A matrix in the world of printmaking is the master plate used to make an impression on paper to create a print. In Expanding the Matrix, a group show opening Thursday at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, 15 artists explore “alternative interpretations of the matrix,” according to an Occidental College press release. Some of work makes use of materials that are not usually associated with traditional printmaking, including the vinyl records pictured above in a work by Jeanne Lorenz. Occidental art professor Linda Lyke provides a bit more details about how the 15 artists were selected:
“There are many artists using printmaking today in very different ways,” Lyke said. “We selected the best work that used the idea of a matrix and expanded it to other strategies to create something wholly new.”
An opening reception for the Expanding the Matrix will be held Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the college’s Weingart Gallery.
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