Greetings from California by The Little Friends of Printmaking
EXHIBITION DATES: November 27 – January 28
Husband-and-wife team JW and Melissa Buchanan are The Little Friends of Printmaking, a pair of award-winning illustrators and designers. They first made a name for themselves by designing and silkscreening concert posters but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy stuff for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures and artists’ residencies worldwide, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. The Little Friends currently live in Los Angeles with too many animals.
We illustrate and hand-print all of our work ourselves. We’re there from beginning to end, actively engaging with each step of the (sometimes extraordinarily convoluted) printmaking process. We’ve been doing things this way for years now, and what once was a dire neccesity is now one of the core principles of our art practice. The silkscreen process and the act of printing have informed our aesthetic as illustrators and designers completely. Engaging with the process directly has given us a greater understanding of the materiality of the medium.
Tickle Your Fancy: Flowers, Feathers & Oysters by Martin Mazorra
RECEPTION: First Friday, February 2nd, 6pm-9pm
EXHIBITION DATES: January 29 - March 25
Martin Mazorra is a Brooklyn based artist originally from West Virginia. He works chiefly in the medium of woodcut and letterpress, in a range of scales from small books, prints on paper, prints on canvas, to site specific print-based installations. He is the founder of Cannonball Press, formed in New York in 1999.
Born in Morgantown, WV, 1972. Martin teaches at Pratt Institute and Parson's School of Design in New York City. He has been invited to speak at distinguished institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and has been a visiting artist at numerous universities and colleges nationally and internationally. He has been the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Printmaking, Drawing and Artist Books, a United States Artists Ford Foundation Fellow, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio grant. His work is in the collections of the Yale Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Tickle Your Fancy: Flowers, Feather & Oysters
This is an exhibit of romantic color woodcut and letterpress prints, from small boutonniere prints, flower and feather bouquets, ladies’ corsages, and large-scale prints of oysters. Each print is made from a hand carved wood cut, and paired with sentiments composed of vintage wooden letterpress type.