Marty Vreede

On at the moment at Solander Gallery (Wellington)
is an exhibition of new etchings by Whanganui artist Marty Vreede
called "Implement of Change", 8 Sept - 2 Oct 2010.

Drawn from artefacts from the Whanganui Museum,
and to me it seems to reflect a time before photography,
when etching was the medium of choice for artists and historians.
Now often thought of as antiquated itself,
Marty shows why the process has never died.
It is such a beautiful technique in the hands of a master printmaker.

Marty Vreede, Protection and Celebration, 2010.
Etching with harakeke Chine Colle on 510 x 700 mm paper, from an edition of 40.

For those unable to see the show in the flesh,
visit the Solander Gallery website for a look: