A Printmaker on Printmaking

 A Printmaker on Printmaking
Thursday, May 28

6:00 p.m.
Included with museum admission
(members free; non-members $5 or $7)

Artist Dirk Hagner, featured in California Printmakers, 1950-2000, talks about printmaking and its techniques.

Dirk Hagner was born, raised, and educated in Germany, where he studied at the Folkwang School of Fine Arts, University of Essen. He has been living in the United States since the 1980s.

In his art old and new techniques and ideas complement each other. Working in new directions, he constantly finds himself drawing historic, geographic, political, and artistic connections to the past. Old procedures like letterpress and etching are joined with photo intaglio and fax machine. Influences from European and American art meet the sensibilities of line and space of the Far East. New ideas refer to old concepts and traditional methods express contemporary content.  With his often wry interplay of Eastern and Western elements and sensibilities he gives a new edge to the traditional “bite” of the print, jotting down notes on our world and human folly.

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