The Jackson County Arts Council will be hosting a Coffee and Chocolate Reception and Gallery talk for artist Matt Liddle, Friday February 21, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Rotunda Gallery in the Historic Courthouse, Jackson County Library Complex. Matt will be talking about works in his exhibit, “Selected Prints,” now showing at the Rotunda Gallery through March 6, 2014.
This exhibition features original prints produced over the past 5 years. The exhibition includes work in a variety of print media, including relief, screen print, photopolymer intaglio and vitreography. The images range from the figurative to the abstract, including Liddle’s most recent work printed from pieces of pegboard. In these works, the surface of the pegboard has been cut and printed like a reduction woodcut, with colors being overprinted in layers. As each layer is cut and overprinted, the previous color is revealed.
Matt Liddle is a printmaker and book artist who has been making prints for over 30 years. Originally from Albany, New York, his creative work includes prints, artist’s books and experimental book works that have been exhibited nationally. He received a BA in Visual Studies from Dartmouth College in 1983 and an MFA in Printmaking/Book Arts from The University of the Arts in1991. He moved from Philadelphia to Cullowhee in 1995, when he was hired by WCU to be the studio coordinator of the printmaking and book arts area. He is currently serving as the Director of the School of Art and Design. Liddle is one of the Co-Directors of the Paper and Book Intensive, an international gathering of book enthusiasts and makers, including bookbinders, conservators, papermakers and artists working in the book format.