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Oscars Night Round-Up

The Oscars are this Sunday, so we have a themed round-up of prints, relating to the movies. With the majority of our inventory printed before the invention of the first patented motion-picture film camera (which was designed in 1888), we  had to pull prints from our early 20th century and contemporary inventory. The collection below ranges from prints of people enjoying movies, the outsides of old movie theaters, on-set images, and several drive-up movie theater scenes. We hope you enjoy!

Drive In Movie. By Cheryl A. Aaron. Etching with aquatint, c.1989. Edition 40. At The Old Print Shop in NYC.

Drive In Movie. By Cheryl A. Aaron. Etching with aquatint, c.1989. Edition 40.

Port au Prince, Movie Poster on Theatre Front, Haiti. By Bernard P. Wolff. Silver gelatin print, c.1970. Stamped with artists name and title verso. At The Old Print Shop in NYC.

Port au Prince, Movie Poster on Theatre Front, Haiti. By Bernard P. Wolff. Silver gelatin print, c.1970. Stamped with artist’s name and title verso.

Silent Movie. Linda Adato. Etching, aquatint and soft ground printed in color, 1992. Edition 75.

Silent Movie. By Linda Adato. Etching, aquatint and soft ground printed in color, 1992. Edition 75.

Double Drive-In Movie. Thomas Seawell. Silkscreen, 1980. Edition 35. At The Old Print Shop in NYC.

Double Drive-In Movie. By Thomas Seawell. Silkscreen, 1980. Edition 35.

At the Movies. By Peter Gourfain. Woodcut, 2000. Artist's proof.

At the Movies. By Peter Gourfain. Woodcut, 2000. Artist’s proof.

Deep in Hollywood. By Don Freeman. Lithograph, 1936.

Deep in Hollywood. By Don Freeman. Lithograph, 1936.

( All prints currently located at our sister gallery- The Old Print Shop in NYC- which is situated at the intersection of 30th Street & Lexington Avenue.)

 

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Washington Post Review of 2012 WCS

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American Night / Neighbor & Orion II. By Herbert Simon. Etching, aquatint, and handcolored, 2010. Ed. 1/20.

This past Friday, The Washington Post published a nice review of our Winter Contemporary Show in their Style section. It was written by staff writer Mark Jenkins, and featured in Galleries review, page C8, along with two other reviews of local DC exhibits. They even used an image of American Night/ Neighbor & Orion II by Herbert Simon, to accompany the article.

 

Some of our favorite quotes from the article:

“…Prints can suggest much with a few lines, sometimes highlighted by blocks of color. Fine examples of this approach include Edward McCluney’s “OSSACIP,” a nude silhouetted against a bright yellow background; Peter Gourfain’s “Winter Light,” a domestic scene endowed with drama by its thick black lines and contrast of blue and orange; and Ellen Nathan Singer’s “Autumn Market,” which depicts fruit, flowers and wooden barrels with seasonal gold and bronze…”

“…Richard T. Davis’s “Hartling Bay,” however, shows that fanatical attention to detail can be just as effective as artful simplification. This photorealist color serigraph of the Nova Scotia coastline appears to capture every ocean ripple, blade of grass and glimmer of sunlight. It’s a simple scene, but with the depth of an entire world.”

We encourage our followers to read the review ( link right here) and then come see our Winter Contemporary Show. The group exhibit remains on view until February 9, 2013. To view the works in our show digitally, check out our website!

And a big thanks to The Washington Post and writer Mark Jenkins for featuring our show and artists!

Hartling Bay. By Richard T. Davis.

Hartling Bay. By Richard T. Davis. Color serigraph, 1993. Ed. 101/155.

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2012 Winter Contemporary Show

The Old Print Gallery is pleased to present its 2012 Winter Contemporary Show, which will open this Friday, November 16, 2012. The show will be an assortment of works by both up-and-coming and established printmakers, in several mediums.  Highlights include a series of charged photolithographic landscapes by Sylvie Covey, beautifully involved linocut relief prints by Karima Muyaes and Tenjin Ikeda, and boldly hued prints by local artists Susan Goldman, Philip Bennet, and Joan Krash.

Bottles & Jars I by Peri Schwartz captures the crisp, luminous glow of the winter months and Neighbor & Orion II by Herbert Simon delivers a similarly poignant study of a hushed, nocturnal landscape, thanks to purposeful use of color. Local artists Jake Muirhead and Marti Patchell’s impressive draftsmanship result in intricate and delicate still lifes, elevating the familiar artichoke and cereus blossom in the process. Many of the artists in the 2012 Winter Contemporary Show are new to the Old Print Gallery, and offer a fresh approach to printmaking.

The exhibit opens with a nighttime reception at the Old Print Gallery on Friday, November 16, from 5-8pm. Many of the artists will be in attendance for the opening, to answer questions regarding their work and artistic process. The opening reception is free and open to all ages. The show will remain on view until February 9, 2013.

Selected Artists:  Philip Bennet, Sylvie Covey, Richard T. Davis, Deron Decesare, Yolanda Frederikse, Susan Goldman, Peter Gourfain, Tenjin Ikeda, Joan Krash, Richard Lubell, Paul Marcus, Ed McCluney, Judy Mensch, Jake Muirhead, Karima Muyaes, Marti Patchell, Matt Phillips, Susan Pyzow, Peri Schwartz, Herbert Simon, Ellen Nathan Singer, Hank Virgona, and Steven E. Walker.

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Daily Dose Of Jazz: Peter Gourfain

Hello readers. Today’s Daily Dose of Jazz (to celebrate the DC Jazz Festival) is a great woodcut by New York artist Peter Gourfain. Sculptor-printmaker Gourfain was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1934 and currently lives in Brooklyn. He studied at Chicago Art Institute, graduating with a BFA in 1956. He currently teaches ceramic sculpture at Greenwich House Pottery and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, University of Southern Maine, Skowhegan School in Maine, Massachusetts College of Art, Louisiana State University, Cranbrook Academy, Kent State University, and the School of Visual Arts.

Gourfain is a member of the Artists Equity and has received many commissions and awards,  including a commission for bronze medallions by the Greenwich House Pottery, twenty-four bronze reliefs for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, bronze steel for the National Park Service in Lowell, Mass, and ten ceramic urns at Ohio State University.

Playing 2 Trumpets at Once. By Peter Gourfain. Woodcut, 2003. Inscribed “A.P.”

For more information on the DC Jazz Festival, check out the organization’s website. To see our other Daily Dose of Jazz prints, click here. And to check out other prints by Gourfain, please visit our website and the website of our partners in NY , the Old Print Shop, who also carry Gourfain’s work.

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