The newest exhibition at the Adolf & Virginia Dehn Gallery, Big Impression: Large Format Printmaking by Connecticut Artists, will open with an artist’s reception January 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The exhibit, which will hang through Feb. 14 at the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center at 903 Main Street, or MCC on Main, features five regional artists not limited by standard printing presses and sheet size.
“These artists take the process and results to new heights — and widths,” explained Jane Rainwater, Dehn curator. “Although each tackles a variety of subject matter, the prints are united by their out-sized proportions. These prints make the viewer a part of an immersive experience.”
Rainwater added, “Some of the jumbo prints might be smaller sheets tiled together to make a whole image, and some of the prints are so big that a steamroller became the printing press.”
The artists in the show:
Roxanne-Faber Savage, of Fairfield, creates works on paper and other substrates. Her graphic imagery of swimmers, power lines, clover, balls and birds is developed through a mix of skill and intuition: www.roxanneprints.com.
Martha Jeffery Galuszka, of Hartford, makes images based on rock and stone formations, exploring how and where they appear in the natural and human-made landscape: www.marthagaluszka.com.
Jenni Freidman of West Hartford, has produced recent work that finds new shapes and light within a canopy of leaves. Every layer maintains its own bounds while allowing pieces of the other layers to affect how each appears: www.jennifreidman.com.
Lori Glavin, of South Norwalk, reuses found objects such as polystyrene packaging, junk-mail envelopes, cancelled checks, old fabrics, lace yarn and plastic bread tags in her work to create a narrative about order and disorder: www.loriglavin.com.
Imna Arroyo, of Willimantic, draws on her travels throughout the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa in an attempt to construct meaning from her identity and experience. Her artistic process is informed by her journeys as she reclaims her spiritual and cultural heritage: www.imnaarroyo.com.
The Dehn Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 860-647-6030.