Out of Print
 

Out of Print

  
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"Out of Print" represents 25 of Utah's finest professional artists using the medium of printmaking to create lithographic, intaglio, and relief prints. In the eary 1990s, master printers Wayne Kimball, Todd Frye, and Doug Himes provided an opportunity for their students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah to observe working artists confronting and solving creative problems in their studios. 
In many cases, the students and professional artists had mastered other media, but had no prior experience in printmaking. Each artist worked collaboratively with the master printers at BYU to explore printmaking mediums while creating a limited edition print for this exhibit. 
Most of the work occured in the printmaking workshops of BYU's Department of Art. Each piece was designed and drawn directly on printed elements or plates by each artist; 46 impressions of each print were created. All other proofs and impressions related to the project were destroyed when the printing elements were effaced or altered in such a way as to render subsequent printing of similar editions impossible. Thus, the title "Out of Print" signifies that these exact images can never be reproduced. 
Printmaking is a fine art utilizing varied techniques and materials to produce multiple "original" works of art. Each piece is considered an original since it is not a reproduction of another work of art, and is technically known as an impression. Works printed from a single plate create an edition; most are signed and numbered to form a limited edition. 
The scope of subjects in "Out of Print" is expansive. The western landscape, elements of the natural world, animal favorites, commonplace objects, the human figure, and the role of symbolism are investigated. 
The exhibit artists represent a breadth of schools, ranging from the super-realism of Edie Roberson, to the Mormon Art and Belief movement of Doug Himes. Lee Deffenbach and Tony Smith studied at the Arts Students League in New York City, and Deffenbach studied in Florence on a Fullbright Scholarship. Wulf Eric Barsch received the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome in 1975. The work of Paul H. Davis has been featured at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Amerika Haus in Hamburg, Germany. Portrayed in a Life Magazine article as a prominent American artist, Doug Snow's work hangs in collections throughout the United States, including those of the Museums of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco. Many of the artists are now or have been college and university faculty, and most have received awards and recognition of significance.