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2018: Martin Levine, "Federal Hall"

 

Martin Levine - Federal Hall

Lithograph - Image Size 12 x 8 1/2 inches

Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall Street, is located at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets, and was built in 1842. The sculptor, John Quincy Adams Ward, created the bronze statue of George Washington in 1883, marking the approximate site of the inauguration. The original site built in 1700, served as the first capital building of the United States, and was where George Washington’s inauguration as our first President took place on April 30,1789. It was also where the United States Bill of Rights was introduced in the First Congress. The original building was demolished in 1812. Architecture is the primary inspiration for my art. This preoccupation was developed through my conviction that architecture is one of humankind's greatest achievements. I chose this landmark for its historical significance and the importance the site played in our history as a nation. My hand drawn lithograph took many months to complete, drawing from a composite of my own photographs and on-site sketches. These photographs were taken over a twenty-year period both when traffic was allowed on Wall Street, and presently as a pedestrian walkway. There were a number of firsts in creating this print. It was my first stone lithograph in over 30 years and the first time a statue appears prominently in one of my images. What makes this image unique is that it is the first time that any person, even if it’s only my reflection, appears in one of my prints. Choosing this image was an easy one because 26 Wall Street remains one of the best surviving examples of classical architecture in New York. I was also intrigued by the fact that not much has changed to the exterior of this wonderful building since John Frazee designed it 176 years ago.

 The above was submitted by Martin Levine

Artist/Printmaker Martin Levine was born in New York City. He received a B.S. in Art Education from Buffalo State College, and an MFA in Printmaking from the (CCAC) California College of Arts, Oakland, CA. He works mainly in etching and lithography, depicting realistically rendered cityscapes. He has taught at State University of New York at Stony Brook, since 1986. He is a past president of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), and elected to the National Academy of Design. He has juried many International and National exhibitions, including in the UK, Bulgaria, Poland, and Yugoslavia. He has received over 120 National and International awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts in Printmaking. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions worldwide, including Australia, Poland, Germany, England, Ireland, Taiwan, Japan, Spain, The Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Colombia, Uruguay, Slovenia, Egypt, Vietnam, Venezuela, Brazil, China and Israel. His work is included in many prestigious public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, California Palace of the Legion of Honor/Achenbach Foundation, Museu D'Art Contemporani D'Eivissa, Spain, Milwaukee Art Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, New York Historical Society, Carnegie Institute, Zimmerli Museum and the China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen.

 


2017: Charles Yoder, "Shadows"

 

Charles Yoder - Shadows

 

Linocut and Serigraph - Image Size 13 X 10 1/2 inches.

This is a three-color mixed media print made with two linocut blocks and one silkscreen. It was printed with oil-based inks on Arnheim 1618 Warm paper. The paper size is 16” x 13 ½.” The image size is 13” x 10 ½.” The edition consists of an edition of 100 with 10 artist’s proofs and 2 printers’ proofs. The 2 linoleum blocks and screen were prepared by Charles Yoder. The edition was printed by Charles Yoder and Dominick Rapone.

The artist has this to say about the print: Some years ago he found himself standing in the shadows of a pine forest in deep snow under a sparkling full moon. The simple beauty of what he saw was an epiphany. All that he had been looking for in painting was literally lying at his feet. Theories and isms no longer defined what he painted. The given provided all that was needed. The work became a meditation on that glimpse.

Charles Yoder was born in Germany in 1948 to two American army sergeants. He was educated in Europe and the States, finishing his formal education with a BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Over the years he has supported his art making habit with various jobs including director of Castelli Graphics and curator to Robert Rauschenberg. Presently he paints full time and teaches printmaking part time at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and NJCU in Jersey City, NJ.

He has shown his work nationally and internationally including solo shows at Texas A. & M University, Woodward Gallery, University of Maine, Contemporary International Museum of Art and others. His work has been shown in group shows such as at Monomouth Museum, Salmagundi Club, Mehu Gallery, Pera Museum in Instanbul, Guild Hall in East Hampton, Geisterschatten in Berlin, and many others. His work can be found in museums and many private collections. For more details, go to his website: www.charlesyoder.com


2016: Eric Goldberg, "Morning Light II"

 

Aquatint - Image Size 15 3/4 x 20

Information about the print: Eric Goldberg made the plates and state proofs. The printer of edition was Cindi Ettinger of Philadelphia, PA. The print was completed in March 2016. The paper used was Somerset, Satin 250 g and two copper (steel-faced) plates were used. The inks used were Charbonnel.

Artist Statement:
It has been very fulfilling for me to return to city living after having spent the past thirty years living and working in rural Northeastern Connecticut. I find that I am invigorated by the city’s energy and fascinated by how the light plays across the architecture, the surfaces and the varied textures of my surroundings. I have only to look out my studio window to watch the daily drama of this landscape.

The etching and aquatint Morning Light was conceived while I sat enjoying the morning sunlight as it flowed into my neighborhood. It was a moment of quiet.

This work began as a watercolor titled June Morning and gradually evolved to the more inclusive name as it took on a new life as an etching. As the etching progressed from an initial line drawing to a fully developed work it began to encompass more than just that one morning in June. It became the light of morning, a theme that has been very meaningful to me in recent years. As a metaphor, I am amazed with a sense of renewal and awakening.  As a part of the natural world it is the splendor of the morning light, which amazes me.

Artist’s Biography
Eric Goldberg was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and presently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He works mainly in etching and painting, depicting realistically rendered images of places, people and still life. His work has received numerous awards and has been included extensively in both international and American invitational and juried exhibitions. His prints and paintings are in many collections including The Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, The Boston Athenaeum, The Boston Public Library, and The Newport Art Museum.

 


2015: Bill Thompson, "Boxcar Detail"

 

 

Serigraph - Image Size 10 X 14 inches.

I photographed this image in Irving, TX June 26, 2014. The camera used was a Nikon D800 with a 105mm f2.8 Nikkor lens. The exposure was 1/40th of a second at f10 and an ISO of 320. The pixel dimension was 7360 x 4912. After manipulating in Adobe Photoshop, I created 14 inkjet positives that were used to create 14 photo-stencil screens for printing. Colors were printed reductively in each screen. Upon completion, 35 color runs were counted.

All of the screen print was done by me with help from my primary assistant, my daughter Hannah, and my son Byron. It was printed in the print studio at Ursuline Academy of Dallas during July and August of 2014. The 35 color runs include: the verso white for the paper’s dimensional stability, repeated white to bury influencing colors, a matt varnish to seal the print, and the small area of gloss varnish to simulate the surface of the torn piece of orange reflective tape in the image. There are no other proofs.


 

2014: Emily Trueblood "Towers at Dusk"

 

 

Woodcut - Image Size 8 X inches.

The artist has this to say: “ I have always liked the rounded shapes of water towers next to the straight lines of building walls and windows, and the way the sky shapes appear around the buildings. Towers at Dusk shows towers in the late afternoon, with the sun going down.  The image was carved on two Shina 3/8 inch plywood blocks and printed on Rives Heavyweight paper (175 grams.) It was proofed in my studio using Graphic Chemical inks on a Martech etching press. Kathy Caraccio printed the edition.”


Emily Trueblood was born in Alexandria, VA. An artist from an early age she discovered printmaking at Pratt Graphic Center when she moved to NYC, after attending Beloit College and the University of Madrid, and graduating with a BA from the University of Wisconsin. She soon developed a preference for making woodcuts and linocuts.  She earned a MLS from Columbia University.  For the past eighteen years, she has worked as a full time printmaker.  Her work is in several public collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Cleveland Museum of Art, the British Museum and others.


 

2013: Isaac Abrams "Evolos"

 

 

Solar Etching - Image Size 11 X 14 inches.

The artist, Isaac Abrams, was born in 1939 in New York City. During the 1960s was interested in psychedelics and was friends with Timothy Leary.  He began painting as self-taught in 1965 and in the same year opened the first gallery in the world devoted to psychedelic art.  For a time he lived on a ranch in California with noted rock stars.  While in Europe, he became friends with the painters of the School of Fantastic Realism.  He began making sculpture in 1970s and later did extensive work as an animation and video artist. 

The artist has shown his work world wide and from New York to San Francisco.  Currently he is exhibiting at the “Drawing Now” at the Caroussel de Louvre in Paris. He has exhibited at the Whitney Museum, Cologne Museum, Centre Pampidou, Graham Gallery and others.

Isaac Abrams is mentioned in many publications including, Psychedelic Arts by Masters and Houston, History of Modern Art by Arnosen, New Directions in Modern Painting by Kelterberg, Avant-Garde in Modern Painting by Bazain, and others .


 

2012: Ann Chernow "Window Shopping"

 

 

Lithograph - Image Size 12 X 9 inches.

Ann Chernow was born and brought up New York, and experienced much of the New York City art world of the l950s and l960s while studying at New York University. Her art instructors were Jules Olitski, Howard Conant, Hale Woodruff and Robert Kaupelis all of whom provided strong influences on her development as a professional artist.

Chernow earned a Masters Degree in college art teaching, earned recognition as a Connecticut Humanities Scholar for her teaching skills, while continuing to make art in many media with a focus on printmaking. She has created a defining body of work. This work is a genre that is recognized as unique as it consists of moments of suspended reality based on material from all aspects of American movies of the l930s and l940s, but is reinvented in her own vocabulary.

Chernow’s work is in the collections of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the National Academy of Design, the Museum of the City of New York, the Achenbach Foundation, Yale University Art Gallery, the Library of Congress and many others. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous one person and group exhibitions.


 

2011: Jeanette Pasin Sloan "Wave Cups"

 

 

Lithograph - Image Size 13.25 X 13 inches.

The artist, Jeannete Pasin Sloan, was born in 1946 in Chicago and received a BFA from Marymount College and in 1969 an MFA from the University of Chicago. She has produced numerous editions with Landfall Press since 1978. She has had solo exhibitions at Tatistcheff and Co. , Gerhard Wurzer Gallery, Benedictine Universty, Thimmesh Gallery in Minnepolis, Saginaw Art Museum, Rosary College, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Illinois State Museum, Northeastern Illinois University and many others. She has participated in many group exhibitions including, Prints by American Artists at Wichita Falls Museum, International Print Exposition at Portland Art Museum, 18th Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition at Emporia State University, University of Virginia and many others. Her works are in many institutions including the Albright-Knox Art Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Ball State University, Bank of America, Spencer Museum of Art, Canton Art Institute, Cleveland Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cornell University, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Western Electric and many others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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