The advanced print group is well on the way exploring many avenues of expression. Alex is body-stamping on curved sheets of glass and contact paper; Angie is looking at photoploymer plates for both intaglio and relief; Chasson started with intaglio and plans to move into monotypes and possibly relief; Emily is printing relief and then pasting the images around town, and Rebecca is getting her feet back into the process after a two year hiatus, starting with intaglio. Here are their beginnings:
A new semester has started in the printshop. We started the learning process with three-color separation monotypes, getting everyone acclimated to the shop, the press, and the idea of building imagery with layers. There were some strong responses to the process and some engaging explorations into color, texture, line, and value. Some examples:
Intalyo (the pronounciation for Intaglio) is for my students and anyone else interested in the art of the hand pulled print. There will be frequent updates of printshop activities, including student work and works-in-progress. The self portrait below was from my "Vices" series, it's a mezzotint (an intaglio process) with chine colle, printed from a hand-rocked copper plate. Check back often to see what's up in the printshop.
received his BFA from Indiana University, and his MFA from the University of Cincinnati. Brian is currently Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany. His work has been exhibited in over 35 solo exhibitions and in over 200 international, national, and regional exhibitions, receiving numerous awards at each level. Brian’s work is further represented in museum, university, and corporate collections, including the American Print Alliance, the Amity Art Foundation, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Biblioteque de France, Paris, the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Utah Museum of Art, the University of Louisville, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Brian has received over 15 individual artist fellowships, including to such programs as the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.