We are excited to announce Winston-Salem-based printmaker Alix Hitchcock as the next artist in our Southern Idiom exhibition series.

On view January 23 to February 23

Alix Hitchcock's colorful art on paper works range from gelatin plate monotype prints, encaustic wax monotype prints, to collages made from monotype prints. Hitchcock mines her relationship to the natural environment through compositions of humans, birds, sea animals, and tree forms. Many of the pieces' abstracted compositions use silhouette shapes in the printing process in order to create layers of transparency, ambiguous spatial relationships, and recognizable but still mysterious forms – leading to colorful, movement-filled compositions which may have a tone of danger, anticipation, or freedom.

Hitchcock received her Masters in Art in painting from New York University in 1983, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking and painting from the University of N.C. at Greensboro in 1973. She was an Instructor in Drawing at Wake Forest University from 1989 to 2012 and has taught at numerous other institutions. She was the Winston-Salem Artist of the Year in 1998 and is a founding board member of Artworks Gallery, a cooperative gallery in Winston-Salem.

Alix Hitchcock's artwork will be available for purchase during the run of the exhibition.

About Southern Idiom

Located in SECCA's Preview Gallery, Southern Idiom is a new series that explores local artists and the variety of forms they produce. Past artists include Frank Campion, Kevin Calhoun, Eric Juth, Laura Lashley, Travis Philips, and Cindy Taplin. Artwork in the series is for sale, and proceeds benefit both the artist and SECCA's exhibition fund.