FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2022, Santa Ana, CA

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and Lynk
Collective announce the opening of the exhibition
Pressing Together:

Merging Styles and Ideas Through Printmaking

Curated by Nguyen Ly

On view January 7 through 28, 2023
Opening Reception:

Saturday January 7, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm
during the monthly Santa Ana Art Walk.

360 degree view of the exhibition

Marina Polic,
Andra Broekelschen, &
Bill Myers,

The exhibition brings together a diverse, multi-generational group of artists working in traditional printmaking techniques
ranging from woodcuts to etchings to experimental approaches. All pieces in the show were created by two or more artists working together.

“The main idea for the show is collaborations between printmakers,” said curator Nguyen Ly.

The Exhibition

Fine art printmaking, which repurposes historical, labor-intensive printing processes, lends itself
to a communal approach.

“The painter stands alone at an easel,” noted Lynk Collective member Jared Millar, “while the
printmaker stands shoulder-to-shoulder with other printers.”

During the pandemic, many presses were inaccessible, and that sense of community was
interrupted — but as society has reopened, the Collective has once again united to work on a
portfolio of print projects with titles like Exquisite Corpse, Roots to Crowns and Sky.

In addition to the core Lynk Collective artists, Ly invited printmakers throughout Los Angeles,
Long Beach and Orange County to participate, including Kiyomi Fukui, Francesca Lalanne,
Mono Gráfico Colectivo and others.

A catalog designed by Christina Yasmin Fesmire and Diana Miller will be available.
Related link:
Mono-gráfico-colectivo (@monograficocolectivo)

Link to Catalog

About Lynk Collective

Established in 2017 by printmakers who met at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Lynk Collective artists
collaborate on a range of projects and exhibitions through the medium of printmaking.

Current members are Yeansoo Aum, Fevzi Balli, Elisabeth Beck, Andra Broekelschen, Alexandra
Chiara, Karla Fandel, Christina Yasmin Fesmire, Bill Jaros, Marelyn Larios, Nguyen Ly, Jared Millar,
William Myers, Marina Polic, Vera Polic-Lakhal, Francisco Rogido, Laura Shapiro, Tracy Loreque
Skinner, Sue Stoyanoff, Mary Lawrence Test, Paula Voss, Brandon Walls and Zana Zupur.


About OCCCA:

Founded by artists in 1980 and located in the heart of Santa Ana Artist Village, OCCCA is a
non-profit, 501(3)(c) corporation, dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence in the arts,
a constantly changing showcase for artists, educators, and community activists. Always free
admission, OCCCA recognizes the importance of social engagement, global networking,
intellectual exchange, critical dialogue, and the collaborative process. OCCCA presents exhibitions
of contemporary art, along with concerts, performances, art classes, symposiums, and

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA)

117 North Sycamore Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 - Phone: 714 667 1517

Gallery hours: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from noon to 5 pm
Additional hours by appointment: send an email

Marianne Sadowski and Juliette Mole,

“Bird of Paradise III”

Yeansoo Aum and Paula Voss,
“California Dreaming”

Kiyomi Fukui and Michael Nannery,

“Salmon Byōbu”