Jonathan Byxbe: The Hallowed Veil
Exhibition Dates: 21 April – 5 May 2021
Tandem Press is pleased to host The Hallowed Veil, a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition by Jonathan Byxbe, University of Wisconsin-Madison MFA candidate and 2020-2021 Tandem Press Project Assistant.
Jonathan Byxbe first started his path towards printing in undergrad, earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. He then moved to Portland, Oregon where he continued to make art through the cooperative called Flight 64. During the five years he spent in Portland, he also worked in the production field of screen printing. In 2018, Jonathan was accepted into the graduate printmaking program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This program included working for Tandem Press as the project assistant in his third year. While this career has included many details into different methods of printmaking, relief printmaking has always been the backbone of Jonathan’s work. A personal favorite style of relief are reduction prints. This show, The Hallowed Veil, is the culmination of his three years in graduate school and consists of reductive relief prints delving into the artist’s own folklore that attempts to give context to the world around us.
We have long used folklore to better understand our world and pass that knowledge down to future generations, with each generation adding to the stories, incorporating layers of guidance and information. In my artworks, I share my stories in the layers of my reductive relief prints, stacking my knowledge on the foundations passed down to me. Ink and information are both layered to offer visual references to those who take the time to discover them.
This exhibition is made possible through support from the Anonymous Fund.