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Printmaking Takes on the Big 10

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Sybil by Alex Iosub

Penn State School of Visual Arts MFA Printmaking candidate Alex Iosub becomes Penn State’s fourth printmaking student to participate in the Big 10 printmaking exchange and exhibit, held each year at the Southern Graphics Council Conference. Iosub's piece, "Sybil," is a lithograph with a chine colle of silkscreened Japanese paper.

“I'm researching consciousness as the main feature of humanity (being human), alongside memory, and in-between states (falling asleep, waking up, etc.)," said Iosub. "This print is about self awareness, from a physical point of view.”

The Big 10 Printmaking exchange was initiated by John McCauley, a graduate student in Ohio State’s MFA program. “Inspired by the Big 10 Athletic Conference, this print exchange was intended to display the diverse talent of the universities and create a dialogue amongst them,” states McCauley. “This print exchange is meant to bring artists together, to allow the flow of ideas, and to give the opportunity to highlight the talent of these emerging artists.” Coincidentally the Big 10 has some of the most respected printmaking programs in the country, making the exhibit an important platform for sharing work.

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