November 28, 2013
Amanda Lilleston (MFA 2012) is featured in the Atlanta Print Biennial, an international exhibition of works on paper, on display from Nov. 30 - Dec. 7 with an opening reception Nov. 15 from 7 - 9 pm.
Barbara Archer Gallery is pleased to join again with the Atlanta Printmakers Studio and this year with Erikson Clock, to present the Atlanta Print Biennial, an international exhibition of works on paper This year’s distinguished juror is Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor Professor and James R. Cox Professor of Art, School of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
364 Nelson St SW, Atlanta, Georgia
November 15 - December 7, 2013
Opening reception: November 15th 7:00 - 9:00pm
November 27, 2013
Work by Endi Poskovic is on display in the Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition at chambers241 Gallery in Christchurch, New Zealand from Nov. 20 - Dec. 7.
The 2013 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, curated by Cathryn Shine, Professor and Dean of the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, presents the work of a select group of contemporary artists working in print who, through their practice, direct attention to an awareness of the unique experience of observing and considering. Their works shift attention to a reflection on the open-ended potential of images and the ways in which they are received and read. Artists from the nations and cultures of the Pacific Rim: New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and the United States are featured.
The Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition 2013
20 November - 7 December 2013
Opening reception: November 20, 2013
241 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch New Zealand
November 26, 2013
The International Print Center New York presents the work of Endi Poskovic in New Prints Fall 2013, on view at IPCNY in Chelsea through November 30, 2013.
New Prints 2013/Autumn consists of over fifty projects by twenty-nine artists, and was selected from well-over 2,000 works. An illustrated brochure with a curatorial essay by Amze Emmons accompanies the exhibition. The show was selected by Desirée Alvarez (Artist, Teacher), Andrea Butler (Lawyer, Collector), Christopher Creyts (Master Printer, Collaborative Art Editions), Amze Emmons (Artist, Editor, Printeresting), Kimball Higgs (IPCNY Board Member, Art Professional) and Tara Misenheimer (Artist, Educator at Avenues School).
Artists in this show include: Rosaire Appel, Susan Belau, Allison Bianco, Noah Breuer, Deborah Chaney, Elizabeth Corkery, Josh Dannin, Sage Dawson, Jeffrey Dell, Kevin Frances, Ron Fundingsland, Anne-Karin Furunes, Rodrigo Gonzalez, Jungil Hong, Richard Hutter, Sea Hyun Lee, Julia Jacquette, Laura Kinneberg, Kaitlin Knapp, Jonggeon Lee, Janet Marcavage, Sean P. Morrissey, Yoonmi Nam, Heidi Neilson, John O’Donnell, Endi Poskovic, David Sandlin, Gunilla Widholm, and Jenny Wiener.
Publishers and presses represented include 2 by 2 Press, Buildface Press, Dieu Donné, Lower East Side Print Shop, Pace Editions, Inc, and Sinland Press. The works in this show address a wide range of emotions, styles and subjects - including architecture, mapping, portraiture, landscape, and abstraction. Highlights include: Kevin Frances’ delicate ukiyo-e woodblock prints that examine the transformations of interior spaces, and David Sandlin’s silkscreen book exploring the narrative print. In addition, Kaitlin Knapp’s three-dimensional installation of miniature Pennsylvania farmhouses examines the use of multiples in a single work, and Jenny Wiener’s drawings with silkscreen explore the color palettes of famous works by artists such as Cézanne. Josh Dannin’s striking woodblocks explore the line between abstraction and representation.
New Prints 2013/Autumn
508 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Opening on Thursday November 07, 2013, From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
On View October 29, 2013 - November 30, 2013
November 22, 2013
The winners in 53 categories of the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards were announced at an awards banquet at the Hotel Albuquerque Friday, November 15th. Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait with Photographs by Craig Varjabedian won for Best Art Book, published by the University of New Mexico Press.
Varjabedian, winner of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage’s Outstanding Photography Book in 2010, is a fine art photographer and instructor. He is also the author of Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby, Four & Twenty Photographs: Stories From Behind the Lens and En Divina Luz: The Penitente Moradas of New Mexico.
“In this moment I find myself humbled and without words yet a line from Twelfth Night appears in my mind: ‘I can no other answer make but thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks…’ I send this thank you out to the good jurors of the book award and to everyone who purchased a copy of the book,” said Craig Varjabedian after receiving the news.
Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait presents a selection of Craig Varjabedian’s photographs, made over the nearly three decades that he has lived and worked in New Mexico, range over all the image-making forms—landscape, portrait, and still life—to offer a remarkably complete, varied, and original portrait of what many call the “Land of Enchantment.” White sand desert, cloud-capped peaks, ancient adobe ruins, groves of autumn cottonwoods—all find their place here. Intimate, personal, and yet iconic, the photographs capture a land and its people in a collection that will be warmly welcomed by those who already love New Mexico but serve also as an inviting introduction for newcomers to its diverse and captivating uniqueness. Fittingly, the photographs, all beautifully presented in elegant duotone reproductions, celebrate the hundred years of New Mexico’s statehood begun in 1912. Here, paired with images of Native American sites that go back to earlier millennia, such as the ruins at Bandelier National Monument, are artifacts of the modern world, like the familiar outline of a pumpjack in an oil patch and a lowrider Cadillac outside the wall that protects the Santuario de Chimayo. The book is available at fine book stores and Amazon.com.
November 22, 2013
A sense of the eternal and the ephemeral pervades Craig Varjabedian’s work. Throughout his photographic oeuvre, we perceive the history that infuses the western landscape through the momentary illuminations brought to it by seasonal storms or crystalline light. So too, his portraits reveal the spark of the individual while often representing long standing cultures and traditions. His views of vernacular architecture exhibit similar characteristics—iconic, yet very much alive. In the West, we are accustomed to temporal layers, and sometimes just the right light has the capacity to transform our awareness. Herein lies the magic of this artist who is joined to his subject and all its intricacies. As Varjabedian states, “Western landscape has long been a part of the American imagination. But rather than focus on a specific imaginative idea, my work communicates directly to the imagination: not the land, but what the land does to us. I look at intimate relationship with landscape and its elements, such as light and texture, to create metaphors. Therefore, the work transcends the boundaries of ordinary perception. It is as much about receptivity as it is creativity.” While he has made New Mexico his home, Varjabedian’s pursuit of the unique qualities of the American West has compelled him to explore the heights, crevices, and plains of the greater Rocky Mountain region. This exhibition of Varjabedian’s photographs will appeal to anyone who has experienced an illuminating moment under a western sky, as well as anyone who would like to. “There’s something fresh and now about his work, even though it’s really classical. People can feel like it’s happening today, and to them, right at this place.” —Cathy Wright, Director, The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
Under a Western Sky: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian
December 6, 2013 – January 10, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, December 6, 2013, 5–7 pm
Hours: Mon–Sat, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
William R. Talbot Fine Art
129 W. San Francisco St. (second floor)
Santa Fe, NM 87501
November 22, 2013
Heidi Kumao is exhibiting a video sculpture and a new experimental, animated film at L’Oeil de Poisson in Quebec City from Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2013. The video sculpture, “Correspondence,” is from a series of pieces about using creativity to survive physical confinement. It is loosely based on the lives of Nelson Mandela and AP Reporter and hostage, Terry Anderson, who used writing as an escape from their imprisonment. “Available Light” is a somber, animated, experimental film about surviving extreme isolation and physical limitations as a result of traumatic injury. In this movie, Kumao creates a desolate and disorienting dreamscape as a metaphor for the deep netherworld she was thrust into when she broke her back in a sledding mishap in 2011.
November 22, 2013
The Flint Institute of Arts will host its 5th Annual Print Fair on Saturday, November 23 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, November 24 (1pm-5pm). (The Institute is located at 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503.) The fair includes six print dealers featuring prints from Old Masters to contemporary works. This is an ideal opportunity for novice collectors to start a collection and for connoisseurs to add works to existing collections. The fair is free and open to the public. The fair will include work by several members of the Stamps School community: alums Norman Stewart (BFA 1969, AM 1972) and Susan Stewart (BSDes 1970, MA 2000), Emeritus Professor Paul Stewart, and current Professor Endi Poskovic.
November 18, 2013
Scientific illustration students from the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design have illustrated some of the colorful plants from the Conservatory’s Tropical House at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. These stunning illustrations capture a wide variety of species including orchids and bormeliads. After sketching, studying, and taking photographs of their chosen specimens, students created their own compositions and designed a postage stamp to give their illustrations a context. The illustrations are on exhibit in the West Lobby at Matthaei Botanical Gardens until November 26th.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens is located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor.