Fall Art Exhibition ‘Coda for the Day’ Begins Aug. 15

August 7, 2018 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding is best known for her richly layered, inventive, and often monumental, woodcut prints. Her forms and color record her observations of nature and of daily life, described in her expressive gestural cutting into the wood block plate.

Elmhurst College will present “Coda for the Day,” an exhibition of her work, beginning on Aug. 15. Her exhibition comprises a selection of 15 large-scale relief prints, 11 artist books and eight collages from the last 10 years. The exhibition is curated by Doug Stapleton, associate curator of art at the Illinois State Museum.

“I am thrilled to host this exhibition of Jeanine Coupe Ryding’s work curated by Doug Stapleton,” said Suellen Rocca, curator and director of exhibits at Elmhurst College. “Both the curator and artist will discuss the exhibition at the public reception, which should provide great insight into the work.”

Ryding’s prints and artist books are in museum and private collections throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Iowa and her MFA from Universitat der Kunste in Berlin. She has received various awards and residencies, including from the Illinois Arts Council Award, Arts Midwest, Frans Masereel Center, Belgium and Anchor Graphics, Chicago. Ryding has been an adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1991.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday, Aug. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. A public reception will be held on Tuesday, October 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a talk by the artist and the curator at 5:00 p.m.

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