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.


Psychic Knife: Collages by Stephen Napoles
EXHIBITION DATES: March 26 - May 27

A statement from the artist: I make these stream of consciousness images with my blade utilizing magazines spanning 50 years back from many countries. My only goal in these images is excitement in color and composition, also to make people laugh sometimes. The resulting images are surreal, kaleidoscopic and often comical. I feel this method of collaging best represents the simple spontaneous thought process we all have access to. Sometimes we have no idea why we like the images we do, and that’s the beauty and mystery of art. Whether it is simple or complex.