A Printmaker\'s Perspective: A Life Told in Layers
Thursday May 09
A Printmaker's Perspective: A Life Told in Layers
Ginna Dowling makes biographical artwork. It tells the story of her heritage and life experiences, which she believes were necessary to make the commitment to be an artist. "I lived my entire life surrounded by the arts," says Dowling. Included in her lineage are poets, musicians, sculptors, and visual artists including her mother Polly Hammet and aunt Virginia Cobb, both nationally recognized and published artists. "My family influenced me more than anything or anyone else. Brushes soaking in containers of water, portfolios propped against the wall, mockups and layouts scattered on the surfaces of tables, and the smell of damp clay were such a normal part of my youth that it never dawned on me how unusual this was to most people."
The artwork in Dowling's exhibit tells the stories of her life experiences from a printmaker's perspective. It is her story told in layers through artwork made over the last decade. View more...
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Weekends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weekend visitors enter through west doors)
Where: East Gallery, state Capitol
Address: 2300 N. Lincoln