Hartwick College welcomes printmaker as artist-in-residence

Hartwick College’s Department of Art and Art History welcomes printmaking artist Emily LR Adams as a Round House Press Artist-in-Residence, on campus April 6-12.

The college’s professors of printmaking, typography/book arts, and photography founded Round House Press in the 1980s; each RHP project invites an artist in residence to work in the studio alongside the students with the engraving teacher. Students from Katharine Kreisher’s Round House Press class will act as printing assistants to Ms. Adams, developing a series of monoprints using ‘safe’ Akua inks; several of the prints will become part of the Round House Press portion of the college’s Yager Museum fine arts collection.

As part of the residency, Ms. Adams is giving a talk on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in room 138 of the Anderson Center for the Arts, as well as a signing and exhibition on Tuesday, April 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hallway Gallery, second floor, in front of room 229 of the Anderson Center. Both events are open to the public. Professor Kreisher may also make appointments at other times for individuals and groups to meet the artist and observe her as she works.

Ms. Adams is a print and multimedia installation artist living in Olympia, Washington, where she teaches interdisciplinary printmaking and drawing at Evergreen State College and St. Martin’s University. Her work explores the influences of historical gender binaries and the impact on women’s social mobilities. his piece Mirror, for example, concerns the depiction of women posing for commercial pin-up photography at a time when female labor was not as widespread and supported. The metal plates on which the photographs are printed were former serving dishes, which now become frames around the photographic images, suggesting the objectification of women.

The Round House Press Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a grant from the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts. For more information, email Professor Katharine Kreisher at [email protected]