Made in Germany

Opening Friday: Fine art print publisher Knut Willich has picked the diverse work of nine contemporary artists to represent what’s happening now in German printmaking. They’re an eclectic lot of midcareer talents whose imagery ranges from the surrealistic fragments of Bettina van Haaren to the Hockneyesque interiors of Matthias Weischer and the chill etchings of Rolf Escher. Claas Gutsche, whose architectural linocut “Vorgarten” is shown here, often punctuates his graphic abstractions with branches, boughs and other hints of nature. Additional featured artists are Volker Lehnert, Jörg Rothenpieler, Maria Schleiner, Wolfgang Troschke and Ulrich Wolff. Curator Willich divides his time between New York and Rheine, Germany, where he comanages Aspinwall Editions, a fine art print studio, with his partner Ann Aspinwall, who will give a brief gallery talk at 7 p.m. Friday. (Opening reception 6:30-9 p.m. Fri. Free. Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Mpls. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat. through Oct. 17. 612-871-1326, ­

Mary Abbe