April 1 – May 30
Josephy Center for Arts and Culture presents an exhibit of prints curated by Christy Wyckoff. The show features Oregon artists, who are part of Wyckoff’s artistic communities. Wyckoff grew up in Eastern Oregon and taught printmaking at Pacific NW College of Art in Portland for over 30 years.
Exhibit opens on Saturday, April 1 at 7 PM with an opening reception with fun hands-on printmaking lessons with multiple types of prints for all to try. Also a big closing party reception on May 26 at 7 PM and Christy will present a slide show presentation about his career as an artist and as a collector as part of our artist lecture series, “Live and Up Front” at 8 p.m. as part of the reception. Both events are free but donations are welcome. Printmaking fun will have pricing that will be determined.
Wyckoff’s work in printmaking, painting and photography is focused on an intersection between abstraction and representation. His work has appeared in museum exhibitions including The Plates: International Contemporary Print Art at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music; One of a Kind: Monotypes from the Permanent Collection at the Portland Art Museum; Waters Edge: Landscapes by Contemporary Northwest Artists at the Maryhill Museum of Art; What’s Happening: Contemporary Art from California, Oregon and Washington at the Alternative Museum, NYC; and In Touch: Nature, Ritual and Sensuous Art from the Northwest at the Portland Center for Visual Arts.
He has had solo exhibitions at the Alysia Duckler Gallery and Blackfish Gallery, in Portland; at the Pendleton Center for the Arts in Pendleton and at Gravura Brasileira in São Paulo, Brazil and the Museu da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba in Curitiba, Brazil. Wyckoff’s paintings, drawings and prints are represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Minnesota Museum of Art, the Museu da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba, Brazil, the Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum at University of Oregon and the New York Public Library.
In 2014, Wyckoff’s prints were included in the Tacoma Museum of Art’s survey Ink This! Contemporary Prints in the Northwest. In 2015, Wyckoff and Tom Prochaska exhibited works on paper at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. The exhibition Tom Prochaska and Christy Wyckoff: In the Footsteps of Charles Heaney chronicled their project revisiting sites of Charles Heaney’s Oregon landscape paintings. Wyckoff received a BA from the University of Oregon and an MFA from the University of Washington. In 2012, Wyckoff retired as Professor Emeritus from his position as Chair of the Printmaking Department of the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland.
Check out his website: http://www.christywyckoff.com