NYS Museum exhibit carves the land

For Eckmair, any aversion to the attention that comes with having a sole exhibit is the product of a combination of modesty and expediency. "If I have my own exhibit, it means I have to frame them [the prints], I have to transport them, and then I probably have to show up at the exhibit," he said. "I'm more interested in doing work than showing off."

And Eckmair, who works in printmaking as well as wood sculpture, has a lot to show off.

"I've been called prolific," Eckmair said, noting he has sold more than 6,000 prints through one dealer alone. "I constantly work in my studio."

Despite commercial success, Eckmair said the sales aren't what drives him.

"I've got a room out here full of my prints, and that's all right with me. They can stay here," he said. "If someone stops by and they like one, and I like them, maybe I'll give them one."

He adds with a chuckle: "But I'll sell to anybody."

"The Landscape of Memory" opens on Nov. 19 at the West Gallery. More Eckmair prints and other New York landscapes can be seen in the exhibitions "Not Just Another Pretty Place" and "Wish You Were Here" in the West Gallery and Corridor.""

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