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Mary Iverson, Dane Youngren, & International Wood Engraving Invitational 2013
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Occurs every Saturday, Friday, Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday
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time varies
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Free
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Davidson Galleries
313 Occidental Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98104-2839
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(206) 624-7684
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Iverson's work investigates the clash between globalization and the environment. A series of oil paintings are set in Yosemite National Park and polluted with shipping containers and wrecked cargo ships. A second collage series depicts flooded, international, post - apocalyptic cities.

Youngren's industrial, ceramic sculptures are a fusion of nostalgia and melancholy and employ bygone structures servicing transportation and industry. His work addresses the ensuing destruction and abandonment that comes with obsolete buildings and commerce. It speaks of the antithesis of development - the obsolescence, deterioration, and other debris of the industrial decline.

International Wood Engraving Invitational 2013

Davidson Galleries is excited to present over 150 antique and contemporary wood engravings from around the world. This invitational exhibition will show contemporary work from more than 50 such artists working in North America, Europe and Asia. Several impressions of a wide variety of subjects will be available, allowing you to take home your new print or gift in time for the holidays!

The technique of wood engraving dates back to the 18th century, when Thomas Bewick first used it to rapidly produce high-quality yet inexpensive images by incising an image into the end-grain of a hard piece of wood. In the following centuries its importance as a creative process declined as cheap and readily-available books proliferated; by the end of the 19th century, photography all but displaced it as a means of producing images for publication. However, in the 20th and 21st centuries, wood engraving has experienced a renaissance, and today it is a creative and vital artistic medium. Contemporary wood engravers create prints in a variety of genres, yet it still remains a fascinating and highly affordable medium.

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Art