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Contemporary prints on display at the Atrium Gallery (Released: 2/9/96)

by Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Thirty works by six contemporary printmakers will be on display at the University of Connecticut s Atrium Gallery Feb. 12 through March 1.

The show represents a variety of approaches and processes, and many of the prints are large, says Laurie Sloan, a UConn associate professor of art and curator of the exhibit. The prints are very energetic and expressive.

Lithographs, woodcuts, linoleum cuts and intaglios by artists Carmon Colangelo, Pam Longobardi, William Fick, Margo Humphrey, Frances Myers and Gregory Amenoff will be on exhibit.

Colangelo, who creates large, color lithographs, is a professor and chair of the art department at West Virginia University. Colangelo has had solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Print Club and Ohio Wesleyan University's Lynn Mayhew Gallery. His work is in collections at the Butler Museum of American Art and the University of Dallas.

Longobardi, an associate professor of art at the University of Tennessee, creates color viscosity intaglio prints. She has had solo exhibitions at Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery in Winston-Salem, N.C., and the Fine A rts Center at Connecticut College in New London. Her work has been in group shows at the Delta Axis Contemporary Arts Center in Memphis, and the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee. Her work is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pratt Institute in New York.

Fick, who lives and works in New York City, creates oversized black and white linoleum cuts depicting social and political themes. His solo exhibitions include the Slocumb Galleries at East Tennessee State University and the Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. His group shows include the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. His work is on dispay at West Virginia University and the New York Public Library.

Humphrey, an associate professor of art at the University of Maryland, produces large color lithographs. She has had solo exhibits at the Brody Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Georgia State University Art Gallery in Atlanta. Her work has appeared in group shows at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and in the Helsinki City Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland. Her work also appears in collections at the Los Angeles County Museum and at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

An associate professor of art at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Myers creates collage intaglio prints. She has had solo exhibits at the Duke University Museum of Art in Durham, N.C., and at the Benson Hall Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Her work has been shown in group exhibits at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the National Academy of Design in New York. Her work is in collections at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and the Musee des Arts Decoratif in Paris.

Amenoff creates large, expressive color woodcuts. A professor of art at Columbia University and a faculty member at the Graduate School of Art in the School of Visual Arts in New York, Amenoff has had solo exhibitions at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco and the Marguerite Oestricher Fine Arts in New Orleans. His work has been in group exhibits at The American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York and at the Calvin Morris Gallery in New York. His works are in collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Atrium Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building, is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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