Printmaking Exhibition Opens Jan. 24 (Update)

Rob Swainston’s CARRY ON continues through Feb. 15 at Garrison Art Center

CARRY ON, a solo exhibition by Rob Swainston, will be on display in the Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center Jan. 24 through Feb. 15. There will be a public reception on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. (rescheduled from Jan. 24).

Rob Swainston in his studio

Rob Swainston in his studio

This exhibition marks the culmination of a year of printmaking at Garrison Art Center, which included the Steamroller Printmaking Festival, an exhibition of print-focused work by artist Judy Pfaff, and the subsequent Woodblock Masterclass led by Swainston and generously funded by Pfaff.

Artwork from the masterclass will be on view in the adjacent gallery and will include prints from six local artists: Chris Albert, Barbara Smith Gioia, Michael Piotrowski, Hildreth Potts, William Stafford and Natalia Woodward.

Swainston is currently an artist in residence at Bard College. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, he studied art and political science at Hampshire College, and subsequently lived and worked in Central Europe, pursuing postgraduate studies in political science at Budapest’s Central European University.

'Who Owns the Sky' by Rob Swainston

‘Who Owns the Sky’ by Rob Swainston

He received his MFA in visual arts from Columbia University in 2006, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program in 2009–10, and is an alumnus of the Philadelphia art collective Vox Populi. Swainston is a co-founder and master printer of Prints of Darkness, a collaborative printmaking studio in Brooklyn.

The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on this and other exhibitions and programs at Garrison Art Center, visit garrisonartcenter.org or call 845-424-3960.

Photos courtesy of Garrison Art Center


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