Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Latest & Greatest

With the Amherst Biennial production in full swing, I've neglected my personal blog so here's the latest with in my life. I recently took a wonderful monoprint workshop at Zea Mays with Catherine Kernan with her innovative technique of combining woodcuts, plexi with offset printing. It is the most exciting and painterly method I have experienced. Which I hope to get back to the press to explore this method further.

My studio time has been quite limited as I've been doing studio visits for the Biennial, but the pay back is discovering so much exciting artwork in the studios of local artists.We will have some really exciting new events for this upcoming Biennial (Oct. 6 - Nov. 30) including this underground phenomenon called "Yarn Bombing" which I first discovered in New York City on Montague St., Brooklyn (where I used to live). While visiting the DeCordova Museum's Biennial this Spring, I also spotted it there, so as they say imitation is the highest form of flattery, we are bringing this contemporary graffiti to our Biennial but we are kicking it up a notch. The Amherst Biennial will have Yarn Bombing throughout the Biennial all over town, continuously over the two month installation. Since I'm having technical problems downloading images from my smart phone (which is smarter than me!) you'll just have to google yarnbombing to see what it looks like or checkout my Facebook Page.