Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Leaf Peel" wins Best in Show

I am pleased to announce that a piece of mine has won Best in Show at a Print show going on now at East End Arts Council Gallery in Riverhead from now through most of August.

The piece in question, “Leaf Peel” 2005, 20 X 16 inches, is composed of layered solar plate etchings using two separate printed images. The top layer is cut away in furled leaf like pieces to reveal the layer underneath. While this piece is a bit different from much of the work I’m doing now, the nature theme is still prominent. The layering of the etchings means that the piece is about 2 inches deep and it’s framed in a shadow box frame.

The juror for the show was Craig Zammiello, a master printer with 30 years of experience working with artists such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Kiki Smith at Universal Limited Art Editions on Long Island. He is now master printer at Two Palms press in Manhattan working with artists such as Ellen Gallagher, Elizabeth Peyton and Chris Ofili. Mr. Zammiello has taught workshops and classes at NYU, Yale and the Flemish Government Center for the Graphic Arts. He is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University. His own work has been exhibited in the US and abroad. His prints can be found at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium.

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