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KPaRtist - Ashley Russell

Vicky Told Me To (2014) - monontype with relief painting and foil stamping.

The latest in featured KPaRtists is Ashley Russell, a Lawrence visual artist and printmaker who strives to create quality, rich, original work that demonstrates careful thought, effort and ideas.

Russell says: "As a printmaker, technique is valuable to my art and holds my interest to the field as there are so many new techniques and materials sprouting. Part of my work’s result is the mystery of what will happen after the matrix goes through the press, or the physical process that goes into making the print: I want the viewer to grasp the movement of my arm scribbling throughout the paper or plate, and I also want the viewer to grasp the pressure of my hand engraving into or inking the plate. The richness of both the delicacy and intensity of the tones, marks and values in my prints are only achieved with movement and pressure of my hands, which I think is important to show through."  

Her work is on display in the KPR Gallery through the end of February.

Check out Ashley's website or drop by KPR to see her exhibit in person.

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