Photo Exhibit – Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
For the month of November I will be having an exhibit at the Janet Huckabee River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith.
The exhibit will consist of 12 Gallery Wrap Giclee prints on canvas in varying sizes up 3′ x 5′.
The earliest prints to be called “Giclée” were created in the early 1990s on the Iris Graphics models 3024, 3047, 4012 or “Realist” color drum continuous Hertz inkjet printers
Beside continued development of Iris prints, in the past few years, the word “giclée”, as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade resistant “archival” inks and the printers that use them. These printers use the CMYK color process but may have multiple cartridges for variations of each color that increases the apparent resolution and color gamut and allows smoother gradient transitions.
Canvas prints last a really long time, typical dye based inks will fade in only a matter of months, while the archival pigment inks will offer up to 200 years depending on material used and proper storage.
Images printed on conventional paper pale in comparison to canvas prints, which have an heirloom quality. Canvas prints become a fine piece of art, not just a snapshot.
Gallery wrap provide a print that is ready to hang and display without the need for matting and framing. Canvas prints look more like original paintings but with the rich colors tonal depth and detail of a photograph, giving the best of both worlds.
The exhibit will run thru the month of November.