“Four Ways In” group exhibition at A.P.E. Ltd Gallery

Esther S White, self-portrait, 2017, silk aquatint monoprint, 7”x10.25”

A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery 126 Main St Northampton, MA (413)545-0680
April 4–29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5–8 PM

Esther S White, Kevin Pomerleau, Claire Crews and Sally Clegg present new work in conversation. The four artists, who met at Zea Mays Printmaking, have been building a routine of collaborative thought and curation. Working independently, they have each created new work that in a variety of ways addresses the subjects of touch, permeability, barriers, visualization, and proximity.

Sally Clegg is a visual artist and writer. Sally was awarded an MCC 2018 Artist Fellowship for Drawing & Printmaking. “My goal as an artist is to bear witness to private, protected, or otherwise invisible experiences or forces. My work integrates information from observation with invented content to create and manipulate narrative. I am continuously seeking the intersection of written and visual storytelling, and regularly experiment with utilizing literary tools in my visual practice, such as structural elements used in poetry, comics, and prose.”

Kevin Pomerleau is a printmaker. His work focuses on telling stories through images of the textiles present during pivotal moments of his own life. Pomerleau’s work entices the viewer to peer into his world without actually allowing them to enter, touching on themes of isolation, connection, and the plights of the queer community.

Claire Hawley Crews is a weaver and printmaker. Claire’s work interrogates digital technologies, memory and documentation, intimacy and ambiguity, from a growing technical knowledge of textile craft and intaglio printmaking.

Odds & Ends

New artists’ books presented at the 2017 Odds and Ends: Art Book Fair at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT.

Esther S White, Disappearing Woman, 2017, artist book: photo-collagraph and photographic silk aquatint monoprints, drum leaf book with wrapped hard cover, 32 pages, 5.75”x7.75”


Esther S White, I Thought I Knew, 2017, artist book: gelatin plate monotypes, sumigashi marbled paper, exposed western binding with styrene covers, 44 pages, 8”x10”


Esther S White, Untitled, 2017, artist book: gelatin plate monotypes from paper collages made by the artist’s 2-year- old son at daycare, coptic binding, 16 pages, 10”x13”

“Working Green” at Motherbrook Arts Center

Two recent pieces of mine, A Measured Routine and Clothes that are too small or no longer needed (pumping bra), are included in an exhibition of prints from Zea Mays Printmaking at the Motherbook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street, Dedham, MA.

Exhibit: October 17 – November 28
Reception & Artist Talk: November 5, 3 pm – 5 pm
Gallery Hours: 12 noon – 4 pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Esther S White, A Measured Routine, 2016, 42”x35”; cotton, fiber-reactive dye; screen printed and painted, machine stitched and quilted


Esther S White, Clothes that are too small or no longer needed (pumping bra), 2017, gelatin plate monotype, 16″x22″

E/AB Fair in NYC

Two of my artists’ books are going to the 2017 Editions/Artists’ Books Fair in NYC. Both are unique, made with monotypes and monoprints. Read more.

As an exhibitor at the 2017 E/AB Fair, Zea Mays Printmaking will feature original artists’ books and print portfolios by selected members of our printmaking community, including:  Anne Beresford, Annie Bissett, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sally Clegg and Kayla Biggs, Jennifer Gover, Anita S. Hunt, Tekla McInerney, Kevin Pomerleau, Erika Radich, Richard Turnbull, Nanette Vonnegut, Esther S. White, Angela Zammarelli.

Making a story quilt with Girls Inc.

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of teaching a printmaking lesson to the campers at Girls Inc. in Holyoke, MA. I did a short lesson on Harriet Powers’s second story quilt (one of my students had seen a Powers quilt in the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston!) and then introduced our nature story quilt project. I did a gelli plate monotype demonstration and then the girls got to work: turning their nature stories into sketches, turning those sketches into stencils, and then making gelatin plate monotypes. All of the girls made a few impressions, and they will each have a print included in the final collaborative story quilt.

The finished collaborative story quilt will be displayed in an exhibition at Paper City Studios Gallery in Holyoke on November 3, 2017.

The students were ages 6-12 and I was impressed by their fearless approach to new materials. We had a blast.

Thank you Plunge Arts!