Davidson Galleries, Seattle Print Arts, and Pratt Fine Arts Center are very pleased to welcome Australian artist and master printer Michael Kempson to Seattle. For over thirty years he has taught printmaking in Australia and taken part in visiting professor programs internationally. Since 2004 he has been the Senior Lecturer, Convenor of Printmaking Studies at University of New South Wales Art & Design in Sydney.
Michael Kempson is also the founder and director of Cicada Press which on average has produced over 150 editions a year for the past 14 years through collaboration with established and emerging artists from around the world
During his time in Seattle, Michael Kempson will be opening his solo exhibition Child’ Play at Davidson Galleries in Pioneer Square. This exhibition features 50 beautifully produced etchings of seemingly benign, yet strangely unsettling stuffed creatures who represent in their placement and orientation the darker sides of contemporary international power-play and cold conflict.
February 2 - 24th at Davidson Galleries
First Thursday Opening Reception February 1st 6 to 8