Back’s most recent WPG solo exhibit, R E L I E F, continues her exploration of the reduction relief process (also known as a suicide print) inspired by the excitement of travel. READ MORE…
Solo Exhibit, September, 2017
NATURALLY: Woodcuts by Cynthia Back, August 31 – September 24, 2017. Artist’s Reception, Saturday, September 2, 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Artist Talk: 3:00 p.m. In Naturally, Cynthia Back presents new reduction woodcuts inspired by both travel and her immediate environment. READ MORE…
I work as a printmaker, painter, and collage artist. I focus on landscape: water and forests and the ways in which they are being changed. My subject matter is a response to the environmental degredation I see and read about while also conveying my deep attachment to this natural environment; it’s ever-changing pattern, color, and shape. This tension between these oppositional forces is important in my work.
My attraction to printmaking comes from a fascination with the many ways I am able to play with images, determining the appropriate processes, juxtaposing shapes and colors, and changing the feel of my work by the aesthetic choices I make. I love the discipline of the reduction relief printmaking process and the surprises which come with each layering of color.
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