About the Artist
Evan Summer is a professor art Kutztown University of Pennsylvania specializing in printmaking, specifically etching on copper and the collograph, a print medium that utilizes a collaged printing plate. Most of his work is landscape and the spaces he creates are usually populated with architectural or geometric forms.
Artwork by Evan Summer
Special Projects and Exhibitions by Evan Summer
Printmaking is over 5000 years old, with the earliest examples coming from the Sumerians who used cylindrical carved stone seals to make impressions on wet clay. Throughout history since then, printmaking has had a large impact on human civilization by increasing the speed, accessibility, and affordability of spreading ideas and images, an influence that continues even today in our modern society dominated electronic communication and reproduction. Even as older printing techniques are surpassed by new ones as technological and economic instruments, artists continue to use and preserve historical methods for their unique aesthetic and procedural properties, and so contemporary printmaking is a landscape in which artisan tradition and cutting-edge technology coexist. Under Pressure is a group printmaking exhibition exploring this landscape.