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Date Released: 12/4/2006

The Purchase College School of Art+Design presents 4’s a Crowd, a BFA Thesis Exhibition displaying a spectrum of printmaking techniques including intaglio, reduction woodcut, digital prints and multi-media pieces. The show, which features the work of students Bari Knoff, Katherine Lee, Jessica Luhmann and Rachel Yunker, is on view December 5-9 in the Student Gallery, Room 1019A of the Art+Design Building.

An artists’ reception will be held on Tuesday, December 5 from 6-8 PM. Production show times are December 5 at 7 PM and December 7 at 6 PM.

The Gallery is open 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday to Friday, and by appointment on Saturday (516-318-8811). Admission is free.  For more information, call 914-251-6750.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

The subject matter in the exhibition varies, with each artist’s work markedly different from the others. All the artists use abstracted forms to create and/or enhance their compositions.

Bari Knoff of Queens, N.Y., is interested in the role her art plays as a means of communicating to both her audience and herself. She creates multi-color woodcut prints and has also used mixed media collage. In addition to her course work at Purchase, she teaches an art class in an after school program in Westchester County.

Katherine Lee of Chinatown, N.Y. is a graduate of F.H. LaGuardia High School and the recipient of several awards, including two Scholastic Gold Key Awards for printmaking and painting. Her suite of intaglios for this show balance obsessive mark-making with areas of white space, using natural imagery to construct spaces with a fairytale-like quality.

Jessica Luhmann of Levittown, N.Y., was born into a family of artists. In addition to printmaking, she also loves drawing because of its immediacy, its important role in her thought process and its communicative abilities.

Rachel Laura Yunker of Springwater, N.Y. had her work included in many regional art competitions before she came to Purchase, and was awarded a Scholastic Silver Key for a photograph and a Gold Key for her photography portfolio. While printmaking has become her chosen avenue of expression, photography continues to play a large role in her artistic process.