ACU Shore Art Gallery Shows Brazilian Prints

for immediate release Jan. 9, 1998

Shore Art Gallery will open the spring semester at Abilene Christian University with "Contemporary Brazilian Prints," a touring exhibition funded by the University of Dallas. The show will be on campus Jan. 12-Feb. 6.

"Contemporary Brazilian Prints" included more than 90 works by 38 artists from cities throughout Brazil. Juergen Strunck, professor of printmaking at the University of Dallas, traveled to Brazil to assemble and curate the exhibit.

"My expectation of finding imagery referring to the Indians of the Amazon regions were not met ...I found most prints more oriented towards European than American influences, and I found most prints looked different from prints in national competitions in the U.S....," he states in the show catalog.

The imagery is as varied as the processes illustrated and runs the gamut from highly representational to totally non-objective items. In addition, the prints dimensions run from a diminutive 9" x 9" drypoint etching to large woodcut scroll measuring more than 8 feet high.

Anyone interested in purchasing work may contact curator Juergen Strunck at the University of Dallas. Prices will be listed at the Shore Art Gallery desk. The exhibit travels next to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

The Shore Art Gallery, located southwest of Moody Coliseum, is open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. There is no admission charge.

If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Malissa Endsley, director of media relations, at or call 915-674-2692.

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Last update: January 22, 1998