Art prints on display at the Archabbey Library Gallery

Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s Library Gallery hosts an exhibition of fine art prints by Bloomington artist Elizabeth Busey. The show will run from January 4 to February 14.

“Jubilant Expanse Web” by artist Elizabeth Busey

Busey’s exhibit is titled “Rhythm of All Things.” For Busey, printmaking is a way to meditate on the parts of the world that fascinate her. Encounters with towering cloud waves as well as expansive topographies and microscopic illuminations are translated into large, colorful linocuts and detailed rhythmic monoprint collages.

Inspired with the help of science and technology, its source material includes photographs taken from commercial aircraft, satellite images, and images revealed through microscopes. She searches for patterns and shapes that tell the stories of the underlying laws of our existence.

Linocuts are created by cutting out layers from a block of linoleum and printing the resulting design in overlapping inked layers until the block is mostly cut out or reduced.

Monoprints are made by inking a smooth polycarbonate sheet to create unique color and texture combinations. These papers are cut out and combined with old maps to create monotype collages.

His work has been featured in juried printmaking exhibitions such as the North American Boston Printmaker Biennial, the Four Rivers Print Biennial, and the National Print Exhibition at Artlink in Fort Wayne, IN, where his linocut “Breath Intertwined won first place. His works are part of public, corporate and private collections in the United States and Australia.

For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library website: www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/library-hours/ .

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibition may arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Elaine F. Brim