Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Andy printing on a 1865 Albion Press: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn9Q9n1-EiQ
Repairing a damaged block: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv-LwtaJYB8
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
1 color 2 colors and the final color
Monday, April 30, 2007
This past Sunday I attended Art Chicago 2007 . The show makes it's home at Chicago's famous Merchandise Mart and is truly an international event with over 30 participating fine Art galleries from Europe, Canada and Asia and over 100 American galleries. Under the umbrella of "Artropolis" it was one of several Art shows running concurrently in one location. So much to see and so little time !
It was great to meet up again with Mike Lyon and his wife Linda who flew in from Kansas City for the show and visit with their son Andy. Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Gallery from Kansas City which represents Mike brought along two of his more recent (and very large !) pen and ink drawings ("Rick" and "Anthony").
My wife Maria and I met up with the Lyons and after a most needed lunch we had a great time visiting the galleries and talking shop. Mike was a real trooper getting around with little problem just days after getting his cast removed (torn achilles tendon surgery !). I for one had trouble keeping up with him !
This was quite an upscale show with price tags to match...such prices ! A few of the works we inquired about were in the $50,000 to $250,000 range. Among my favorite artists on display were works by Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Wilfredo Lam (Cuban master), Colombian Fernando Botero and of course our very own Mike Lyon.
Click on any of the images for a larger view, more photos below...
From Left: Mike and Linda, their son Andy, Julio and Maria Rodriguez Mike, Linda and "Rick" 2007 (75" X 45" on Arches 300lbs hot press paper) "Anthony" 2007 (83" X 45" on Arches 300lbs hot press paper) Mike Lyon Mike Lyon after an exhausting tour of Art Chicago ;-) Don't miss the Art Chicago 2007 photo gallery, click here and some short video clips that describe Artropolis and it's many shows.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Manhattan Graphics Center 481 Washington Street between Canal and Spring Street New York, NY 10013 (212) 219-8783
Dates of Exhibition: May 1 - 31, 2007 Reception: Sat. May 5, 6-8pm Hours: Tues-Friday 10am-10pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
As a child, I always loved the 5 and 10¢ stores and....
with each trip would wonder what little treasure I would find there. That fascination has continued through the years, and has evolved into my current series of works on paper, “99¢ Store Miracles”. The inspiration and “models” for these works are toys which I purchased at 99¢ stores. I set them up in ever-changing miniature landscapes in my studio. I work with a variety of media, constantly finding new ways to combine them. For this exhibition, I have been working with printmaking and drawing media in combination with gouache, inks and metallic paints. Best wishes Sarah Hauser
Saturday, March 31, 2007
The New Year Exchange prints site has been updated with images from past exchanges. Horses, dogs, sheep, monkey, pigs, etc. Over 250 prints on display....
New-Year Exchange Gallery
Many thanks to Carole Baker for all the scanning & uploading.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Our friend Carol Gilbert-Wagner passed away earlier this week. "Sacramento Carol" as she would often signoff in her posts joined the Baren forum back in June of 2002. From the very start she made an impact with her positive attitude, her love for books, poetry and her desire to learn Moku-hanga. Artist, bookmaker, poet, mother & grandmother..these were just a few of the roles that Carol enjoyed. During the Calendar project of 2003 she was a big help to me and a major contributor with multiple prints. Later she exhibited and promoted Baren work locally and at Art Ellis, the Art Supply store where she worked and served as Art consultant. We exchanged many emails during that project and I will always be grateful for her support and contributions.
I can't claim to have really known Carol as we never met in person but I am hoping that those that knew her and were touched by Carol in someway would like to share their thoughts here by either creating a new entry, sharing images of Carol's work or by posting additional comments. Carol's photo is from the blog of her good friend and barener Patti Phare-Camp where more images of Carol's work can be seen.
Most recently Carol was working on a joined book-making effort with her friend and collaborator Robin Morris. I first got a little insight into what a special person Carol was in a Baren post that Robin made after meeting a group of Californian Bareners in April 2005. It is worth another read as it speaks volumes about Carol.
There will be a service of remembrance and celebration of Carol's life. Friends, family and those who knew her are invited:
McKinley Park Sacramento California at 10 a.m. on this coming Saturday the 24th of March.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
My print for Exchange #29
Here are some pics of one of my latest prints. It's a three-step reduction print carved on 3/4" birch-ply and printed in traditional Japanese style. I have included pics of the block at each step. Click on any of the images to see an enlargement.
Step #1 - Background Yellow color
Step #2 - Light skin tone
Step #3 - Dark skin tone