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"Breakdown", by Carrie Iverson, April 2017 Artist-in-Residence

Carrie Iverson, Evidence I, 2012. Toner lithograph, 11 x 30 in.
April 5, 2017April 30, 2017

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 29, 3–5 pm

Research has shown that each time we remember an event, that memory changes. Carrie Iverson is fascinated by the similarity between this phenomenon and the way mechanical reproduction can also progressively distort an image. Using these ideas as a starting point, her residency focuses on creating a series of prints of broken or discarded objects in which the imagery evolves through the use of a low-budget form of lithography where a photocopy serves as the printing plate. She also exhibits prints on paper and glass that incorporate the progressive disintegration of imagery. Museum visitors are invited to participate in the printing process, using material provided or contributed.

Carrie Iverson is an Oakland-based printmaker and glass artist who often combines both media into multipart installations. She received her BA from Yale University and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is in private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago). She has taught at NorthLands Creative Glass (Scotland), GlassForum (Norway), and Creative Glass (Switzerland and UK), as well as private studios throughout the United States. Her current focus is on adapting and translating her knowledge of printmaking processes into the glass medium through research and experimentation.

The Artist Studio program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.