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Art Museum of WVU: "Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt"

Thursday, December 8, 2022 12:30pm to 6pm

+ 3 dates

  • Friday, December 9, 2022 12:30pm to 6pm
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:30pm to 6pm
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 12:30pm to 6pm

20 Fine Arts Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506

https://artmuseum.wvu.edu
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Marie Watt (Seneca, b. 1967) is one of the country’s most celebrated contemporary artists, whose work draws on personal experience, indigenous traditions, proto-feminism, mythology, and art history. Drawing on the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation, Storywork  is a comprehensive look at Watt’s 30-year career, including more than 60 original prints and sculptural works. The exhibition also showcases Watt’s deep veneration for indigenous narratives, especially those informed by her own Seneca heritage.

Over the course of her career, residencies at the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and the Tamarind Institute provided Watt the opportunity to collaborate with master printers in producing ambitious print series. Whether working in lithography, woodcut, or etching, the medium of print has served for Watt as a laboratory for large-scale pieces and concepts. In each of her prints Watt demonstrates a tactile appreciation for the particular qualities of wood, copper, or stone, aiming to achieve in her words a “familiarity and intimacy” with the material that adds a layer of thematic resonance to her work.

Curated by John Murphy, Ph.D., Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College and former Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints at University of San Diego.

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Image courtesy of University Galleries, University of San Diego (photo by Chandler Hubbard)

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