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Local Language Artist in Residence program offers space, time and facilities for artists in a multitude of disciplines to explore creative pursuits and further their art practice.  Artists are invited to ...


Dates: Mar 1st
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In Interference/Confluence, Carrie Ann Plank employs new technology to create large-scale printing matrices while revisiting anachronistic classical printing techniques. Plank’s work explores the reinterpretation and reorganization of visual information systems, how context shifts meaning, and how information is translated through the mash-up of old and new technologies. Plank is interested in the confluence of the hand and digital mark and includes abstracted halftone variations (unique to the world of printmaking) in much of the pieces as a nod to the unique process of the residency.

I’m a classically trained printmaker and very focused on the hand-made mark and the quality of ink on paper, so working at Local language and employing digital fabrication in a way that honors and accentuates the hand has been so exciting. I really concentrated on traveling between the hand and digital realm and how to combine the best of both tools. –Carrie Anne Plank @ Local Language 2019.

Carrie Ann Plank is a San Francisco-based artist working in the mediums of installation, printmaking, painting, and glass. Plank has a 20-year teaching career and most recently served as the Director of the Printmaking MFA & BFA Programs at the Academy of Art University before devoting herself solely to her artist practice in 2018. She is active in the local arts community as a participant, juror, and volunteer, and is a board member of Root Division and the California Society of Printmakers. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from East Carolina University and her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University.

Plank’s work is included in many private and public collections including the Fine Art Archives of the Library of Congress, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Guanlan Print Art Museum in China, and the Iraq National Library in Baghdad.

The Local Language Artist in Residence program offers space, time, and facilities for artists in a multitude of disciplines to explore creative pursuits. Original works, art prints, and objects created during the residency are available for purchase via the Local Language collection online and the exhibition space, open to the public Thursday & Friday 5-9pm and Saturday 2-5pm. Local Language is an Art, Design and Fabrication studio providing curated art collections for commercial properties across the globe. We are a working art manufacturer. Made in the Garage District, Oakland California.