Exhibition of Mezzotints in the Rare Book Room

Holly Downing at her press (photograph by Genevieve Willson Barnhart)

The Donohue Rare Book Room is currently hosting an exhibition of the book, Arch, a collaboration between Holly Downing, a printmaker, and Jack Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press. The book features an excerpt of a dialogue from Paul Valéry’s Eupalinos, or The Architect and five mezzotint engravings. The mezzotints were inspired by arches in Montecastello di Vibio and Perugia, Italy. The exhibition also includes photographs, tools and correspondence showing the process involved in the creation of the prints and the book.

An opening reception with the artists will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 on Thursday, February 25th in the Donohue Rare Book Room. The exhibition will continue through March 31. For further information, please call (415) 422-2036.

John Hawk
Head Librarian, Donohue Rare Book Room

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