Sunday, November 24, 2013

single-sheet book show
reception December 14, 2013 3-6pm
exhibit December 7, 2013 - January 25, 2014


110 CHURCH gallery
110 Church Street
Philadelphia PA


single-sheet books DISPROVE THE DREAM and HUMANITY
single-sheet books FADE OUT THE DREAM and LONGEVITY
 coordinating book covers
RiTUAL reception on Saturday, December 14th, 3-6pm: 
The winter storm made it cold outside but gallery owners, Margaret + Stella and their lovely friends, made it so warm and welcoming inside the 110 CHURCH gallery | located in the historic old city 
The genius part about the RiTUAL show is that visitors are encouraged to actually handle, pick-up & read the books.
my book, HUMANITY
 Here's a book I quite fancy by artist Allan Summers called, Ritual.
PRESS:
Philadelphia Inquirer 
DoNArTNeWs

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Boston Printmakers and the 2013 North American Print Biennial

my handbound book
the HUMAN CONDITION
exhibiting at the 
808 Gallery
Boston Universtity, MA
October 27 - December 20, 2013
808 Gallery
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Thursday : 5 pm – 8p
Saturday – Sunday: 1 pm – 5pm
Gallery Website


The North American Print Biennial is a prestigious event in printmaking, held in the Boston University's huge 808 Gallery. 
My book, the HUMAN CONDITION, laying open to view, with other books by artists Yuchen Chang & Philip Laber.
The Boston Printmakers & Boston University invited Cuban artist Ibrahim Miranda to participate in the show, exhibiting his large Mapas installation. 
Prints by Jenny Robinson, Dan Welden, Renee Magnanti and Margi Weir.
BOSTON ARCHITECTURE

Christain Science Square
 Commonwealth Avenue
Newbury Street = shopping
Chinatown
O Ya Restaurant, 9 East Street, near South Station
Chef's Counter at O Ya Restaurant
The only photo I took of one of the many plates I ordered at O Ya; Scottish Salmon, layered with so many subtle favors. So dang tasty that it was hard not gulp it down and lick the plate!




Sunday, October 20, 2013

Spotlight Artist


featured artist in  
Seth Apter’s 
upcoming new book
DUE CREDIT = THANK YOU SETH APTER
Parallax Art Fair NYC, August 2012
As I stood reviewing my exhibition plan designed for the 3-day art event, I glanced over to a nearby booth and observed another exhibitor examining his plan that he too had prepared for the hanging of his artwork. The artist was Seth Apter. After a proper introduction, I discovered that Seth wasn’t using the Parallax Art Fair solely as a platform to show his work, but that he was genuinely interested in the other artists and their amazing creative force. 

There is an obvious readiness in Seth to give more of himself to all of humanity, unselfishly. His generosity freely translates into an abundance of ideas evidenced by his blog, books, workshops and artwork that I have the pleasure of owning!
 original artwork, Passare, by Seth Apter

My methods, inspiration and thoughts while working on my submission for The Mixed Media Artist book.
 
THE PROCESS
It begins with a single word that my intuition presents before me.
I demand of me to truly understand the practical and metaphysical meaning of this word. 
This leads to another word, then another word, and then the formation of prose. 
To the best of my ability I become silent, listening and trusting my inner response. 
I am layered in methodical thought and committed to express the principles of unconditional Love, not conditional romance.
original artwork created for the book: the EXPRESSION
PRINTING TECHNIQUES
I use an etching press for printmaking. For the print the EXPRESSION I created a collagraph plate to produce subtle ground and relief patterns on the paper. The plates are made from plant life and insects that I have collected from my garden and from the woods where ever I travel.
The dried plant life is glued down with PVA (polyvinyl acetate) onto bookbinding board. The finished plate is covered with varnish, shellac or polyurethane to make it waterproof.
 Below is the finished collagraph print used for the ground color for the EXPRESSION.
The technique of using laser cut plexi to create printed embossing is featured in the print, the EXPRESSION. The artwork for the print is originally designed on the computer and then laser cut in plexi. The cut plexi is then glued down to styrene (in the opposite direction) to make the printing plate. 
Inked plate ready to be printed.
Additional color story for the EXPRESSION.

Door Ask Listen
This is the face I show the world, that I rely greatly upon my intuition. 
Entering through the open, mental door of thought, I continually turn inward, 
asking myself questions. 
To the best of my ability I become silent, listening and trusting my inner response.
The Chinese characters in the artwork below & to the left are Door, Ask and Listen in running script, from top to bottom.
 original artwork created for the book: Door Ask Listen
Original sketches for Door Ask Listen
 Etching tools: The image is carved out of plexi, using the Drypoint method of etching.
Plexi plate with portrait photo taken by Faye, my 10 years old twin daughter.
Printing plate is inked and excess ink is removed with tarlatan fabric & newsprint.
Additional color stories for Door Ask Listen. The collagraph plate used to create the subtle background patterns for the EXPRESSION is also used on Door Ask Listen.

 

Monday, September 30, 2013

SUMINAGASHI + KAKISHIBU + PRINTED EMBOSSING = 
FADE OUT THE DREAM and progress
& the eight page booklet Do Not Prove the Dream
exhibiting at 
located on the 5th Floor of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC 
October 24 – November 11, 2013

opening reception:                  closing reception:                                                                                                      
Friday, October 25, 2013        Friday, November 8, 2013                                                                                         
6 - 9 pm                                  6 - 8 pm
                                                                                                                                 

FADE OUT THE DREAM and progress illustrates my approach to the Japanese form of paper marbling called Suminagashi and Kakishibu, which is the juice from an unripe persimmon fruit used to dye the paper. This print is on view at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop’s Gallery,  Blackburn 20/20, NYC from October 24 – November 11, 2013. The opening of the exhibit coincides with The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Open Studios, where 20/20 Blackburn is located, and the closing ceremony will take place during the NYC Print Fair 2013.

5.5" x 4.25" EIGHT PAGE BOOKLET = Do Not Prove the Dream
front & back cover
 inside pages 2-3
 inside pages 4-5
inside pages 6-7
tea bath series: Disprove The Dream

Fade Out The Dream

 
Suminagashi


 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Print FREEMAN! exhibiting in  
  
Juror Sarah Schmerler
August 24 through October 26, 2013
Opening Reception September 7, 2013, 4-6pm


Printmaking Center of New Jersey
Branchburg NJ
 

Artists in the exhibition:
Preston Bradley
Jesse Burke
Jenn Consoli
Myles Dunigan
Kyle Holland
Jeanette May
Chris Mona
Erinn Nordeman
Paulius Nosokas
PD Packard
Eric Rhein
Andrew Rice
Dakota Sica
Jessica Stalvey
Angele Switzler
Pablo Tauler
David Greg Taylor
Patrick Todd
Eli VandenBerg
Larry Walczak
Barbara Zietchick
Pedro Zylbersztajn

Panel Discussion:
“Men and Women: The Reflection in the Mirror Is Me”, Thursday, Sept 12, 7-9pm
Panelists: Dr. Marilee Adams, Author of “Change Your Questions: Change Your Life” and Dr. Michael Andronico, Editor, “Men in Group”.
This discussion will focus on the power and men and women and the humanity we share in common.

Panel Discussion:
“Revealing New Facets of Maleness and Masculinity through Visual Arts”, Tuesday, Sept 24, 7-9pm
Panelists: Pablo Tauler, Eli VandenBerg, & Evonne M. Davis. Sarah Schmerler, Moderator.


Reception: September 7, 2013

 Print FREEMAN! with the stunning print by Erinn Nordeman to the right.
 Print studio shot of printing plate cleaners & degreasers by my dear friend and brilliant painter,
JT Krause.


 The Printmaking Center of New Jersey is surrounded by beautiful farms and country. It's really quite shocking to pass by cows that look like this on the many single lane roads.
Signage at its best!