Photogravure printmaking workshop
Print media Professor David Armstrong’s creative practice over the past two decades has focused on the relationships between image, things and material temporality through the manipulation of material and light (photograms) and photo-based printmaking. The 19th century photo/printmaking process of photogravure has been integral to his Canada Council-supported project After Images (2012-16), which explores a hybrid of historical and contemporary printmaking, photography, and digital imaging techniques.
In May 2016, Armstrong hosted an intensive three-day photogravure workshop in the Department of Visual Art and Art History’s print media studios. Participants were Visual Arts MFA students Andrew Testa and Tim Laurin, and Paul Taylor, a leading practitioner in the field and founder of the New Hampshire-based Renaissance Press, a photogravure and printmaking atelier specializing in alternative print/photography processes, publishing prints by leading artists such as Sally Mann, Robert Adams, William Anastasi, Aaron Siskind and others.