LAM presents Printmaking and Its Techniques on Thursday

On Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m., Laguna Art Museum presents Printmaking and Its Techniques with Dirk Hagner, master printmaker and professor. Hagner will give a talk and printmaking demonstration in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibitions.

Dirk Hagner was born, raised, and educated in Germany, where he studied at the Folkwang School of Fine Arts, University of Essen. Since the 1980s he has lived in the United States. 

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Dirk Hagner to discuss printmaking at LAM on Thursday

In his art, old and new techniques and ideas complement each other. Working in new directions, he constantly finds himself drawing historic, geographic, political, and artistic connections to the past. Old procedures like letterpress and etching are joined with photo intaglio and fax machine. 

Influences from European and American art meet the sensibilities of line and space of the Far East. New ideas refer to old concepts and traditional methods express contemporary content. With his often wry interplay of Eastern and Western elements and sensibilities, Hanger gives a new edge to the traditional “bite” of the print, jotting down notes on our world and human folly.

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Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Dr.