Curated by Valerie Wallace and Kelda Martensen, 'Pressing Destiny: Washington University Printmakers Move West!' is an investigation into the work of several Wash U Printmaking Alumni who followed their own pressing destiny to move west. This portfolio is a rich sampling of how the westward journey of these artists manifests in the work and how a community that began in St. Louis over several decades, is now thriving up and down the west coast in universities, studios, and community centers. The artists in this portfolio share a similar history of Washington University and west coast print traditions, yet their work finds an original and contemporary state of balance between the two. These artists demonstrate a dynamic working balance between these two geographic and cultural forces.
Portfolio can be viewed at Washington University Special Collections, St. Louis, MO