All posts tagged: image

Brooklyn Photographs : exhibit @ BRIC Arts Media

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 ON VIEW: September 7 – October 29, 2017 CURATED BY: Elizabeth Ferrer   A photo by Max Kozloff in the center of this series is astonishing. A young Jamaican girl slouches in a gold woven chair set against a palm background. Her head rests against her couched elbow and she gazes just left of the cameras 3ye, much like how I look at someone without looking at them. Someone next to her sees or decides to acknowledge the camera. A young child reaches for something in a middle aged mans hands. The series reminds me of an artist Osiris.  The color palate is rich, the light is even, and the artist has not inserted himself into the details. V good.      Max Kozloff, The Pensive Girl, Brooklyn, 1993

Dear Tech Employee Making 6 Figures and Still Finding It Necessary to Steal Artwork:

I understand that your 9 to 6pm guarantee of making more money than you’re realistically worth given the extreme economic disparity in this country has you feeling impervious to the same moral system that governs most of us,   Allow me to remind you of the general code of ethics which has existed since the early centuries of patronage. Art-WORK requires time, train fare, and intelligence. It is impossible to support such intelligence and effort if we are not paid for our products and skills. Considering your relative cluelessness to the creative process,   I assume you imagine that I simply sit down with a quill pen and a fireplace by my side and begin constructing drawings on the hide of dead lambs from last summer. These constructions of mine are simple, the discomfort of a cramped hand is easily soothed by the touch of a woman with her arms draped across my leather chair or by the clink of ice cubes under a splash of desert liquor after dinner.   Allow me to break …

can i show you something

met with ambie abano after seeing a video of her printmaking. she works wth large wood blocks and carves bodies into the blocks. the blocks are printed on paper using a spoon, and some are printed on cloth. her work is displayed in the philippines, where she is from, and she says in the video her work is about confronting death. i showed her the image transfers i made on saturday night, this time working with a cutout of the shoecrab. the images are small versions of what will later be large prints. the shape of the crab on its side is printed on fine japanese paper, i believe leftover kozoshi from the image transfer class with golnar adili. ambie didn’t ask what the shapes were, but she suggested pronto plate lithography after i explained the image transfer process. she explained the sponging method to me, which i recognized from college, and suggested litho paper. I’m not sure what litho paper is… ‘do you like pattern,” she asked me after seeing my experiments. yes, i …

lLitograjafe

I just grained my first litho stone. It’s Thursday, December 1, raining tonight in New York. I’m at the Robert Blackburn Printshop on 39th and 8th avenue. We’re in the Garment district, surrounded by fabric shops. A group of four women are finishing a chine collé class with Nandini Chirimar. justin says these stones were Bob’s. This one is about 200 pounds. I sprinkle 80 grain on the rock. The color of the grain is metallic, like brass jewelry and small like the inside of hourglass. You sprinkle it onto the limestone and rotate the alligator across rok with a lot of force until the spinning disk grinds away The Image from Before. I worked it until 9 and then some. Made sure the surface was level and left a note. Signed it Anne

I know who Devraj is

He works on lithographs across from the monitor desk at the Bob Blackburn printshop. Devraj hunches a bit, as many master printers tend to. I watch him pull prints from stones with two hands and arms which would wobble on another man his age. I sit here on Wednesdays, checking people in and glaring at them when they steal my pens. Mostly my job consists of fetching newsprint and politely informing the shop guests that we do not have any chargers available for your iPhone 6000. The other day he asked me for a dozen sheets of newsprint, I gave him one. He held up two fingers, signaling he wanted 11 more. I thought he meant he wanted two total, and I brought him one more. He laughed and shook his head and said one dozen. Frustrated with myself I fetched him 10 more sheets and sank back into my best-guessed desk. Devraj took an interest in my work. He saw two of my largest prints last week, I intentionally left them against the wall …

DIY image transfer with Golnar Adili

Golnar Adili is an artist from Iran who lives and works in New York. Adili experiments with archival material, the content of her work is often related to the longing and distance between two cultures. Adili grew up separated from her mother, who remained in Iran after her family moved to the United States. Adili cuts and forms images using craft materials to create sculptural ‘images.’ I ask her about the relationship between 2 and 3 dimensional art works. “We’ll see,” she says. (image taken from Adili’s website)   I am taking her “Image Transfer to Sculpture” class at the Robert Blackburn Printshop. Last night, Adili taught us how to transfer inkjet prints on to fine art papers using citrasolv, a cleaning chemical available at whole foods or other fine grocers. This process can be repeated at home. You’ll need digital images, citrasolv, cotton balls, an inkjet printer,  bone folder or wooden spoon and fine art paper such as japanese rice paper or Arches etching paper. If you don’t have a bone folder or wooden spoon, you can use an etching press. 😉 Begin …