FootPrint International Exhibition
Featuring eighty works by sixty-two artists representing sixteen states and fourteen countries, this juried biennial print competition and exhibition is limited to works that measure exactly twelve inches by twelve inches, one square foot.
On view through March 5, 2017
By appointment to:
Since 2008, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut, has hosted the Biennial Footprint International, a juried competition and exhibition of fine art prints that are exactly one square foot in size. Attracting work from 16 states and 14 international countries, the recent 5th Footprint is an exploration of the particular challenges of working in this unique format.
Relatively uncommon in art before the 20th century, the square format confronts both the artist and the viewer to contend with a space that is neither landscape nor portrait.
The square format has become more prevalent with digital images, the internet, Instagram and social media, adopting it as a standard format for showing what is happening now. The 12 inch by 12 inch square (or 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) truly becomes a fitting "snapshot" through which we can explore and discover the interests and individual styles of contemporary printmakers from around the world. While the size restriction limits the prints scale and margins, the artists employ a tremendous variety of techniques and printing possibilities, ever expanding the boundaries of contemporary printmaking.
LIST OF ARTISTS
Ahlam Al Arif
Karen Brussat Butler
Annette Olsen Caspeller
Jordan Shea Crumbley
Ruth Kalla Ungerer
GUEST ARTISTS FOR THE PROJECT SPACE
Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez
Liana Emilia Garcia
Rene de los Santos