Plant Shadows explores print making through cyantotypes -- objects arranged on light-sensitive paper and exposed to UV light or sunshine, to produce images. This plein-air process vividly captures the silhouettes of plants, weeds, and shrubs from the artist's garden in the Berkshires. Influenced by the botanical work done in the 1840s by Anna Atkins who recorded seaweed plants using cyanotype, this form of expression is a new medium for Joan Dix Blair, a printmaker whose solo and group exhibitions include Northeastern University's Gallery 360, Boston, MA, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, and the Washington Printmakers Gallery, Wahington, DC. Her exhibition at the Garden brings together a current body of work created over the past two years in her Williamstown, MA studio.
A gallery reception is scheduled for Friday, December 14, 4-6 p.m. at the Garden's Center House Leonhardt Galleries, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA.