Dawn Endean – Oct. 4-27 2018

Dawn Endean, Dog at the End of the World, 2018. Monoprint on paper, 18×18 inches


Dawn Endean

Oct. 4-27, 2018
Opening: First Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 5 p.m. or by appt

Artist Talk: Saturday Oct. 13,  1:00 pm


Requited: To make return for; to make retribution for. To repay with similar action.

We are all familiar with the term “unrequited” as in “unrequited love.” The lesser used opposite of this is “requite” – as in “returned love.” The “quite” comes from an archaic verb meaning “to set free, discharge or repay.” For the past year I have been fascinated with the dogs that I encounter. I have been taken with the vulnerability of these animals; how dependent they are on the luck of the draw. They may find themselves in loving households or chained outside in a dump. They accept their lot; often with joy, loyalty and sweetness. Dogs are stuck with us for life and they mostly accept it with grace. Any any love, kindness and attention they are shown is freely returned, magnified one hundred fold.

This body of work consists mainly of monoprints executed with drypoint on plexiglass plates. The pieces combine a drypoint image, which is repeatable, with layers of painting on plexiglass, which are unique. The resulting prints are either one of a kind or in some cases related series of unique prints. Also included here are several Shellac plate intaglio prints which are done in small editions.