Here is a first look at my current project: finishing up my prints for the 4th Annual 50-50 show at the Sanchez Art Center. This show promises to be a lot of fun: 70 artists commit to making 50 works of art in 50 days. The art is then sold – right off the walls! – as a fundraiser for the art center.
The official description for my set of prints is “ambiguous figures in ambiguous landscapes.” I followed the general scheme I’ve been using lately: monoprint backgrounds (sometimes with chine colle or inkjet transfer) with linoleum-block figures superimposed.
For the show, the artists were all given 6″ x 6″ blocks to use. A lot of artists were able to work directly onto the blocks. Since I work on paper, I had to mount my prints onto the blocks using acrylic gel medium. I then used the gel medium as a glaze, to protect the paper surface.
Here are the first few photos. The images are all done; what I’m working on now is the titles and the labeling.
Please come to the show if you can! Or, better yet, come to the reception on Saturday, August 24.
There are two parts to the reception. The Gala Preview reception is from 6 – 7:30pm; you can purchase the $10 admission at Brown Paper Tickets. The Gala Preview is the only time you’re guaranteed to see the entire show. After that, as people purchase work, gaps will appear in each artist’s section.
The free general-admission reception is then from 7:30 – 9:30pm. The Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd. in Pacifica.
The show runs through September 30, when there will also be a closing reception.
And now, the first few pieces. I’m still naming them, so right now they’re all “Untitled.”