Monday, March 28, 2011

Locomotive II Serigraph v.I

Full title is Locomotive II: Version 2.0 Number I, but I drew a titling blank whilst preparing for this show and physically wrote Locomotive II Serigraph v.I on the print. So be it--this print has dual titles.

Serigraphy and Monoprint on Paper, 2011.

The second of two Artworks for the MacRostie Art Center's Regional Printmaking Exhibition.

Participating Artists:

Jordan Acker Anderson - Wauwatosa, WI

Larry Basky - Plymouth, WI

Paula Brandel - Coleraine, MN

Benjamin Brockman - Minneapolis, MN

Sui Conrad - La Crescent, MN

J. Charles Cox - Thief River Falls, MN

Marlon Davidson - Bemidji, MN

Rebecca Gramdorf - Grand Rapids, MN

Don Houseman - Tenstrike, MN

Eric A. Johnson - Fingal, ND

John Leopold - Thief River Falls, MN

Cecilia Lieder - Duluth, MN

Beckie Prange - Ely, MN

Friday, March 25, 2011

Locomotive II Serigraph v.II [Japan Aid]

Full title is Locomotive II: Version 2.0 Number II [Japan Aid], but I drew a titling blank whilst preparing for this show and physically wrote Locomotive II Serigraph v.II [Japan Aid] on the print. So be it--this print has dual titles.

Serigraph, Relief, Monoprint on Paper, 2011.

This print is headed to the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota for their Regional Printmaking Exhibition. The exhibition will take place in the Minnesota Gallery, and will be on view throughout April. Feel free to Attend the opening reception on Friday, April 1st from 5-7pm.

Proceeds from the sale of this individual print will benefit the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Effort.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

il Toro

Woodblock, 2011.

I have pulled 5-10 proofs from this block--all on newsprint. I will print on better paper soon, and plan for this to be the head of an upcoming minotaur Artwork. Stay tuned!

I just noticed that the last few posts feature work with figures facing the right...that is weird.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Locomotive Subseries I: Muybridge/Pisanello

Graphite, Colored Pencil, Thread, Inkjet Transfer on Mylar and Paper, 2011.

Headed to Duluth Art Institute's 'Mad at the Rad' Event.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How peculiar. Do you fancy me a cat, Ariadne?

Woodcut, Thread, Colored Pencil on Paper, 2011.

This is an Artwork I collaborated on with my oldest daughter, Aisling, and donated to the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Visual Arts Center's 2011 Art's Night Benefit/Exhibition/Juried Exhibition.

This is the statement I sent in about the Artwork:

With equal ease I imagine Baron Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), Grand Moff Tarkin, or Eddie Izzard as Theseus dryly returning this line, with a smirk and a raised eyebrow, when handed the ball of string or thread that will be his salvation from the Daedalus’ Labyrinth.

The thread in this artwork, combined with the visage of the young woman, allude to this myth.

Creating mythos is filled with confrontations with the absurd, and situations embracing this absurdity often lend themselves to humor. I must point out that I am not stating that every ‘corner in the labyrinth’ of myth contains a joke. The research is undertaken with all seriousness, but attempting to limit opportunities to chuckle as they present themselves is ill-advised. This should be applied to any field of research, really—but we all know that.

There are two separate father/daughter relationships at play here: that of Minos and Ariadne, and that of me and my 4-year-old daughter, Aisling. Aisling helped me finish this artwork by attempting the maze, which she completed in three attempts.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Locomotive II: v2.0, Serigraph Image

Digital from Scanned Drawing, 2011.

I am currently working with a local screen-printing house to transfer this image to a screen (obviously) with their exposure unit.

Initially, I will run 15-20 prints in black-and-white.

More info on prints and AP's for sale/trade and any planned variations coming soon.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Take Art/Leave Art '03

I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a call-for-art at the Association for Visual Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee called Take Art/Leave Art. I sent an Artwork off a couple of weeks ago (Permanence, Pressures, and Power [Locomotive Version 1]), and, after corresponding with one of the curators, found out that the work made it there and the opening was a huge success. I look forward to turning some peers on to this next year, but in the interim any interested Artists can still send work in for the duration of the exhibition this year (March 4-April 1, 2011).

Here are some links to Take Art/Leave Art articles and the AVA itself:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Locomotive II: Perpetuity, Velocity, Edification

Graphite on Mylar, 2011.

Variation series coming soon.

Creative Commons Licensing and Attribution/Citation information also coming soon.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011