Monday, July 04, 2011

new work - St. Louis Artist's Guild

waterless litho

waterless litho and relief

waterless litho

steel engraving and relief

This series started in 2011 and began as a print trade with my students at the end of the 2011 spring semester.
These were printed last week at the St. Louis Artists' Guild printshop.
They are not on view as of yet. I'm just putting some up on the blog and keeping some hidden.

Here's a shortened tale of my connection with the Guild. When SGC came to town I took my students around to see the various exhibitions in printmaking. One of these shows was held at the St. Louis Artists' Guild. I was particularly interested in the Printeresting exhibit because they offer a great resource for printmakers, I'm a fan to say the least and I have a slight connection with one of it's founders - Jason Urban. The story go's that I was surprised to see Gina Alvarez, Director of Exhibitions and Education at the guild. I have admired her work for some time and having both survived Washington University and the following years, it was a pleasure to see her still vitally active in the St. Louis art scene. Gina talked briefly about starting a printmaking residency and I wholeheartedly agreed to being the first printmaker in residence. Well, there's more to the story but really what needs to be added is that Gina is doing important work at the Guild and one thing I've noticed is that the exhibitions have gotten more "printeresting" and have stepped up in calibre. Amy Thompson and Eden Harris kick it up a notch this time around.

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