Jeanine Coupe Ryding Exhibition


2/23/2019 - 5/13/2019, Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday: Noon - 4:30 pm

$5 adults

Springfield : 217-782-7386

Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. Springfield, IL 62706


This exhibition presents a selection of relief prints, artist books and collages from the last 10 years by Evanston artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding. Ryding is best known for her richly layered, inventive, and often monumental, woodcut prints. Her forms and color record her observations of nature and of daily life, described in her expressive gestural cutting into the wood block plate. “I am often thinking of a three dimensional shape and then describing it as I carve the block,” the artist writes in her statement. Ryding exploits the difficult medium of woodblock carving to create a wide range of calligraphic and seemingly effortless energetic lines and shapes. Her work is a meditation on the dynamic tension between object and ground, stillness and movement.