Friday, May 13, 2011

Featured Edition: The Fourteen Major Infections of Adam& Eve by Eric Avery

Printmaker and Physician Eric Avery visited from Galveston, TX a few weeks ago to finish up his Philagrafika Signature Edition with The Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions (BCIE) at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Here he is signing the edition in the company of Master Printer (BCIE) Anne Mckeown and Assistant Director (BCIE), Paul Limperopulos.

The first block for this print is printed with yellow ochre, the second block with green umber and the third block with black key. The fourth block is a text block printed with burnt Umber ink.

The Signature Edition print is a variation of the woodblock print he created for his Philagrafika 2010 piece exhibited at The Print Center, Jan-April 2010 (shown above).

His provocative images frequently appropriate from famous works of art such as Albrecht Dürer's Adam and Eve, but he also adapts imagery from old master prints of medical subjects. In the last few decades his artistic endeavors have included a performance component in which he essentially runs clinics in his art installations, testing visitors for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases.

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Eric on this project and welcome him back to Philly anytime!

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