UAFNews-L Master’s students exhibiting at Well Street Gallery

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Master’s students exhibiting at Well Street Gallery

CONTACT: Kirsten Pickard, 907-474-2417, kirsten.pickard

Photographers and printmakers Alice Bailey and Karinna Gomez will hold a
combined master’s degree thesis exhibition at Well Street Gallery in April.

The exhibit will open April 4 with a First Friday event from 5-8 p.m. and
runs through April 29. It offers a rare opportunity to see contemporary
images made with intaglio printmaking.

Bailey and Gomez are completing master of fine arts degrees at the
University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Bailey’s exhibition, “Arctic Entry,” features copper plate photogravures of
her film photographs of the Kuskokwim Delta in Western
Alaska. Her landscape and portrait photographs depict everyday life in
Yup’ik and Athabascan communities, including portraits of elders, strange
industrial objects, houses and other buildings.

Gomez’s “Nocturnes” includes a number of mezzotints, etchings and drawings.
They portray the North Atlantic coast, Icelandic mountains, radio towers
and power substations in forested hills, and other mysterious spaces and
forms reminiscent of dreams.

The meticulous, traditional printmaking processes lend unique delicacy
and depth
to the photographic and imagined images explored by these artists.

Bailey moved to Fairbanks after graduating from the University of Virginia
with a bachelor’s degreee in studio art and photography in 2005. She spent
the past five summers working for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at
salmon-related projects on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. The photographs
in her exhibition were made during the past three years in Bethel,
Quinhagak and a remote hunting camp at the Kuskowim River’s headwaters.

Gomez was born in San Jose, Calif. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art
theory and practice from Northwestern University in 2009. She then traveled
on a Fulbright fellowship to Iceland, where she completed a series of
mezzotints and drawings informed by winter and night in Iceland.

Well Street Gallery, 1304 Well St., off Phillips Field Road, is open Tuesday
through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

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