“Wording the Image/Imaging the Word: The Prints of Pat Steir, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lynne Allen, and Lesley Dill,” a new art exhibit, has recently opened at The Gallery of the College of Staten Island, located in the Center for the Arts. The exhibit runs through November 6, 2010 and the Gallery will host an opening reception on September 29 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

The show explores the various artistic strategies employed by four contemporary printmakers as they negotiate the artistic implications of the image/word spectrum.

The exhibition includes a large variety of printmaking techniques, including woodcut, etching, soft-ground etching, aquatint, spit-bite, drypoint, lithography, photolithography, digital printing, letterpress, and chine colle, which are supplemented by hand-coloring, collage, staining, and stitching to reinforce the presence of human touch.

The range of print media is exciting and includes a 3D print that folds out from the paper surface and a 70 inch tall print that folds into thirds like an Indian pouch.

Literary references are drawn from poetry, history, philosophy, Native American culture, politics, and commerce. The prints construct visual frameworks with feminist overtones that engage viewers aesthetically, emotionally, and intellectually.

Admission is free and open to the public. Call 718.982.2553 for Gallery hours and more information.