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A Few Thoughts, 2020

Exhibition dates: September 26 – October 30, 2020


A solo exhibition of new work by Pat Bacon is a reflection
on the turbulent year of 2020 and includes prints, photographs, paintings, and drawings

Artwork copyright retained by Pat Bacon.


"This new work is a reflection

on the turbulent year of 2020

and the state of our world over

the past several months.

The environment and concerns

about climate change, the

COVID-19 pandemic, the political

atmosphere, and social unrest

are topics that have been on my

mind as I worked in my studio

in preparation for this exhibition."

—Pat Bacon


Online Artist Talk and
Exhibition Walkthrough

On September 26, 2020, executive director and curator of Main Street Arts, Bradley Butler talked with Pat Bacon about her solo exhibition. View their conversation below, or watch on the gallery's YouTube channel.



Pat's Exhibition History

at Main Street Arts


Pat has been included in several exhibitions since 2016 and has also taught three photogravure workshops at Main Street Arts.


2020, The Print Club of Rochester's 89th Annual Member's Exhibition

2019, From the Dirt to the Skies

2018, Cultivate

2017, Alternative Photographic Process

2016, Fifty Landscapes

What is photogravure?


Photogravure is an alternative photographic process utilizing intaglio printmaking techniques. Traditionally a copper plate is grained and then coated with a light-sensitive gelatin tissue which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio plate that can reproduce detailed continuous tones of a photograph.


A contemporary take on this process involves a photosensitive polymer plate. The plate is exposed to a positive transparency of an image printed with an inkjet printer, utilizing UV light. The plate is then developed in water. Once the plate has cured, it can be inked and ran through an etching press.


The earliest forms of photogravure were developed by two original pioneers of photography itself, first Nicéphore Niépce in France in the 1820s, and later Henry Fox Talbot in England.


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