San Antonio artist and teacher Kent Rush has been making prints for nearly 50 years, and his contributions to the San Antonio art community make him the perfect subject for the McNay’s series of exhibitions representing a history of printmaking in our city. This exhibition, a follow-up to Rush’s 1998 McNay retrospective, reveals new directions in his work. Included are a soundtrack of the blues music the artist listens to in his studio, and a video of Rush creating a collotype. One of his favorite media, collotype is a printmaking process in which a light-sensitive gel is exposed to light through a photographic negative.
This exhibition is organized by Lyle Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings, for the McNay Art Museum. Lead funding is most generously provided by the Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions.
Image: Kent Rush, Untitled from Recuerdos, 2017-18. Collotype with hand coloring. Courtesy of the artist.