May 2, 2014

ROCK, PAPER, PRESSURE showcases lithographs created by 14 student artists who are currently working at Tamarind Institute. The exhibition will be in the Tamarind Gallery May 2 through May 15, and works will be available for purchase. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, May 2 from 5-7 pm. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

After a full semester dedicated to perfecting their technique, Tamarind students become “master printers” as they collaborate with art students in UNM’s Department of Art and Art History. A selection of the resulting lithographs created during the program or before, curated by Tamarind Education Director, Rodney Hammon, and Tim Van Grinkel, Assistant Professor of Printmaking at UNM. 

Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at UNM, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Students come from around the world to hone their technical skills in lithography and master the art of collaborative printmaking, a special partnership that brings together the expertise of a master printer and the creativity of an artist. Tamarind hosts the only educational program in the world that focuses specifically on creating master printers, and many of its students have established print workshops around the world.