Saints Mark, Rocco and Sebastian have been imagined and portrayed in art for centuries. Venice in particular has some of the most compelling representations of their images. This exhibit of installations considers various pictorial elements which could be used to experience many looks into the process of making pictures about saints. All works are on paper with etching, collage chine-collé watercolor, monoprint, all in variation, seeking ways to see the saints.
Professor emeritus from the University of Iowa where he taught Printmaking for the past 30 years. Achepohl’s work has been shown for decades in the US and abroad, and is in over 50 collections around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the New York Public Library, the National Gallery of Art in Whashington DC, the Art Institute of Chicago, the L.A. County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan, the Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona, Italy. A major show of prints based on images of earth and water is currently being circulated by Grinnel College in the United States. Achepohl’s many grants include Fulbright to Turkey and Egypt, A Tiffany Foundation Grant, a Florsheim Fellowship Grant, National Endowment Grants and Amerika Haus and United States Information Service Grants for lecturing in Egypt, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Germany.