Andis Applewhite joined the AP/RC recently, and sent to the Museum a group of screen and wood relief prints. Her work tends toward harnessing physical energy and emotion in dynamic response to her media and tools. The wood relief prints embody her reactions to the shapes and grains of each piece of wood (panels that she cut from a tree and planed) as well as the movement and shape of each carving tool. The layers of colors and gestures of Applewhite’s screen prints dance on the paper and their careful compositions suggest linguistic structures and emblematic or iconic shapes.
Applewhite, a Houston-based artist, was born in the panhandle of Texas, in the small town of Pampa. She is a founding member of PrintMatters and of PrintHouston, an annual summer-long concentration of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and more relating to prints and printmaking.