Friday, October 15, 2010
Here is my first pic from the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Print Conference in Minneapolis, MN:
Cole Rogers, Master Printer at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Zac Williams-Bliss, his assistant, are demonstrating a large-scale, multi-layered, pin-registered chin colle technique they perfected with the help of Brian Shure. Shure studied with Chinese and Japanese scroll mounters to perfect this, I have to say, impressive technique. And they are working LARGE, with multiple layers of print, on very thin gampi. That grayish thing that Cole is brushing on is the print.
Very excited about the possibilities for combining multiple media on paper together! That is a Julie Mehretu print they are using for the demo, by the way.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
All I have to say is, "Thanks Chicago for the wild ride!"....
Art on Track was a tremendous success. Spudnik's Press's group installation looked fabulous, moving with the movements of the train, as did the entire length of Train #8. The Spudnik Press end of the car included the work of Sanya Glisic, Liz Born, Michelle Mashon, and Nev Pilipovic-Wengler. Also in Train #8 was a local painter, Renee Robbins, and photographer Beth Mercer.
We raised a whole bunch of money for artist and commmunity access at Spudnik with the mini-print machines.
Angee Lennard, the Director of Spudnik, was busy printing woodcuts while the train was in motion.
Plus, there was a lot of coverage of the event, including documentation of the entire process by Six Inches from the Center, a local non-profit working to photograph and archive the emerging art scene here in Chicago.
We also got some mainstream media coverage, including a spot on the local ABC affiliate,
a piece on Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight,
a little article on page 3 of the August 6th Chicago Tribune,
and an article in the Chicago Sun Times.
Thanks the few thousand people who were brave enough to try this unique art interaction!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Printeresting posted a great article about Printers' Ball, mentioning my demo on journal-making with the Chicago Books to Women in Prison and pics from the Collaborative Broadside Project:
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
It may be summer break, but Pulp, Ink, Thread, the graduate student group of the Interdisciplinary Book and Paper MFA program at Columbia, has a new publishing project now available for sale. This project is a fundraiser, proceeds going to group activities like visiting lecturers andprofessional development trips. This is an awesome taster project by a great group of artists with more work to come. To view this project or if you are interested in purchasing this project, please e-mail me.
screenprint on handmade abaca, hemp, flax paper
screenprint on Lettra
In addition to designing and printing the cover and colophon, my contribution to this project is Mantis Mash-Up!, a lasercut, screenprint that can be pulled apart to make a modular sculpture. How you put it back together is your choice!