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Karl Kasten and Claire Falkenstein

Hollis Gallery

The experimental attitude among artists which has turned many painters to sculpture, and has induced many sculptors to paint or color their surfaces, has also extended itself to graphics. The Hollis Gallery is exhibiting just such a show of experimental prints by Karl Kasten, a painter, and Claire Falkenstein, a sculptor. Kasten has made collages which he inks and then runs as a master, through the press. He has made these printable collages of objects with a slightly raised character, flat in the main, but having some thickness, as metal, cardboard or plastic, rather than paper. (Two of these printable collages hang in this exhibition opposite their graphic images.) The graphics are called “collographs.” The printing is achieved with heavy mats which sandwich the paper as it is pressed and give the print a relief quality as well as printing the ink of the raised edges and surfaces. This

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