Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fine Prints

Screenprints as part of the portfolio

Melinda (top) and Alison 
Lynette and Gretchen

Springtime means a fresh batch of prints for the studio print exchange, theme: fine print. Super intern Melinda Thiesson crafted The Best Portfolios Ever, complete with screenprinted covers, bookcloth covered hardback slipcase and inset type. The collection featured multiple screenprints printed by Gretchen Schermerhorn, Lynette Spencer, Helen Baribeau, Alison Bianco and Marty Ittner.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweet Screens at Pyramid Member Show

Sarah McDermott, Untitled
Laura Kinneberg, Specimens of Virginia (detail)
Allison Bianco, The Old Man of the Mountain (detail)

Check out the wide variety of screen prints at the annual Pyramid Atlantic Members Show, on view in the Washington Printmakers Gallery. Works by our resident artists Sarah McDermott, Laura Kinneberg and Allison Bianco are familiar to those following this blog. Laura's 18-color print features letterpress type and Allison combines intaglio with her screen prints. It's also a great chance to see screen print studio regular Allan Akman's D.C. Blossoms. Clare Winslow's organic print on board brings to mind looking out of an airplane window and Steve Walker's large poster is a turbulent dance of green and red squares. The show is up until April 25, 2013.

Clare Winslow,  Topographica #1

Steve Walker, Confetti

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Codex Mexico

Magali Lara's screenprinted concertina book
Now on view at the Mexican Cultural Instititute: Codex Mexico: The Book as Art. The exhibition showcases both Mexico's enormous heritage in the arts of printing, and the Mexicans currently working to renew and enrich such an important legacy. We spied one screen printed piece.

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