—Multi-media works and some complicated printmaking are under discussion as Andrea visits an artist’s studio.–the artblog editors———————–>Sometimes a single artwork is compelling enough that I want to know more about its maker. At a two-person exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid late last year, I was intrigued by a very large, subtly-layered work on paper that featured an outlined image of a yurt. I could find no clues as to how it was made. When the artist, Alexis Granwell, said it was a print created with multiple intaglio processes, I was startled. Intaglio usually leaves not only a plate mark, but ... More » »
The Brandywine Workshop clearly holds a special place in the Philadelphia art community. The organization has a long history of promoting emerging artists, engaging in institutional collaboration with local universities, and bringing established artists to Philadelphia for residencies. Brandywine Workshop’s latest exhibition, New Philly Ink (which closed on Feb. 8th), showcased the thriving Philadelphia printmaking culture and highlighted the great art that is to be presented in upcoming exhibitions. The goal for Allan Edmunds, Brandywine’s Executive Director, was to begin a series of exhibits showcasing young, emerging Philadelphia printmakers. New Philly Ink showcased seven artists — Grimaldi Baez, Colin Foley, ... More » »
Master printer Cindi Ettinger created C. R. Ettinger Studio in 1982. Over the years the master printer and University of the Arts graduate has made prints in her small studio in Old City with the who’s who of Philadelphia artists. In this podcast, Ettinger talks about how digital technology is having an impact on her field of traditional printmaking, and on how she collaborates with artists to make print a print. There are lots of crunchy details about the printing world in this lively podcast. Here’s the full podcast interview: Right click to download 16 min. interview with Cindi Ettinger Below ... More » »
Cindi Ettinger created C. R. Ettinger Studio in 1982 after working for a print studio in New York and deciding she’d like to open her own studio in Philadelphia. Over the years the master printer and University of the Arts graduate has made prints in her small studio in Old City, with the who’s who of Philadelphia artists. In this short clip from our interview, Ettinger talks about how artists like the collaborative aspect of making a print with her. Among other things, collaborating with Ettinger gives an artist someone to bounce ideas off of and think a project through. The ... More » »
Daniel Heyman brings extraordinary empathy to his subjects–and never seems to run out of it. His widely shown Amman Portfolio–a series of portraits of Iraqi Abu Ghraib prison survivors on which their stories are handwritten — was at the Baltimore Museum of Art last month. Daniel’s mom started a special education school and his oldest brothers is a union organizer. Heyman teaches art at Princeton and at RISD. A solo show of his self-portrait prints, which he talks about in this podcast, will be on view at Cade Thompkins Gallery in Providence some time after Labor Day (see gallery ... More » »
Several shows this month in NoLibs above Spring Garden step outside the norms of a medium, bringing new life to photos, prints and clay. At PPAC through May 15, .matrix includes work by artists interested in “pushing the limits of the printed image and how it is created, used and disseminated.” This isn’t your grandmother’s printmaking. Much of it purposefully challenges our perception of the single matrix, or surface onto which one unique print is impressed.