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Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
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Katie Baldwin
Things Left Behind

Things Left Behind: World, 2009
Moku hanga and letterpress, 7" x 7"

"Carving and printing woodblocks is time-consuming, in contrast to our society where everything is made to be fast, efficient, and overproduced." - Artist, Katie Baldwin


Wilmington, Del. - 2 November 2010 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces the solo exhibition of Philadelphia printmaker Katie Baldwin titled Things Left Behind.  The exhibition will be on view in the Beckler Family Members' Gallery from November 2 - February 6, 2011.  The artist will lead an informal gallery talk of her exhibition on Friday, November 5 at 6:30 pm during the show opening at DCCA's Art on the Town.  Baldwin will give a more formal one-hour lecture during DCCA's Free Lecture series Art Salad at Noon on Thursday, November 11, 2010.  To view the full Fall 2010 Art Salad schedule visit the DCCA website at: http://thedcca.org/content/art-salad. The press is invited to attend any of these events.  Please contact Sara Teixido, Director of Marketing and Communications for any further information.
About the Exhibition                              

Katie Baldwin's methodical approach to printmaking contrasts with the fast pace of modern life and mass production. Carefully carving multiple blocks of wood to create a single image, the artist then inks and prints each block by hand. Baldwin states, "Carving and printing woodblocks is time-consuming, in contrast to our society where everything is made to be fast, efficient, and overproduced." She purposefully slows down her approach to art through a historical process that can be traced back thousands of years. She believes her method serves as a reminder of physical limitations as well as a tactile response to artistic creation. In her prints, Baldwin creates non-linear visual narratives that bear witness to the ordinary and extraordinary events of everyday life. Her prints, produced in series, comment upon the complexities of the human condition. In her most recent work, she utilizes a perspective based on multiple points of view. She is interested in challenging the unity of time by showing several moments at once. Daily life intersects with such themes as work, relationships, culture, natural disasters, and dumb luck. Baldwin travels extensively and has served as artist-in-residence in Japan, Mexico, and Cuba. The artist's unique international experiences also contribute to the broad range of ideas found in her work.

To view more images and download the full Katie Baldwin Exhibition Information Card from our website please visit: http://thedcca.org/exhibit/things-left-behind


About the Artist                                              

KATIE BALDWIN, (Philadelphia, PA) received her MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  She has had solo exhibitions at the University City Arts League in Philadelphia, PA and the Women's Studio workshop in Rosendale, NY.  The artist has also exhibited in a number of international and national group exhibitions including: Interrogating Beauty, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and Fever Pitch, Delaware Art Museum, in Wilmington, Delaware; The Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA; Sweet Spot, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists,Careful, Space 1026, SHOP: Art, Commerce and the Printed Image, The Print Center, 81st Annual International Competition: Printmaking, The Print Center, Emerging to Established: 25 Years of The Center for Emerging Visual Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; NEW PRINTS 2008/Summer: Artists' Commentary, International Print Center, New York, NY; Moku Hanga, Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, France and Nagasawa Printmaking, DIC Square, Nichonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Among the artists selected awards are: Washington Print Club Purchase Award, Washington Print Club, Rockville, MD; Individual Creative Artists Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA, Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, The Women's Studio Workshop Residency Grant, Rosendale, NY, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Shelter Island, NY.  Among the artists' selected residencies are: Nagasawa Art Park Artist-in-Residency, Tsuna-gun, Hyogo, Japan, Women Studio Book Production Residency, Rosendale, NY, Artist-in-Residence/MFA Book Arts and Printmaking, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
                                                                                 
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About the DCCA
The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents between 20 - 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society, as well as symposia, lectures and tours. The DCCA provides individual studios to more than 25 artists, who also exhibit regularly within its galleries and throughout the region. The DCCA presents a variety of educational and outreach programs, including programs that integrate contemporary arts into the public school curriculum, and artists' residencies that feature collaboration with underserved community groups. The center is housed in a renovated industrial building at 200 South Madison St. in the heart of the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront.

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DCCA exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, through individual contributions; membersʼ support; major grants from AstraZeneca, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; and by Amtrak - Official Transportation Provider for the DCCA.

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CONTACT

Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing and Communications
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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