The University Gallery Hosts Printmaking Exhibition Reception

The University Art Gallery at Truman State University is delighted to present “25 Years of Printmaking,” a retrospective exhibition of work by Jim Jereb, professor of art and masterprinter. The Gallery invites the Truman community to a reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 to view this thoughtful and accomplished collection of work. The show will be on display until Oct. 9.

“25 Years of Printmaking” displays prints that fall into three thematic groupings: Architectural, Out to the Bars! and Self-portrait. Jereb’s Architectural interest addresses issues of scale, structure, sense of home and security and façade. Out to the bars! is a record of human interaction that delves into examinations of honesty, vulnerability, atmosphere and identity. Jereb’s Self-portrait work is an investigation of persona and self-scrutiny that pushes past the details of the face and explores the details of the soul beneath.

This collection also showcases Jereb’s skillful use of many methods of printmaking, from etching to monotype to block print. Invested in the narrative content in his work, Jereb chooses a printmaking method as a tool for thematic expression, matching the process with the concept. In this way his intellectual exploration is tandem with his material exploration, coinciding to create rich and thoughtful works of art.

The University Art Gallery at Truman is located on the ground floor of Ophelia Parrish. Gallery hours are Monday–Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon-4:30 p.m. Gallery exhibits, talks and most other events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Emily Booth, the temporary Gallery director, at 785.5386 or

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