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On November 3rd I visited the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Printmaking area and spread the good word about linocut printmaking. They’ve got a really impressive setup there. Thanks to Dom Rapone for inviting me.
On August 26th I participated in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Monster Drawing Rally. Cranked out a chitlins drawing and some cartoons. Hope to do it again next year!
I’m super excited about Speedball’s new line of Professional Relief Inks. I’ve been helping develop them over the last few years – specifically the Supergraphic Black ink. I’ve printed hundreds of linocuts with it and have had nothing but excellent results. Its water-miscible (cleans up with water-based solvents. Window cleaner works great!) and holds detail beautifully. Another feature that I like is that it never builds up on the block so you never need to strip it. Here are two short videos made by Jim Haverkamp that highlight the ink.
My show at SECCA, Chamber of Chills, has been extended to August 7th.
If you happen to be in the Winston-Salem, NC area from now until late July check out my show at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). Its called Chamber of Chills and consists of hundreds of linocuts and screen prints pasted to the walls and floor. The title is based on a horror comic book series from the 1950s of the same title.
This installation is part of an ongoing series at SECCA called 12 x 12. “12 x 12 gives artists from across North Carolina a public platform for continued artistic development and recognition in the place where they live and work, and beyond. At the same time, the series aims to push conversation around contemporary art forward and to consider the significance of localism as a curatorial framework. What does it mean to these artists to be working in the South and Southeast today, especially after the Internet and Globalization?”
The most recent version of Scary Wall (#3) is currently on view at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art as part of the OUT OF PRINT exhibit.
Link to a video about the show HERE.
“Out of Print features artists that are part of the New Contemporary movement who work primarily with printmaking. Each of the artists chosen for this exhibition push the boundaries of printmaking and challenge the traditional modes of this particular art form that has been practiced by artists for centuries. Exhibiting artists include: Bill Fick, Chuck Sperry, Crystal Wagner, Dennis McNett, Greg Gossel, Morning Breath, Ravi Zupa, and Troy Lovegates.”
Last month I spent two days working with printmaking students at Meredith College. Thanks to Prof. Cameron Johnson for having me in! We also ran a t-shirt printing jam session – lots o’ shirts printed! Below photos by Bekah Morton
The PULL exhibit that Beth Grabowski, Lisa Pierce and I curated at the Weems Gallery, Meredith College just closed (1/28/16 – 3/27/16). It was terrific show – thanks Lisa! Also, thanks to all the artists that participated! Work by these artists can be found in the Fick/Grabowski printmaking book.