Julia Smith
The Modern World in Ancient Stories

Works of intaglio and letterpress by UNC Asheville senior Julia Smith are on exhibit April 30 through May 30, 2008 in in the Blowers Gallery.

Opening reception will be held Wednesday, April 30, from 5-7pm.

This show is a culmination of Smith's work toward her bachelor of arts degree with a concentration in printmaking.  Her craft combines traditional line-etching and aquatint with modern letterpress techniques.  The pieces illustrate myths and world fairy tales in a fashion that modernizes them without divorcing them from their origins.

From Artist's Statement:

"Through the creation of these prints I attempt to find the underlying theme at the core of a story and present it in a way that a modern observer can access. Themes I have explored in these pieces include love of various types, loneliness and loss, the thirst for adventure, the multifaceted aspects of deceit and the purpose of restraint in society."


Julia Smith received a nomination for the 2008 Windgate Fellowship Award, a fellowship offered by the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design.
Her work has been exhibited in various galleries on the UNCA campus, a variety of venues in downtown Asheville, and the National Parkside Small Print Exhibition held in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Prints in this exhibition focus on the Irish fairy tale "Guleesh," the Japanese fairy tale "The Straw Cape," and the Greek myth "Apollo and Daphne."


Updated 30 April 2008. Comments to the Library Web Team.

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