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May 18, 2010
Contact: Sarah Perry
Art professors at MUW published in `Printmakers Today’
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Only 62 printmakers were selected to be featured in the recent publication of “Printmakers Today,” and two of them can be found at Mississippi University for Women.
The book, published by Schiffer Publishing, features the works of art professor, Thomas D. Nawrocki and associate art professor, Shawn L. Dickey.
The four-page spread of Nawrocki’s work features his work titled “ZIG ZAG ZIG.” The prints are photographs of materials in nature illuminated with a black light, manipulated with a computer, printed onto a clear film, cut and arranged on various shapes of Plexiglas. The addition of hinges connects the different pieces together.
“‘Printmakers Today’ documents the top active printmakers in the world, who are exhibiting their work in national and international print competitions. It is an honor to be selected for inclusion in this book,” said Nawrocki, who has taught at MUW since 1970.
MUW alumnus and instructor since 1997, Dickey, describes his art as themes ranging from power to isolation to voyeurism and spirituality. Each piece is apart of an ongoing body of work called “The Piedmont Sideshow.”
Dickey said, “Each production is graced with a myriad of characters and props assembled on symbolic stages--expressed as three-dimensional constructs reminiscent of early Christian altarpieces.”
His technique for creating a dimensional screen print starts out with a drawing that is scanned into a photo editing program and manipulated. After the images are printed, cut and mounted, the pieces are arranged onto posts, which give the dimensional effect.
To see more of Nawrocki’s and Dickey’s prints visit http://www.thomasdnawrocki.com/Enter.htm and http://www2.muw.edu/~tomn/ and www.sldickey.com.