SCAD students display their printmaking skills

SCAD students show their printmaking chops before they enter the real world.

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Featuring printing techniques such as etchings, lithographs, monotypes and more, the group exhibition Hard Pressed brings together 13 printmaking students from Savannah College of Art and Design to display their best work and celebrate their spankin’ new degree.

Hard Pressed is a play on words in reference to our collective enthusiasm for art produced on a printing press,” Abby Bullard, one of the featured artists, says. “The title reflects on the process of pressing down onto the surface of the paper to transfer an image, as well as the pursuit of our individual artistic visions.”

Aside from Bullard, you’ll see works from Rachel Braun, Kat Cockey, Rebecca Coll, Amy M Douglas, Brian Kendall James, Elaine Landers, Jules Miller, Kenneth Murray, Grace Perkins, Nikky Stewart, Melina K Taylor, and Lauren Brooke Wright.

The featured students all work in different processes and subject matter and explore the relationship between contemporary artwork and traditional printmaking processes, including an installation-based work that stretches the boundaries of a “print.”

“There will be a variety of amazing work from passionate emerging Atlanta artists that you won’t want to miss out on,” Bullard says. Plus, there will be food and drinks provided by General Muir. 

Hard Pressed: a BFA Printmaking Show opens on Sun., May 22, at 4 p.m. at Fridge Gallery. It’s free and open to the public.