Ingrid Davis’ white-line woodblock prints will be featured in a December exhibit at Plainsboro Library Gallery.
This type of multi-colored print is made from one woodblock, with carved “white” lines separating the individual colored areas. Davis’ landscapes and still life prints are soft and vibrant; and the relatively simple compositions are enhanced by the detail of the woodblock’s grain.
A reception will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m., where visitors can take the opportunity to see samples of the woodblocks and the tools used; and to have the process explained by the artist. The exhibit opens Dec. 1 and runs through Jan. 2.
Ingrid Davis was raised in West Berlin, Germany, and moved to the United States after her marriage to an American. Her early art training was in painting, and she primarily worked on oils and pastels. In 1976, she moved to Japan where she developed an interest in rice paper collage.
Back in the U.S., a course in etching led to a fascination with printmaking, and eventually, a love for the white-line woodblock technique. She received her art education from the Art Students League, the Brooklyn Museum School of Art, and the Parsons School of Design, in New York.
She has exhibited widely in the U.S. and Europe, in solo, invitational, and juried shows; receiving numerous awards for etching and white-line woodcuts.
Davis has contributed to original print calendar collections through the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Georgetown University, The Smithsonian Museum of American History, and The Library of Congress. Her work can be found in collections in the United States, Europe and the Far East.
The Plainsboro Library is located at 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro. For more information, call 609-275-2897 or visit plainsborolibrary.org.