Dancing with the Dark: Joan Snyder Prints 1963-2010
Perhaps best known for her considerable body of paintings, Joan Snyder is also an accomplished printmaker, freely experimenting with a wide variety of techniques. This catalogue to the first retrospective exhibition of Snyder’s prints features more than 110 works that reflect her approach to the medium and explores aspects of nature as well as sexuality, intimacy, violence and death. Infusing her prints with vibrant energy and colour, Snyder employs and combines an array of techniques using etching, woodcut, lithography, monotype, and digital. Many of her prints are enhanced by colourful applications of paint and pastel. This volume features rare uneditioned prints, unique hand-coloured monoprints, and outstanding examples of editioned prints with selected variant impressions or working proofs. The works date from her earliest woodcut portraits, executed during her student years, to her most recent prints. Also included in the book are two essays. One interprets her graphic imagery, the other traces Snyder’s life as an artist while presenting a chronology of her prints.