Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA - Apr 3 – May 30
The mezzotint is a print medium using strong black-and-white contrasts. The word means “halftone.” Invented by a German soldier in the 17th century and adopted by royal hobbyists, among others, the mezzotint uses a copper plate that has been scratched all over by a “rocker” tool, making the ground print dark black. Artists scrape into this darkness to reveal imagery. A celebrated regular event among print collectors, this invitational includes contemporary artists from the US, Japan and Europe.