Making the Cut: Relief Prints from the Woodson Art Museum’s Collection

As printmaking evolved, artists expanded relief-printing methods in new and innovative ways. Making the Cut examines the processes, tools, and techniques used to create relief prints. In his single-color woodcut Owl, Leonard Baskin used nothing more than surface grain to create background texture and space. Sherrie York’s complex multi-color reduction linocut Cruisin’ masterfully depicts a pelican moving through abstract water reflections. Complementing American Woodblock Prints, Making the Cut showcases a range of relief-print possibilities.
Exhibition Highlights

Sherrie York, Cruisin’ (1/16), 2015, reduction linocut on Rives BFK paper, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum collection
S.V. Medaris, Taliesin Goose (3/8), 2013, reduction woodcut on Arches cover, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum collection
Melinda Whipplesmith Plank, Mullein Maze (1/20), 2017, woodcut on Rives BFK paper, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum collection

Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support exhibitions and programs.
Marketing is supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax funds. Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Kits are supported by a grant from M&T Charitable Foundation and Wilmington Trust.

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