Works by artists Rosalyn Gaier, Maria Kaiser, and Fabiana Olivier are hanging at the Kendal Gallery through March 28 in an exhibit called “Three Printmakers… Under Pressure.”
While these artists all found their way to printmaking after working in other mediums, their process and styles are quite different.
Gaier immersed herself in artistic activities at various institutions as she travelled the country with her Air Force husband. It was their final move to the Cleveland area where she was introduced to the collagraph, etching, and other printmaking mediums.
Since the acquisition of her own etching press in 2003, she maintains a private home studio and her work is abstract or non-objective and grounded in deliberation.
Kaiser sees the beauty in life, and has found that beauty in Galapagos, Iceland, Labrador, the coast of Maine, the Everglades, and in her own backyard in Cleveland Heights.
She began her journey as a painter, yet finds herself returning to the art form of printmaking year after year.
Olivier was born in Buenos Aires and pursued a career in dentistry, and simultaneously enrolled in art classes. On moving to the United States in 1994, she took drawing, visual design, and painting classes in oil, acrylic, and water color.
Then she entered the world of printmaking, creatign detailed deep etchings in black and white, some enhanced with splashes of color.
“The inspiration to create art centered around flowers comes from my childhood memories…. particularly I remember my grandmother’s garden,” she said.
A reception for the artists will be held at 4:30 p.m. on March 11 in the Heiser Lounge at Kendal at Oberlin.
The Kendal Gallery is located at Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Dr. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
For more information, call 440-775-0094.
Courtesy images “Above the Fruited Plain” by Rosalyn Gaier.