Posts Tagged ‘prints’

Winter exhibit at the NC Japan Center

January 12, 2013

The reception is this afternoon.  Just thought I’d mention it.

winter show 12-13

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It’s following me…

October 22, 2012

A w/o A: Boro futon cover
Originally uploaded by SOFennell

So it seems. It probably isn’t the case, but it does turn up frequently in other places, when or where I least expect it. It probably has more to do with the fact that I’m sensitized to the color now and I’m more aware of it. Indigo.

At any rate, this is the piece that attracted or spoke to me far more than any other this weekend. I spent Saturday going through a few exhibits at the NC Museum of Art, including the prints of Edvard Munch.  I’d recently read Sue Prideaux’s biography of Munch, so felt like I could approach his work with more clarity and appreciation.

I ran into this one, though – the Boro Futon cover at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, in the Art Without Artists exhibit showing currently. It’s an eclectic collection of pieces, well worth taking some time with. There’s a lot to consider, like this piece. I could have spent the entire afternoon with it.  There were others that attracted for one reason or another, but this was “the one.”  I don’t have to say why, do I?

Aglow with Indigo

February 19, 2011


Just a little ‘tidbit’ here.  Woolettes, an Etsy shop is featuring items in my favorite color in a treasury called Aglow with Indigo and believe it or not, that blue does radiate.

By the way…you’ll also find a little rabbit in the collection…

Framing

July 31, 2008

My son, a printmaker, is having his first solo show just in time for the August First Friday events coming up. He is needless to say, very excited about it, but typically (like the rest of us), he has put off framing his pieces until the last minute. So, last night we worked together to frame a large piece (mat size was 38” x 48”). I hoped he was going to do all of his on his own, but I had a funny feeling I was going to be in on this. When I was much younger I’d worked for a framer and his specialty was prints. So, it was a bit of a déjà vu and then again, surprising to find myself working with and sharing these skills with my son. It was a lot of fun (also a lot of work). Of course, he “broke the rules” by finding already made frames earlier that “might work” rather than our creating each frame to the piece. Last night was a bit of a nail biter for just that reason, but it worked and we were surprised and pleased with the results. Personally though, I can’t wait until the show is hung.

Notes:

1. I don’t like working with glass like this, it makes me uncomfortable.

2. I really don’t enjoy cutting mats. It’s precise and if it isn’t done right, it simply has to be redone.


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