ArtSpace Gallery – Printmaking/photos by Tom Christison
October 17 @ 12:00 am - December 9 @ 11:59 pm
The ArtSpace Gallery at the Quad-Cities Campus is exhibiting “Works on Paper,” a collection of printmaking/photos by Tom Christison, from Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Dec. 9.
Everyone is invited to the closing reception and artist’s talk Thursday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m.
The ArtSpace Gallery is located on the first floor of Building 4 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline.
For more information about exhibits in the ArtSpace Gallery, email ArtDesign@bhc.edu.
About the artist
Tom Christison is an enthusiastic artist/printmaker living in Iowa City, IA. He has spent many years studying and teaching printmaking mainly lithography and monotype. He taught printmaking and drawing classes or given workshops/demonstrations at several institutions of higher learning including McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA; Ohio University, Athens, OH; the University of Tennessee-Knoxville; and Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Christison currently is lecturer of studio practice-printmaking at the University of Iowa. He maintains a private print workshop, Sandhill Press, in Iowa City where his investigations into printmaking take place. He studied printmaking and drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (BFA) and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (MFA). Christison’s work is included in many prominent national and international collections.
His recent works are unique impressions/collages, layers of both printed and painted matter resembling construction material and textures. Textures are created to resemble decayed and disintegrated material, exposing what appears to be previous generations of cultural décor or icon. Many direct and indirect methods and processes are used to achieve this visual effect.