Yellow Barn’s 2016 Summer Artwork

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Rachel Gross, Arches, 2014, 16.5 x 20.5”, woodblock relief, spraypaint stencil, and acrylic on Kitakata paper
Courtesy the artist

I think of my prints as spaces to enter with the suggestion of landscape and essential architectural forms. In this image, Arches, the different qualities of texture, color, and shape represent different places in time. As they line up they harmonize in way that allows us to see them all at once.

—Rachel Gross

Rachel Gross (b.1970) makes prints that combine etching, woodblock relief, and paint. In her work she creates an illusion of space that alternates between depth and flatness through the layering of rectilinear forms that recede in space. Gross also makes shaped panels that were inspired by the plywood shapes she cuts out for her relief prints.

Rachel Gross received her MFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia, PA. She is an Artist Member and on the Board of Directors at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. She has had solo shows at The Aidron Duckworth Museum, Hooloon Gallery in Philadelphia, Norwich University, Plymouth State University, and AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH.  Her prints are in several major public collections including the Boston Public Library, The Southern Graphics Council Print Collection, the Hood Museum, and the Mead Art Museum. Gross has been an Artist Resident at Yaddo and at Northern Print in Newcastle, UK. She has taught printmaking and foundations at the Savannah College of Art and Design, The Center for Cartoon Studies, and Amherst College.

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