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June 26 - July 19, 2020

Virtual Opening, Friday, June 26, 7 pm
featuring a livestream video of the exhibition on Facebook

Artspace Members Exhibition

Online Exhibition

Kathleen Westkaemper

Prints made in pandemic isolation – caged and uncaged

Solar etchings and cyanotypes

Watch the Video of this Exhibition on Facebook

'Free Flying,' Cyanotype, Matted print ( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Free Flying I
Cyanotype, Matted print
( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat
$90

'Flying Through,' Cyanotype, Matted print (8.5 x 5.5 inches) in 12 x 9 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Flying Through
Cyanotype, Matted print
(8.5 x 5.5 inches) in 12 x 9 mat
$90

'Free Flying,' Cyanotype, Matted print ( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Free Flying II
Cyanotype, Matted print
( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat
$90

'Released I,' Cyanotype, Matted print ( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Released I
Cyanotype, Matted print
( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat
$90

'Uncaged III,' Solar etching, Matted print (4 x 4 inches) in 8 x 8 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Uncaged III
Solar etching, Matted print
(4 x 4 inches) in 8 x 8 mat
$60

'Released II,' Cyanotype, Matted print ( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Released II
Cyanotype, Matted print
(5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat
$90


'On a Line I,' Cyanotype, Matted print ( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

On a Line I
Cyanotype, Matted print
(5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat
$80

'Free Flying,' Cyanotype, Matted print (6 x 5.5 inches) in 9 x 9 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Free Flying III
Cyanotype, Matted print
(6 x 5.5 inches) in 9 x 9 mat
$80

'On a Line II,' Cyanotype, Matted print ( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

On a Line II
Cyanotype, Matted print
(5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat
$80


'Uncaged I,' Solar etching, Matted print (4.25 x 4.24 inches) in 9 x 9 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Uncaged I
Solar etching, Matted print
(4.25 x 4.24 inches) in 9 x 9 mat
$70

'Uncaged II,' Solar etching, Matted print (5 x 6 inches) in 8 x 10 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Uncaged II
Solar etching, Matted print
(5 x 6 inches) in 8 x 10 mat
$70

'Uncaged IV,' Solar etching, Matted print (3.5 x 5 inches) in 8 x 10 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Uncaged IV
Solar etching, Matted print
(3.5 x 5 inches) in 8 x 10 mat
$60

'Uncaged V,' Solar etching, Matted print (3.5 x 3.5 inches) in 8 x 8 mat, inches, by Kathleen Westkaemper

Uncaged V
Solar etching, Matted print
(3.5 x 3.5 inches) in 8 x 8 mat
$60

'Uncaged V,' Solar etching, Matted print (3.5 x 3.5 inches) in 8 x 8 mat, inches, by Kathleen WestkaemperSolarplate printing is an alternative to traditional etching and relief printing. "Solarplate is a prepared, light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backing that uses the sun or UV light"* to etch an image on the plate. Solarplates were developed by Dan Welden in the 1970s. I have experimented with solarplates for the last 15 years.

I use a computer and printer to create my images on a transparent film (acetate) using photographs and photographs of my paintstick drawings. The transparency is placed on the solarplate and placed in the sun or under a UV light. An image is etched into the plate and water is used to wash it out.

The etched plate is inked and run through a printing press to make the image on paper.  

*solarplate.com


'Released II,' Cyanotype, Matted print ( 5.5 x 8.5 inches) in 9 x 12 mat, inches, by Kathleen WestkaemperCyanotype is a photographic printing process that was discovered in 1842. Paper is treated with chemicals to create a cyan-blue print. I make negatives of drawings and photographs on acetate film using a scanner, computer and printer. Paper is treated with the cyanotype (photosensitive) solution, the negatives on acetate are placed on the treated papers and exposed to sunlight to make the image.

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