Monday, January 6, 2014

Animal Sightings

"Ting", excavated screenprint by Rebecca Katz

Our Screenprint Associate Becca Katz will be having her first solo exhibition in Baltimore this month. She says of the theme: "The world would be a kinder place if people had more respect for the animals with whom we share this earth. I want my artwork to convey thier capacity for intelligence and a full range of emotions and complex experiences."

Becca has been busy in the studio experimenting with new techniques, which she describes this way: "Remember "scratchboards", which entailed scraping black paint to reveal crayon colors beneath? I recently learned a similar concept—applying many layers of ink to paper coated with clear base, and then sanding the top layers to reveal the colors below. The final images are screened on the top layer. The result is a print that resembles a painting more than the flat graphic look associated with screen printing. I find this excavation process to be liberating because you don't know what you are going to get—so there's less pressure to aim for a specific result.

I am very excited for my first solo show which  resulted from participating in School 33 Art Center's Lotta Art fundraiser. Each year three artists from the event are selected to have a solo exhibit. It is also a fun evening—lottery style—every ticket holder goes home with a work of art. I have been lucky to work with Exhibitions Coordinator Rene Trevino who is also a terrific artist and screen printer." 

Congratulations, Becca! And thanks for your tireless service to Pyramid Atlantic by sharing your artistic wisdom at Screenprint Society.

Becca (center) and friends at the opening


Animal Sightings
Screen Prints by Rebecca Katz

January 17 - March 8, 2014
Opening Reception: January 17, 6-9 pm
1427 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230