Exhibition Opening: Friday, May 12, 2017 6pm-9pm
Runs through June 16, 2017
Artist Bio: Rachel Epp Buller is a feminist printmaker, book artist, art historian, and mother of three, whose art and scholarship often speaks to these intersections. Her prints and books have been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States, and she speaks and publishes widely on the maternal body in contemporary art. She is a board member of the National Women’s Caucus for the Art, a regional coordinator of the Feminist Art Project, and current Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design at Bethel College.
Artist Statement: We pass on our family and cultural identities between generations, not only through our shared stories but also through our making. Some families sew and patchwork quilts while others cut paper shapes; snowflakes, paper dolls, or Papel Picado. Through my recent monotype prints, I have been exploring shared bodies of knowledge and traditions of making that historically were passed down from mother to daughter. The monotypes make reference to the quiet traditions of fine handwork such as sewing, crochet, and cut-paper work known as Scherenschnitte. Over time, my cut-paper shapes have become increasingly organic and I imagine them growing from a hidden garden.