Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Back in January I made posters for Ballroom Marfa's screening of "The Blood of a Poet" with live score by Eluvium. This limited edition of 30 is made out of pigmented cast cotton and abaca paper with calligraphy. The cast frame is made to mimic a mirror, like the one the poet passes through in the film, while the calligraphy font is similar to those used in silent films.
I spent the month of January in Houston assisting Mary Temple with her large installation at Rice University's Gallery (pictured on bottom). I first met Mary when I was working at Dieu Donné. She was the first Workspace Residency Artist I had the pleasure of working with. The image pictured on top is a large blow-out piece created in collaboration with Rachel Gladfelter at the former Dieu Donné studio space on Broome Street. It was great working with her again. The show has been extended until the end of August. Go check it out if you are in the neighborhood.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
So, it's been awhile since I posted last........
Back in December I taught a kid's papermaking workshop at the Chinati Foundation. There were about 30 kids from the community in the first workshop, and 20 in the afternoon. Avery and Jayce had fun making bright orange paper during the holiday workshop!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Every time I go back to teach, the freshmen look younger and younger!! Actually, these photos are from children's classes I taught at Dieu Donné Papermill in New York City. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures in the studio this trip, but I'll try and dig up the ones from last time.
Last fall I taught a papermaking workshop, and gave a visiting artist lecture at the Art Institute in Kansas City. I immediately jumped at the opportunity to come back and teach this year. It was a really busy day, and I gave the students a lot of information. They learned how to do blow-outs, watermarks, laminate casting, embedding, deckle-boxing, and casting into molds.
There is something really inspiring and rewarding about teaching. I love when the students get really into the process. Instant gratification! It's really amazing to think you have given young artists information that may change the direction of their work somewhere down the road.
I'm looking forward to teaching papermaking classes once I get set up in Marfa!
Monday, October 12, 2009
E.V. Day Exhibitions in NYC
The incomparable artist, E.V. Day, has two exhibitions opening in the coming weeks. If you are in NY, check them out. Day participated in Dieu Donné's Lab Grant Residency Program. I was fortunate enough to collaborate with E.V. during her time in the studio. Over the course of a year, we developed a new technique of pigmenting fishnet bodysuits under tension, and pressing them into thick sheets of handmade cotton paper. The end result is a pigment transfer and embossing, which creates a trompe l'oeil affect. We took the work to the Armory fair last year, and most viewers commented that they thought the fishnets were still in the paper!
You can see E.V. working in the studio:
October 15 - November 25
Opening reception for the artist October 15,
Shazam - Red and Blue, 2009. Fishnet bodysuit
pigment embossing on cotton base sheet.
60 x 40 inches. Collaborator: Catherine Cox
assisted by Akemi Martin.
Dieu Donné is pleased to announce an exhibition
of new work from E.V. Day's Lab Grant residency.
The vibrant pieces are created using an
innovative technique of embossing pigmented
fishnets into thick casting paper pulp, and are
true realizations of Day's sculptural practice
in a two dimensional form.
Dieu Donné is on Facebook.
AN INSTALLATION BY E.V. DAY
NEW YORK CITY OPERA TO CELEBRATE ITS RETURN TO THE STAGE
WITH “EXPLODING COUTURE” INSTALLATION BY ARTIST E.V. DAY
Beginning November 5, vintage City Opera costumes will soar
above the promenade of the renovated David H. Koch Theater
Free Public Viewing on Friday, November 6, 5-9pm
Artist’s Preview and Press Reception: Wednesday October 21, 6-8pm
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Eat Your Heart Out City Frames!!!!
As we all know, framing is costly. And for what? Some sticks and glass? Thanks to the help of my generous friends I'm building them myself. It is a little slow going, but it saves sooooo much green. Thanks to Justin Gainan who helped me mill all the lumber and showed me how to assemble everything. I couldn't have pulled it off with out him. Also, thanks to Patrick Renner for letting us use his woodshop. They are both amazing artists, and you can expect to see their work at MarfaMade.