Windsor Terrace Library, Art Gallery (branch info)
by Phyllis Trout
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 1-3 pm
The exhibition, "Monotypes" is by local artist Phyllis Trout. The displayed works (prints) are monotypes, 25" by 35" from the "Benedict's Bardo" series. The artist takes her inspiration from the atmosphere of a big city. Urban environment, industrial and ecclesiastic structures are transformed in Phyllis Trout's works. She begins each print with a plate completely covered in ink. Then she wipes and scrapes to dilute the ink to create her images. The images appear and disappear. The surprise of the reversed printed image compels the artist to explore further and experience spontaneous visual effects.
The exhibition will be transformed into another educational project similar to the one that the library organized last year for youth patrons as well as adults. The difference is that this year the exhibition will offer prints which are the most experimental art medium. Currently, a group of teenagers from the library is researching the history, techniques and types of prints. The results of this research are reflected in displays and posters shown at the library.
Phyllis Trout is a printmaker/painter and teachers at Friends Seminary and the New School. She has exhibited in the USA and in Italy. Her works are held in public and private collections.