New Work by Karen Kunc Purchased by the New York City Public Library

Echolocation, 2011 woodcut, mezzotint, polymer relief, & mixed media 29" x 39"

Echolocation, 2011

woodcut, mezzotint, polymer relief, & mixed media

29" x 39"

New mixed media monoprint, Echolocation, was acquired by the New York City Public Library. The piece is part of a new body of work that "examines other worlds of edgy natural order and beautiful disasters." Kunc's unique mixed media works are richly layered using various printmaking processes, including woodcut, mezzotint, and polymer relief. Karen Kunc states that "these methods mirror the content of evolutionary forces and reversals in the sweep of this imaginary alternative Eden. Recognizing human and natural destruction and benevolence gives poignancy to such newly vulnerable, or toxic, evolving worlds of microbes, seedlings, corals, gaseous pools, distended flora."

Karen Kunc is at the forefront of contemporary printmakers with work in over 100 museums worldwide.

New works by Kunc are currently on exhibit at Atrium Gallery. An Eden received a wonderful review in the St. Louis Beacon. Please click on the link to read the full article.

Finding the Strangely Beautiful in 'An Eden' by Nancy Fowler