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Prints and Ghosts in Beacon

TheoGanz Studio is very pleased to present Prints and Ghosts, a solo exhibition of recent mixed media monotypes by Elana Goren.

This exhibition conveys the idea that the animal subjects are always in peril, facing early death as they inhabit the human world, usually spending entire lives unseen by the people who benefit from their existence. These animals are, in essence, living ghosts, unseen and unheard as they face death. Recognition of individual lives is paramount and in this show, the same individual is seen differently with each print of the same subject, sometimes strong, sometimes more of a ghost.

The theme relates to both the idea of ghosts in death as well as ghosts as a term used in the printmaking world. In printmaking, ghost prints are fainter impressions of a preprinted plate where the ink residue from the first print is left behind and yields a lighter, different impression in the second print from the same print. Sometimes the subtleties of ghost prints come through more strongly than the original and this has been a source of fascination and experimentation for the artist.

Elana Goren is a printmaker, teacher, illustrator and graphic designer who has taught graphic design at SUNY New Paltz as well as painting and printmaking at Westchester Center for the Arts. She has taught monotype and etching with other printmaking methods at the Garrison Art Center and has given etching presentations at the School of Visual Arts. She has also worked as an art director for the major companies and institutions including the Denver Art Museum and Scholastic, Inc. Elana holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz.

TheoGanz Studio is located at 149 Main Street in Beacon, and is open Saturday and Sundays from Noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Prints and Ghosts will be on display through April 8.
Contact Eleni Smolen at 917-318-2239 or theoganzstudio@tds.net. Visit theoganzstudio.com and elanagoren.com.

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