A term often used in the print studio, viscosity refers to the degree of ink's resistance to flow, or its ability to adhere to a surface. In this exhibition, the term functioned as a metaphor for the shifting status of women in printmaking. The increase of women in print has not yielded an equitable space for the female voice within this arena. Viscosity is a declaration against marginalization.     

     Viscosity was a visual art exhibition featuring hand pulled prints by self identified female artists of varying ethnic backgrounds from around the United States, Canada and Finland. It took place from 1/11/19-2/17/19 at the Link & Pin gallery in Austin Texas. The exhibition originated at the Noise Gallery in Bloomington, IN and was curated by Kristin Sarette and Candice Corgan. Flash Collective brought the show to Texas for PrintAustin, and received a Community Initiatives grant from The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division which helped to pay for the shipping of the work and gave a stipend to the artists who exhibited.

     After coming down to Austin, the show continues to travel and been exhibited at the St. Louis Art Guild, the Universities of Utah and Tennessee, Frontline Arts Center in New Jersey, and Crows's Shadow in Oregon. Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting. 

Viscosity Artists

Judith Baumann, Pendleton, OR

Katherine Brimberry, Austin, TX

Marissa Cartagena, Philadelphia, PA

Deborah Chaney, Brooklyn, NY

Veronica Ceci, Austin, TX

Candice Corgan, Syracuse, NY

Ana Cortez, DeKalb, IL

Maria Erikson, Helsinki, Finland

Jill Graham, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Rachel Heberling, NJ

Maggie Lomeli, Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Melnyczuk, Manchester, NH

Jack Michael, Atlanta, GA

Ashley Ortiz-Dias, Gainesville, FL

Angela Pilgrim, Newark, NJ

Kathryn Polk, Solsberry, IN

Jessica Robles, Visalia, CA

Zeinab Saab, Chicago, IL

Kristin Sarette, Bloomington, IN

Beth Sheehan, Philadelphia, PA

Lyla Shon, Baltimore, MD

Klaire Smith, Rio GRande,OH

Bryn Sumner, Brooklyn, NY

Ashley Taylor, Orlando, FL

Ericka Walker, Halifax,Nova Scotia, Canada