Krupp + Nelson Exhibition and Opening Reception

By Laura S. RSS Wed, March 4, 2015

Join us Saturday March 7th for the opening reception of Krupp + Nelson, the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. 

Meet the artists and discuss their work. Free. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The exhibition, which includes woodcuts and paintings by Andrea Krupp and  experimental prints by Catherine Nelson, continues through April 10, 2015.

Andrea Krupp is a painter, printmaker, and book artist. She is also a diarist, a rare book conservator and word-hoarder. This exhibition of recent work explores her connection with place, in this case, Ólafsfjörður in North Iceland. Through the filter of memory and the processes of image making, she synthesizes her experience of landscape and light into artwork that is interior and personal. Her artwork reflects the ephemeral here and now and reaches for deeper connection to both the private moment and the community that views her work. She lives and works in Philadelphia. 

Catherine Nelson is an artist delving into the intersection of printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.  Her work is motivated by a sense of wonder at the everyday: a hole in a wall gives way to a wild cave, a crack in the sidewalk morphs into a nebula in another galaxy, sap crawling down a tree gives way to a volcanic eruption.  She likes making big things small and small things big.  Her prints build up through improvisation with materials, leveraging the power of printmaking to repeat and expand on imagery.   Nelson also hand-prints a monthly zine called “Puncture” to experiment with and trade new ideas. Currently she is exploring how movement in a drawing can shape a book.  She lives and works in New Orleans.

This exhibition is part of the 2014 Call for entries program. This project is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Print and Picture Collection and the Robert F. Looney Fund.


Parkway Central Library

Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery, 2nd Floor

Free Library of Philadelphia

1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hours:  M-F 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.,  Sat 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.,  Sun 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  215-686-5405 or

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