by David Driskell, Adrienne L. Childs, Ruth Fine (Contribution by)
David Driskell approaches printmaking as an experiment, an improvisation. Rather than hand his drawings over to master printers for translation into print runs in the hundreds or thousands, Driskell (b. 1931) loves going into the print studio and creating artistís prints one at a time--carving the blocks for woodcuts and linoleum cuts, drawing directly on lithographic stones and etching plates, then finding ways to vary the inking and printing process so that each print comes off the press a bit differently.
Organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, a traveling exhibition of Driskell's prints will convey the range of his output, from seemingly simple black-and-white portraits to brilliantly colored figures, landscapes, still lifes, and abstract designs. Evolution, the catalog for that exhibition, includes essays by three scholars in the field of African American art and a comprehensive checklist of all of the prints produced by the artist to 2007.
128 pages with 75 full-color and black-and-white illustrations. Smyth-sewn casebound book with jacket. Size: 8 x 10".
Hardcover: 128 pages