|Elizabeth Brown screen prints on dollar bills in her Title 18, section 333. ("I'll Be Back")|
One of the benefits of exhibiting at Artomatic, DC's own mega-museum now on in Crystal City, is the chance to scour the scene for screen printing. Our last post unearthed some fine examples, but more was waiting to be discovered. First up, a simple yet surprising application of a basic black halftone on real dollars, is part of Elizabeth Brown's assemblage work, found on the 10th floor. Next, Frank C. Pappas' El Gran Gallo—Great Frederick Fair (a very dignified rooster) combines acrylic with "Seriograph", another name for screen printing. We have a hunch the expansive yellow background—a challenging feat—is the acrylic part. Not to be missed, the the 7th floor standout is Sargent Thamm's woodblock/screenprint portrait series. Faces of the famous—from Edie Sedgewick to Johnny Cash—are a masterful mix of printmaking media.