The images in Art Werger's prints are anchored in his New Jersey childhood. His suburban scenes are lyrical and evocative of boyhood summer evenings. His city scenes are fraught with tension and isolation. Some of Werger's prints show the influence of film noir genre movies as well as paying tribute to the cinematic techniques of Alfred Hitchcock. Through realistic portrayals of scenes viewed from unusual angles, he creates a dream-like detachment from the events taking place.
Werger is a printmaker who thrives in the technical complexities of print media. He works in various forms of intaglio printmaking, which develop an image on a metal plate. During each of the many stages in making an intaglio print, Werger carefully refines his images to reflect the intense precision of the printmaking process.
Werger has works in the collection of The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Boston Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Trenton Museum in New Jersey.
This ART 158 lecture series event took place February 22, 2017, in the University of Utah Art Building, Salt Lake City, UT. Made possible through the generous support of the FAF Grants, the University of Utah Department of Art & Art History, and the College of Fine Arts.