Look Again: The ACM Collection Inspires the Boston Printmakers

Art Complex Museum Exhibition, Duxbury, Massachusetts

May 17 – September 6, 2015

Janet Shagam Albuquerque NM Waiting, 2014 collagraph 26 x 21"
Janet Shagam
Albuquerque NM 
Waiting, 2014
collagraph
26 x 21
In a 1989 interview with “The Daily Collegian” reporter Laura Ward, Harold Altman states that some of his influences include artists such as Munch, Vuillard, and Bonnard as well as the controversial film, “Last Year at Marienbad.” Interestingly, critics describe the film as one that creates uncertainty about causal relationships between events. Perhaps, it is the discordance between the expected and the unanticipated that inspired me to choose “Evening” as my regenerative print. “Evening, 1966, is a dark image that leaves the viewer wondering if Altman’s reference is the moment of awe when day transitions to night or when life transitions to death. “Waiting,” a black and white collagraph, is my response to Altman’s etching. Similar to “Evening,” “Waiting” evokes atmospheric feelings that range from the trivial to the ominous.