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The Art of the Chop

Collaborative Prints and Collages of the Sea by Lisa Mackie

December 20 - February 9

Opening: Friday, December 20, 5-7pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, January 25, 5pm

The Art of the Chop refers to the “chop” or seal, the embossed stamp usually pressed into the lower left corner of the print, a symbol of where the piece was printed. Lisa Mackie is a master printer and artist who has extended her expertise, creativity and guidance to numerous artists for over forty years. As she works with each artist, Mackie’s philosophy is to be the catalyst for the creative process and the consultant to create a print within the most effective technique or method. She is able to facilitate most printmaking processes—including lithography, serigraphy, monotype, intaglio and photo-based. She encourages the artist to engage, process, combine, and complete a print that mimics, but does not necessarily replicate his/her artist project. Her role is much more of a translator, sharing her vast knowledge of the language of prints and teaching the artist to “speak” in new ways. 
MGFA has invited master printer Lisa Mackie to present a group exhibition of fine art prints chronicling forty years of work produced at her studio in midtown Manhattan. The Art of the Chop features a diverse group of well-established artists and their largely experimental, innovative, and vibrant prints that each made in collaboration with Lisa Mackie. A second exhibition, Collages of the Sea, features Mackie’s own collages and prints.
Artists represented: 
Elba Damast, Marylyn Dintenfass, Amy Ernst, Mary Frank, Grace Hartigan, Darryl Hughto, Margo Humphrey, Wolf Kahn, Sol LeWitt, Alisia Mackie, Peter Mackie, Leo Manso, Emily Mason, Bill Murphy, and Jack Youngerman

With this exhibit we celebrate the grand move into our new gallery space.