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Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials
Flint Luna
Signs of Wanderlust Memories
Lily Basin
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Dance 6
Dance 6
Dorothy Simpson Krause
Ultraviolet-cured inkjet print
directly on painted metal nailed
to plywood, 2002

Digital Art Studio:
Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials

Karin Schminke
Dorothy Simpson Krause
Bonny Pierce Lhotka

Karin Schminke, Dorothy Simpson Krause and Bonny Pierce Lhotka, referred to as “three of the primary investigators and pioneers of digital mixed media printmaking” by Harald Johnson in his latest book, are the artists featured in Digital Art Studio an exhibition on loan through the American Print Alliance.  This exhibit premiered in March 2005 at the New Bedford Art Museum in New Bedford Massachusetts.  During the summer of 2005 it was shown at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut.  The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at the College of St. Catherine is one of a number of venues across the United States that will be exhibiting this inspirational exhibition.

Desire
Desire
Karin Schminke
Inkjet print on black rag paper
with inkAID White Matte Precoat,
2003

Digital Art Studio takes an inclusive and integrative approach towards traditional media- paint, collage, fresco, transfers, and incorporates them with the a more contemporary medium- the digital print.  Though much of the work may challenge, confront or raise questions for the viewer the focus is not on the content but the construction of the work.  Schminke, Krause and Lhotka have produced a beautiful four-color text (available at the front desk) on techniques for combining inkjet printing with traditional art materials.  The first part of the text covers the basics including “underprinting digital images as a base for other media” and “overprinting digital images on other media”.  The balance of the text is dedicated to advance processes such as “wet transfers to absorbent surfaces,” “dry emulsion transfers to nonabsorbent and dimensional surfaces” (such as that seen in Krause’s series of large portraits), “gelatin transfers” (such as Lhotka’s Lily), “layering prints with collage and paint” (seen in Schminke’s Fragments: Early Morning) and “creating three-dimensional work” (such as Dorothy Simpson Krause’) lenticular print, Luna or Krause’s House of Worship.)  Digital Art Studio will most likely stir up the “creative juices” for all visitors, artist and non-artist.

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Learn about our other concurrent exhibit: Cross-cultural Design