I have again fallen behind on the blog posts; I seem to have difficulty making the work and keeping up this side of the bargain. Looking at the somewhat daunting summer ahead I suspect this may continue, but here’s to better intentions!
I just finished hanging a show with Utah printmaker Kathy Puzey at the spectacular Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska, a relatively new venture of internationally renowned woodcut printmaker Karen Kunc. Kathy and I studied with Karen in graduate school at UNL – and though we’ve all certainly met up in different ways and places over the years it was high time to do it again. I was able to spend a week staying and working at the studio and managed to get a lot done. (Something about Karen’s influence in the work ethic department, I believe.) This place is quite a thing to behold and should be on the radar of printmakers, papermakers, and book artists. Here’s a link to the website: https://constellation-studios.net
Kathy and I share an interest in wood as subject and material and the interesting and inherent strangeness of making work about the thing out of the thing itself. Here are a few details of Kathy’s phenomenal, intricate prints mounted on cut plywood to make sculptural pieces.
I cannot get enough of these beauties.
I brought a series of relief carved wood panels with me that were already completed, but during my work time I was able to make three new black and white woodcuts and some new panels for my show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer. It is a big bite to chew, two shows at once, and I wish I could be both places next Friday.
I’ve had a few people ask about the availability of carved panel pieces and I’ll post photos of the ones in the Lincoln show here later today. I am sure Karen would be happy to talk to anyone who is interested.
It’s been a good two weeks of family, friends, art, and connection. I flew home yesterday, heading north to now drive south.