Print Matters: Printing Matters Conference

We will be traveling to New Albany, Indiana for the MAPC Conference, Print Matters: Printing Matters. I have work featured in two exchange portfolios and also have two pieces that were juried into the MAPC Members' Juried Exhibition, curated by Brian Jones.

One portfolio exchange is called Of Rules and Rebellion and was organized by Kristina Paabus and Jessica Caponigro. Artists were required to make two-sided prints that were 8.5 x 11" so that they could be displayed and distributed in a binder. I made a silkscreen on translucent paper so that the viewer could see the opposite side of the print through either side of the print when viewing it. The print has twenty layers of ink, twelve on one side and eight on the other and the image was derived from a photograph that I took in Tokyo last Fall. The piece is called Serenity.

The second portfolio is called “Prints Matter, Master Mimics” and was organized by William Greider. For this exchange, artists were required to find and be inspired by a master artist's piece. I chose Hiroshi Yoshida's Bamboo Grove and made a thirteen layered silkscreen. The image for this print was from another photograph that I took, but this time it was from the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto.

The two pieces that got into the MAPC Members' Juried Exhibition include Serenity and Ocean Beach. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 6-8 pm at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E Sprint ST, New Albany, IN. I hope that we will get to see as many printmaking friends as we can while we are at the conference!