The accumulation and spread of human knowledge is deeply indebted to the labor of print and paper artists. It is their work, which allows concepts and ideas to be inscribed, transcribed and preserved into a physical manifestation.
Printed materials were cherished objects and the artists who created them not only preserved their illuminating wisdom, but also shed their artistic light on the pages. Illumination originally meant specifically the addition of gold or silver painting but grew to mean any embellishment added to the page. For Illumination, members will respond to these traditions and ideas; perhaps through telling a new story, by adding the illuminating light of metal leaf, jewel bright ink or an exploration of light. We look forward to seeing what you create.
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Peter Pettengill, Director and Founder of Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH.
Peter Pettengill is the founder and director of Wingate Studio in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, a professional intaglio print workshop and publisher that produces original etchings, monotypes, and relief prints in collaboration with artists.
From 1979 to 1985 he was a printer at Crown Point Press in Oakland, CA where he worked along side some that era’s most influential artists, including John Cage, Sol LeWitt, Joan Jonas, Pat Steir, Ed Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud and others. Prints published and printed at Wingate Studio are in the collections of MOMA, Yale University Art Gallery, The Hood Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library and the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as many other museums and collections.
Peter currently directs Wingate Studio along with his son, James and daughter-in-law Alyssa Robb, who continue to help define Wingate’s mission and bring a new generation and perspective to the operation of the studio.
Image: Jane Cooper, GL III, Monoprint on 22 karat gold leaf