The pieces in the show are all monotypes made in the“plein air” style. I paint onto a metal etching plate with oil based printing inks that I loosen with turp and linseed oil. This I bring back to my studio where I print the image on paper using a Brand printing press. The work is as much about the art making process as it is about the subject matter which is the modern day landscape and its ephemeral nature. I express the yin and yang of painting and the elements of art and try to balance all these elements to create a dance of visual pleasure.
Joan Jacobson Zamore has been creating art all her life. While auditing a class at Yale University with Richard Claude Ziemann she discovered the happy surprise called the monotype. Ms Zamore attended Hunter College for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She returned to her studies to obtain an MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute from 1985-87. Ms Zamore’s work is included in public collections such as Yale University, Colgate University, the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport CT, Aetna corporation and a poetry publication called “Parnassus”. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work.