Join us on Thursday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for a conversation with printmaker Bill Fick – one of the jurors for the New Impressions Printmaking Exhibit on display in the Davis Gallery through May 27. The exhibit and event are free and open to the public.
Bill Fick is a printmaker who lives and works in Durham, North Carolina. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies. Over the past 25 years he has exhibited his prints nationally and internationally and has taught at many institutions across the United States including the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill and Greensboro), Pratt Institute and Rutgers University. Fick’s work can be found in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; The New York Public Library and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University. In 1993 Fick was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and in 1995 a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. Fick is also the director of Supergraphic a creative art studio dedicated to the production of fine art prints and print media.
His work consists of narrative prints that deal with a variety of satirical, sociopolitical and scary themes. He’s especially interested in making work that bridges the gap between fine art and lowbrow art. His current work focuses on frightening monster images that reflect society’s ever-growing fear and anxiety of all things different and unfamiliar. These images are presented in a variety of forms including prints, t-shirts and posters.
Artists on Art is a series hosted by Amy Jordan Kincaid that originated in 2014 as a venue for promoting artists, and offering a platform where artists discuss art and process. Many of our guest artists have other stories or motivators that the community at large is unaware of, the “other” part of their story. Host, Amy Jordan Kincaid is intrigued by life stories and art processes; this event series combines the two and brings our community together in a casual setting to discover more about ourselves and the art community at large.