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Chilean Printmaking Artist to Visit Otterbein University

March 13, 2013

Westerville, OH—Chilean printmaker Isabel Cauas will visit Otterbein University for a gallery talk and public reception at 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Grove St. The reception is free and open to the public.

The museum is currently hosting an exhibition of her work titled Impulsos Vertiginosos. The exhibition, which explores landscape themes in recent monotypes and intaglio prints, runs through May 10.

“Since the beginning, my artwork has been related to the landscape, (with) the tree the main character. I build my images from small domains or fragmented shown micro worlds, these cuts take forms as windows where looking inside or from my interior is possible. Usually I use a monochrome palette. Many times these desolated landscapes are unfinished to invite the spectator to complete and wander them,” Cauas wrote of her exhibition.

Cauas was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1966. She works predominantly in the medium of printmaking, but also in painting and metal smithing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in printmaking with distinction at the Facultad de Artes, Universidad de Chile, Santiago. She has had several solo shows in Chile and many group exhibitions in Chile and abroad, including a four-printmaker exhibition, A Pliego Completo, at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago. Cauas has received several awards, recognitions and grants throughout her career. She has taught printmaking, drawing and metal smithing at various universities and at Taller 99, a highly regarded not-for-profit printmaking studio in Santiago, which she also helps to operate. She currently lives in California, where she is completing a year-long sabbatical at the University of California – Irvine.

The Frank Museum of Art is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday-Friday during Otterbein’s academic year. It is closed on holidays and University breaks. For more information, call (614) 818-9716.

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