Color Woodcut, Contemporary, Monotype, Prints, Screenprint, Woodcut

Outside the Margin Series

Our 2014 Winter Contemporary Show is still on view at The Old Print Gallery. One of the best things about doing the Winter Contemporary Show every year is catching up with all our talented contemporary artists, seeing and learning about their new projects and experiments in printmaking. It is exciting to witness the evolution of their art over time, as they play with scale, new color palettes, subject matter, and technique.
Outside the Margin (3). Susan Goldman. Screenprint monotype with woodcut, 2014. Signed, titled, dated, and editioned on back by artist in pencil. Lily Press stamp in red ink on back. Paper size 10 x 8" (254 x 203 mm).  LINK.

Outside the Margin (3). Susan Goldman. Screenprint monotype with woodcut, 2014. Signed, titled, dated, and editioned on back by artist in pencil. Lily Press stamp in red ink on back. Paper size 10 x 8″ (254 x 203 mm). LINK.

Susan Goldman (no stranger to the OPG blog- read her interview here) is one of our contemporary printmakers from DC. We have represented her work for several years now, and her new series, entitled “Outside the Margin” is an intriguing transition from her previous work. While smaller in size than most of her other prints, you can certainly link the thematic elements to her earlier monotypes. In the past, Susan has worked with the image of an amphora, exploring and celebrating ancient civilizations’ reverence for the object. Homer describes the vessel as the “Prima Materia”, a metaphor for the womb of the earth. Swirling and blossoming, Goldman’s amphorae mirror the female silhouette as it generates and nurtures new life. In her new series, Goldman uses the motif of an amphora, but layers in new pattern work and symbolism-like concentric circles and blossoms.
“This varied edition evolved out of mixing my earlier ideas about pattern inspired by travel to Morocco and my new ideas about simplifying my approach to imagery of flowers, targets and amphorae. The layering of multiple print mediums relates to an archaeology of process, what is below is mysterious and fragmented, but as one uncovers the clues, a new picture emerges that references the past and the present.”- Susan Goldman
Outside the Margin (1). Susan Goldman. Screenprint monotype with woodcut, 2014. Signed, titled, dated, and editioned on back by artist in pencil. Lily Press stamp in red ink on back. Paper size 10 x 8" (254 x 203 mm).  LINK.

Outside the Margin (1). Susan Goldman. Screenprint monotype with woodcut, 2014. Signed, titled, dated, and editioned on back by artist in pencil. Lily Press stamp in red ink on back. Paper size 10 x 8″ (254 x 203 mm). LINK.

Outside the Margin (2). Susan Goldman. Screenprint monotype with woodcut, 2014. Signed, titled, dated, and editioned on back by artist in pencil. Lily Press stamp in red ink on back. Paper size 10 x 8" (254 x 203 mm). LINK.

Outside the Margin (2). Susan Goldman. Screenprint monotype with woodcut, 2014. Signed, titled, dated, and editioned on back by artist in pencil. Lily Press stamp in red ink on back. Paper size 10 x 8″ (254 x 203 mm). LINK.

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Contemporary, Gallery Opening Receptions, Landscapes, Photo intaglio, Photography, Prints

Nancy Previs

Harmonious Rhythm I. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed 2/15. Image size 9 5/8 x 12”. LINK.

Harmonious Rhythm I. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed 2/15. Image size 9 5/8 x 12”. LINK.

Today we are sharing the work of Nancy Previs, a newly signed printmaker from Dublin. Previs’s print, Harmonious Rhythm I, is in our 2014 Winter Contemporary Show, which opens tonight (!!!!) with an Opening Reception at the gallery from 5-8pm.

A fine art printmaker, Nancy Previs is also a photographer and sound recordist. She is drawn to capturing the essence and beauty of the natural world, specializing in photo intaglio. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in Dublin and the United States. In Northern Ireland, her work has been selected for inclusion in the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition. She is a member of Black Church Print Studio, Dublin and the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Among her qualifications, she holds undergraduate degrees from UMass, Amherst, The National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, and a masters degree in LIS from University College Dublin (UCD). Born and raised in Connecticut, Nancy Previs lives in Dublin, Ireland from where she makes regular trips to the US, most frequently to Washington DC and New York City.

Waiting. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed. 25. Image size 6 1/4 x 9”. LINK.

Waiting. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed. 25. Image size 6 1/4 x 9”. LINK.

 

Artist Statement: Inspired by the essence of energy around us – the life force of the landscape – she crafts photopolymer plates using her own un-retouched photographic images, creating traditional handmade multi-plate nature prints. Her images capture nature’s simple beauty – especially that found in open spaces, such as parks and fields, near water or high in the hills, around the island of Ireland and on the east coast of America.

Rockpool. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed 2/20. Image 10 5/16 x 15 1/4'. LINK.

Rockpool. Nancy Previs. Photo intaglio, 2014. Ed 2/20. Image 10 5/16 x 15 1/4″. LINK.

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Early 20th Century, Etching, Prints

John Taylor Arms on Beauty

We found a great quote today, by the 20th century printmaker John Taylor Arms. Arms’ two prints, Lace in Stone and The Gothic Spirit, are currently on view in our “Form, Light, Line: Architecture in Print” gallery show at the Old Print Gallery. Stop by to see these painstakingly beautiful and meticulously astounding etchings.

“To love beauty and, loving it, to seek to express it, therein appears to me the function and the duty of the artist.” -John Taylor Arms

Lace in Stone, Rouen Cathedral. John Taylor Arms. Etching, 1927. Image size 14 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches. Fletcher 200. 18 in the French Church Series. Edition 100. Signed and dated in pencil. LINK.  (Double-click on image to enlarge.)

Lace in Stone, Rouen Cathedral. John Taylor Arms. Etching, 1927. Image size 14 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches. Fletcher 200. 18 in the French Church Series. Edition 100. Signed and dated in pencil. LINK.
(Double-click on image to enlarge.)

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