Large Format Fine Art Prints from Paper Collage by Kimberly McClintock

Large Format Fine Art Prints from Paper Collage by Kimberly McClintock

March 4, 2018 to April 28, 2018

Each of Kimberly McClintock’s prints begins as a tiny 2 to 4 inch square collage, assembled from original children’s book illustrations, postcards, maps, advertisements, found paper artifacts and other documents. Once finished, the collage is scanned at high resolution, color corrected, and archivally printed at twenty to thirty times its original size. In her prints, postage stamps are rendered a foot wide; individual half-tone dots are the size of pencil erasers. The original collage is never altered during the scanning and printing process, only magnified in order to reveal the unique beauty of graphic elements otherwise to small to see and the complex microstructure of the substrate materials -- the tangled arrangement of paper fibers, the nuanced opacity of minuscule ink blots, ghosted images transferred by decades of contact or bleed-through, the subtle gradations of cream and grey in the foxed edges of century-old paper. 

 

A poet for over thirty years, Ms. McClintock considers her visual art a translation into the visual domain, using the same principles of contrast, association, and juxtaposition that are at work in poetry. The titles of many of her prints are drawn from the work of poets she admires. 

 

Kimberly McClintock grew up in southern New Jersey. For the last twenty years, she has made her home in Colorado’s Front Range.