Sunday, 21 February 2016

Highlands University Exhibitions

The print shows covered two galleries at Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico --  for the Print, Printed, Printing 4 print conference -- Kennedy Gallery, for the New Mexican printmakers, and  Burris Hall.

Kennedy Gallery

Feb 13 - March 20th

Trevor Lucero (Santa Fe)
"Lover's Leap"
(the large print)

Chris Bardey (Las Cruces)
"City Dweller Meets Wildlife"
relief with pastel,

Abby Mattison (center piece and others)
also had a print

submitted this print

Burris Hall

Tanya Rich's (Tucson)
"Receive the Desires of Your Heart,"
serigraph from woodcut.

Framed prints:
"Foothills Ride" by Henry Morales, woodcut (Albuquerque)
"Lastima Margarito" by Francisco Delgado, linoleum cut (El Paso).
Both artists are in the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

“Roadside Gambler”
by Karsten Creightney (Albuquerque)
relief print

"Chulada" by Krrrl (Albuquerque),

Ray Drew Gallery
(in student library building)

Modern European Prints:

Works by Marcel Gromaire, Alberto Giacometti, Marc Chagall & Joan Miro
January 12 – February 13, 2016

Alberto Giacometti
"Portrait of a Man"

Tathagata Coffee

Santa Fe

We also hung three framed pieces at Tathagata Coffee in Santa Fe, run by Trevor Lucero, whose print is being exhibited at Highlands Univeristy (see Kennedy Hall above).

Ren Adams has a blog post about the previous mini-print conference -- Print, Printed, Printmaking III

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Print Demos at Highlands University -- second day

The second day (Feb 20, 2016) of the Print, Printed, Printing 4 print conference continued with an impressive series of demos:

Wood Lithography

Yoshiko Shimano showed us how to do wood lithography on a etching press.  This technique was developed in Japan.  One has to coat the wood first with casein; then he has to draw the image with a Solid Marker.  Then he applies gum arabic on the whole surface.  One can even carve into the wood, combining relief and intaglio printmaking techniques under one roll of the press.

 Solid Marker

to be applied to the wood panel

Yoshiko Shimano 
also used a Japanese water color technique
as an alternative way to ink the board

Paper Play
what you might do with prints

Cerese Vaden showed us how to make paper portfolio holders, and other amazing complicated tricks for print presentation and storage.

Intaglio Crayon Lift Ground

Mark Ritchie showed us how to draw on a copper etching plate, with water soluble Korn's litho crayons, to make an etching.  If one is going to make thick lines, he must aqua-tint the plate first.  The grounds are then applied on top of the drawn image, and placed in water (?) like a sugar-lift.

Plate with drawing on it

Scott Frish

Viscosity Intaglio and Monotype

Scott Frish showed us how to make multi-colored monoprints, under one roll of the press.  The trick is to apply layers of ink, from stiffer to looser viscosity.  Moreover, the first rolled ink, is the stiffest, using a softer roller.  The subsequent ink is looser, with a harder roller.  The key is "loose over stiff."

Note bag of Magnesium Carbonate in foreground,
to make ink stiffer

See also related posts:

Ren Adams has a blog post about the previous mini-print conference -- Print, Printed, Printmaking III