Monday, February 22, 2010

First Friday in the snow: Gallery Joe & Space 1026

Report from Miriam Singer, artist and Philagrafika 2010 volunteer

Philagrafika Independent Project venue, Gallery Joe had a terrific turn-out on first friday despite the snowy winter storm.(top image) A promise is a promise, etching with chin colle' by Samantha Simpson printed by Jim Stoud at Center Street Studio. (above image) A crowded vault gallery... Artist, Adam Carlton Carrigan is on the right . His exhibit, Big Bang was curated by Marianne Bernstein. Big Bang is a very interesting multi-media exhibit that focuses on the seven theoretical ideas of the exploding forces of the universe.

In the Front Gallery; Prints by Gallery Artists ... An impressive show of prints by the following artists: Martin Wilner, Sharon Louden, Stephen Robin, Winifred Lutz, Jeanne Jaffe, Samantha Simpson, Lynne Clibanoff, Mark Sheinkman, Charles Ritchie, Kate Moran, Linn Meyers, Rob Matthews, Mary Judge, Marilyn Holsing, Christine Hiebert, Emily Brown, and Astrid Bowlby.

This show is hung salon style and it features a variety of printmaking techniques; from woodblock, etching, letterpress, digital to silkscreen. Some artists have printed on their own, or with assistance.This show also includes artists who have worked with printers to name: Lily Press, Center Street Studio, Chris Creyts, C.R. Ettinger Studio, Silicon, Post Editions, Corridor Press, Wildwood Press, and Elizabeth Gross.

Martin Wilner, Joural of Evidence Weekly, Vol.138, 2008 printed by Amber McMillan, Post Editions, Letterpress on Rives

Marilyn Holsing, Young Maria takes it with her, 2009, Etching, C.R. Ettinger Studio

...After Gallery Joe I headed to another Philagrafika Independent Project Venue,
Space 1026, It Was Good While It Lasted . Terrific show with two artists: works on paper, mixed printmaking media, and installation:

Above: Artist, Justin Van Hoy standing next to Seattle #1 and Milwaukee #1.These are made with LA Smog ! Screen print, WD40, spray paint, coffee, coke, and LA smog on paper.

Above: Blake E Marquis. Two Pieces (1) , Two Pieces (2), Sell Short. Acrylic on Handmade paper.

Note: There is still time to see these shows before they come down! Gallery Joe and Space 1026 are up through February 27th.

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