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Art Gallery presents 'MATRIX Master Prints'

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The University of Montana Western Art Gallery announces its November 2011 exhibition, “MATRIX Press: Master Prints.” The exhibition showcases “Deleted,” a linocut print by the late Richard Mock, which is on display Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, 2011. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. By Sharon Christensen [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="221" caption=""Deleted," a 30" x 22" linocut, photolithograph, monotype by Richard Mock. 1998."]"Deleted"[/caption] The University of Montana Western Art Gallery announces its November 2011 exhibition, “MATRIX Press: Master Prints.” The exhibition showcases “Deleted,” a linocut print by the late Richard Mock, which is on display Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, 2011. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The opening reception will feature a lecture at 6:30 p.m. by MATRIX Press founder and University of Montana Professor of Art James Bailey. Founded in 1998, MATRIX Press educates, develops and promotes printmaking and fine arts prints. MATRIX has been representing artists like Mock, who have contributed in the activist tradition of printmaking since the early 1960s. Mock’s work and political interest made him best known for his linocut illustrations that appeared on the Opinion-Editorial page of the New York Times from 1980 to 1996. Mock’s other career achievements are numerous. Syndicating his linocut editorial images to over 55 newspapers, nationally and internationally, Mock’s work was also displayed in several exhibitions in New York during his career and his art frequently appeared on magazine covers. His art is also represented in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Montana Western Art Gallery is located on the first floor, south entrance of Main Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.