Raoul Middleman Studio Museum

Ruth Channing

December 2 – 17, 2023

Saturday, December 2, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Raoul Middleman Studio Museum
943 N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Gallery Hours
Saturdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and by appointmentAbout the Exhibition

These colorful prints and paintings were inspired by Channing’s experiments with chine collé at Inkspot Press. Chine-collé is a special printmaking technique in which paper of a different color or texture is adhered to the overall piece.

For this body of work, the artist combined chine collé with monotype, using a variety of papers and patterns. From there, she expanded to a larger format, collaging the shapes directly into a painting on canvas. She took the female torso as her motif and approached it in a sculptural way, thinking of the scissors as a carving tool. The paper includes wrapping paper and wallpaper.

Channing studied printmaking with Dadi Wirz at Rhode Island School of Design, with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17 (Paris/New York), and with John Sparks at MICA. She founded Baltimore’s Ink Spot Press, along with her husband, painter Raoul Middleman (d. 2021). The press carries on the experimental work inspired by Atelier 17 . Both the Inkspot Press and the Raoul Middleman Studio Museum are located in the Mount Vernon townhouse where Channing and Middleman raised their family.

Channing’s work is widely collected and is part of the permanent collections at the New Southland Art Museum (New Zealand) and the University of Maryland Global Campus.

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