Artist member Matina Marki Tillman will be presenting hand-pulled prints during the months of March and April in two international print and drawing exhibitions. Her solarplate etching “Density” is one of the prints from 73 artists selected for the 2017 Atlanta Print Biennial by juror Sydney A. Cross, the Clemson University Distinguished Alumni Professor of Art. Organized by the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the exhibition is being held at the Kai Lin Art Gallery in Atlanta. “Density” explores the notion of the title by incorporating over 100 figures into this 23 x 18 inch etching, using studies and sketches from many years to illustrate a spectrum of most aspects of human life.
Solarplate etching from aquarelle pencil drawing on vellum, varied edition
2017 Atlanta Print Biennial
Matina’s work will also be exhibited during March and April in the 36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. The Bradley International is the second longest running juried print and drawing competition in the United States. This year’s show presents work from 116 artists internationally, juried by well-known contemporary artist Kathryn Polk and housed in five art galleries throughout Peoria. Matina participates with one of her newest solarplate etchings, Thrill of flight (I). This piece is from a highly varied edition of an evolving series that examines slight shifts of position, intention, or attitude as initiators of essential change.
Thrill of flight (I)
Solarplate etching from charcoal drawing on vellum, one of 6 variations
36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition