Depot hosts prints, 'stereo' paintings

Transcript Staff

The Performing Arts Studio will host a free opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. today at Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave., for "Duel Adventures into Art," an exhibit of works by Don Holladay and Jordan Tang. Live music and refreshments will be provided.

Holladay began watercolor lessons while stationed in Germany with the Air Force. After putting painting aside for several years, he became interested in the printmaking process. In the summer of 1993, he traveled to Santa Fe to work one-on-one with printmaker Sharon Montgomery. He then began studying lithography, etching and monotype at OU, and in 1996 went back to Santa Fe to purchase a printmaking press from Montgomery.

Of his process, Holladay said, "Most of my work is done on paper or thin wood panels. When on paper, most pieces begin as a monotype. Creating a monotype involves painting on a plate surface and then transferring the image from the plate surface to the paper."

Tang's portion of the show will consist of 10 pieces, including four works that he terms "stereo" paintings. Each of those works consists of what looks, to the naked eye, like a pair of flat, side-by-side images. But when the viewer dons a pair of stereoscopes ? essentially sophisticated 3D glasses ? the two images merge to form a single, three-dimensional image.

"With stereoscopes, we can combine a pair of two-dimensional images to create a three-dimensional image," Tang said. "So I thought, 'Hey, why can't I do that with a painting, too?'"

The PAS Gallery will display "Duel Adventures into Art" through March 26. For more information, call the Performing Arts Studio at 307-9320 or visit www.thepas.org.

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