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Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Studio 226
Minneapolis, MN
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Beth Dorsey is printmaker. Her work/imagery evolves through the process of printing, a synergy resulting from the layering of images, marks, and colors. The process of printing introduces unintended variations and elements that are intentionally mined to develop the image and create a series.

The work explores the tension between structure/intentionality and randomness/ spontaneity. She is attracted to everyday objects with repeatable elements/patterns such as venetian blinds, grates, building facades, windows, grids, and corrugated material.  These repurposed objects and patterns form the foundation of the images. Layers are added which obscure and enhance the structure.

Structure, routine, and patterns form the underpinnings of modern life, they are always present but rarely noticed. The images start with these ‘unseen’ but ubiquitous patterns. Making visible the unseen highlights their importance and utility just as the patterns and routines of our daily life provide freedom and productivity. The patterned foundation allows the spontaneity and individuality of the subsequent layers. Each new layer obscures and enhances the one underneath.

The interplay of these contradictions stimulates the mind and eye. Meaning occurs when they intersect and fuels the creative process.

 

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1.5 x1.5 lines in black, gray, and ochre

Wood cut
12 x16
framed: +$50

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30 permutations

Monoprint with intaglio and encaustic
18 x 21
framed

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Blinds I

Polymer photogravure with chine colle
8 x 7
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blinds II

Polymer photogravure with chine colle
8 x 7
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Blinds III

polymer photogravure
8 x 7
framed: +$50

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Blinds in Blue

Cynatoype with transfer print
Framed: +$75

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branches

Monotype -transfer
8 x 10.5
framed

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complexity

colored transfer print
7.7 x 10
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Dawn

Monotype- transfer print
7.5 x 7.5
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Grid Plus I

Monoprint with transfer print and Intaglio
17 x 21
framed

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Grids obscured II

Monotype- polymer photogravure and transfer print
13 x 12
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Gridscape I

Monoprint 20 x 19
framed +$100

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Irregular Grid in Green

Layer collage . 8x 10

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Irregular grids in ochre

collage
8 x10
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layered grids

mixed media-
15 x12
framed

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Line and dots II

Monoptype with cyanotype
10 x 8
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Lines of blinds – zigzag

polymer photogravure with chine colle
18 x 14

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Lines of Blinds I

Monoprint – polymer photogravure with chine colle.

Image size 18 x 14

Price includes framing

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Mixed permutations 1

monoprint with intaglio and chine colle
24.5 x 21
framed

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Remnants XX

Monoprint with intaglio and chine colle

Image 15 x 15

Work is framed

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remnants XXl

monotype with intaglio and encaustic
12 x 12

Framed

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Remnants XXll

monotype with intaglio and encaustic
12 x 12
Framed

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Reused Grids XV

transfer monoprint with chine colle
16 x 29
framed

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Reused Grids xxll

Monoprint- transfer print with chine colle 23 x16
Framed

 

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Windows and Reflections

polymer Photogravure monoprint
5 x 8.24
framed: +$75

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