Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Los Angeles 2013 Printers Fair

Despite the heat there was a big turnout, Saturday, October 5 for the 5th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair.  According to the program the event is the largest letterpress event of its kind in the US.

Kevin Bradley of Church of Type was the guest artist of the fair and demonstrated on a Vandercook Press.

I stopped at CSULB MFA Alumni Camilla Taylor (http://www.camilla-taylor.com ) and Erynn Richardson‘s (http://www.erynnrichardson.com  ) booth specializing in quality handmade and printed ephemera – and came away with some of Camilla’s very cool bumble bee wing earrings. 

On a side note…..if you have time it is well worth checking out Camilla’s blog on cutting linoleum scraps....  http://horsefleshproductions.blogspot.com/2012/07/catman-print-from-linoleum-scraps.html

But back to the fair -- also among the many exhibitors was another CSULB BFA graduate, Alex Fridrich, representing Angels Gate Cultural Center (http://www.angelsgateart.org/).  Angels Gate in San Pedro is a fully equipped printmaking studio for intaglio, relief, monotype and silkscreen printing.

The International Museum of Printing  which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year is located at 315 W Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745 310-515-7166 and is open throughout the year.  http://www.printmuseum.org

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Rethinking the Multiple, An Exhibition at Occidental College

This sure-to-be-spectacular exhibition opens in Los Angeles' Weingart Gallery on the campus of Occidental College, Wednesday 10/9.  From 5 - 8 PM, there will be an installation performance provided by Paul Mullowney, one of the artists whose work is being displayed. (I'm assuming both the seriously long toes, and the image they stand upon belong to him.)
The other three artists are also exceptionally quite fine - Lynne Allen teaches printmaking at  Rutgers University in New Jersey, and uses non-traditional materials to create prints that investigate her Native American heritage.
Phyllis McGibbon, another East Coast denizen, holds forth on the same subject at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and is a fellow Dürer enthusiast. Her visual work is largely concerned with how printed images manage to "dis"locate and time travel between artists, physical locations, and cultures. (Sounds like the theme of every one of my three hour lectures...) The gleaming baton below, while appearing to be machine tooled, is a rolled copper plate with an image of Dürer's etched into it. The piece glitters on so very many varied levels.
Fred Hagstrom teaches at Carleton College in the great white north of  Minnesota. His artist's statement ends with these two lovely lines - "I want to see the art world become more concerned with passionately held beliefs and beauty, and less concerned with irony or market based strategies. I believe that art should be a part of people's lives, and that it has the power to change the way we view the world."

Directions may be located by visiting: http://www.oxy.edu/page/maps-directions
Should you find yourself at that venue, do let Linda Lyke know that I send my regards.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Soma and Breath: Work by Tim Musso and Camilla Taylor

OPENING RECEPTION October 3, Thursday 6pm
EXHIBITION DATES October 3 – October 29, 2013

"A two person show at the art gallery of Cal Baptist University in Riverside, CA, featuring the artwork of Camilla Taylor and Tim Musso. Coinciding with the Riverside Artwalk."

Both Camilla Taylor and Tim Musso are CSULB alumni, whose main medium is printmaking. When you hear a word 'printmaking' and only think of a nice little image on a small piece of paper, I can assure you that you will probably be caught off guard by those two artists. I will dare not to describe too much about them, but if you are planning on not experiencing their works in person, all I want to tell you is that you might be missing something incredibly amazing.

3737 Main Street Riverside
Suite 101


Untitled II, Tim Musso

Homage to Ernst Haeckel, Tim Musso

The Crowd (Installation View), Camilla Taylor

The Crowd I, Camilla Taylor