Associate Professor Sarah Marshall and Instructor John Klosterman will present a two-person exhibition at the Gadsden Museum of Art’s second-floor gallery space, August 2 through September 24, 2021. Transient Machinations features two artists who combine a variety of printmaking techniques into their work. Klosterman often uses woodblock, linoleum and screen printing to create his detailed, yet large-scale and complex images; Marshall’s quilted, hand-dyed fabric works incorporate cyanotypes, screenprinting and relief printing techniques to create mysterious, encrypted visual ciphers.
In her artwork, Sarah Marshall is influenced by interests such as language, reading and book objects, architecture, and biological science and she focuses on the processes of printmaking and drawing. Her works on paper and fabric show organic forms that become portraits and characters; repeated in various environments, these characters examine our ideas about decision-making and the ways we treat each other. Her work was included in the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and in the Delta National Small Print Exhibition at the Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University. Marshall received an MFA from the University of Iowa and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
John Klosterman is a full-time instructor in drawing and foundations. A native of Daphne, Ala., he grew up with a fondness for machines and the tinkering that came along with them. His love of tinkering now takes on a two-dimensional form as he carves out prints, transfers ink to paper, and as he says, assembles his works in a manner that creates a functioning vehicle for the message of each piece. He incorporates old family photos and “vintage-inspired” iconography in his work, with the goal to know if he has built his own “vessel” to plan. Klosterman was one of five artists selected for the juried exhibition Contemporary Print: 5X5, at PrintAustin 2021 and was artist-in-residence at the Hope Center for Arts and Technology in Sharon, Penn., in 2020. He received an MFA from The University of Alabama and a BFA in printmaking from the University of South Alabama.
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