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“Enters” (1999), a carborundum monoprint on paper by Emily Mason.

The Arts

MGFA presents work of Emily Mason

The gallery is open Wednesday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com or call 802-251-8290.

Originally published in The Commons issue #433 (Wednesday, November 8, 2017). This story appeared on page B5.



BRATTLEBORO—Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., presents “Emily Mason, Explorations,” a survey of Mason’s prints from 1985 to 2016.

An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by an artist talk with Mason on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m.

This gallery-wide exhibition continues through Jan. 7.

One of America’s foremost nonrepresentational painters, Mason began exploring printmaking at the Tamarind Institute in 1985, and continued working with the Garner Tullis Workshop, Hand Graphics, and master printers Janis Stemmermann and Lisa Mackie through 2016.

Each printer offered their individual creative direction, which enhanced Mason’s distinctive style. In turn, she modifies or personalizes their techniques to further refine her color vocabulary. Her monoprints, monotypes, and solar-plate prints epitomize a spontaneous and daring use of color and form.

As Jessica Holmes wrote in Emily Mason: The Intuitive Print: “Her mastery is so deft that limiting the discussion to visual terms does the work an injustice.”

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