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PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION BY JANET BALLWEG OPENS AT MCPA

Latest Fisher/Wall Art Gallery Exhibition Opens

Findlay, OH, January 7, 2019– The Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, located in Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, welcomes printmaking artist, Janet Ballweg, whose exhibition is now on display in the gallery through February 24, 2019.

Holding an MFA from the University of Illinois, Janet Ballweg currently serves as the head of the printmaking program at Bowling Green State University. Having been a BGSU faculty member since 1990, Ballweg teaches both undergraduate and graduate level printmaking courses and is an active member of numerous print and educational organizations. Boasting a history of residencies at both Guanlan Printmaking Base in Guanlan, China and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Ballweg’s current research involves 3D digital modeling and 2D imaging in conjunction with contemporary printmaking processes, including photopolymer intaglio, photo lithography, and screenprint—examples of which can be viewed in the Fisher/Wall Art Gallery exhibition.

“This ongoing body of work explores the ways in which patterns shape our lives and how constructions of memory, experience and gender are embodied in the domestic landscape. Pattern and repetition exist as both a decorative and metaphorical element; pattern can depict the literal essence of fabric or wallpaper while simultaneously acting as a metaphor to conceal and reveal, touching on subtle emotional and behavioral connections that speak to our interconnectedness despite a history of unraveling… It is an attempt to render visible the larger façade of domesticity where intimacy and desire are pitted against discord, disaffection, refusal, and isolation.”

The Fisher/Wall Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm. and there is no admission fee to view the exhibit. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, January 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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