Monthly Archives: October 2013

“The Edition and the Open Window” in CMA’s Gallery One

Gallery One

From now through April 2014, The Edition and the Open Window will be on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gallery One as part of the show Artists at Work.  It will also be part of their interactive app, ArtLens, with a curator’s statement and step-by-step look behind the scenes at the four woodcuts that make up the print.


The Edition and the Open Window is part of the Place and Process series of prints, each of which was modeled after a printmaker working in the Kala studio with me in 2011 and 2012.


The museum’s Gallery One has a forty foot multi-touch microtile screen that displays images of over 3,500 objects from the museum’s permanent collection.  You can use it to research and plan your tour of the galleries by dragging your favorite works to an iPad.  They also have several other interactive consoles where you can interact with the art in completely new ways.

You can also use the wall to find another of my prints in the CMA’s collection: The Robe, from the Plus a Century Portfolio.

What: The Edition and the Open Window at CMA’s Gallery One
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
When: October 2013 – April 2014
Ambiance: The future meets the past and they have a rockstar love child.

Horizontal Afternoon Light


Thursday, I added the drypoint plate to a new woodcut/drypoint combination edition.  Here is what the wet woodcut looked like after the bath in the late California afternoon.  Lauren, one of the models who had posed last year for a Frida portrait came to visit the studio from LA, and I’d just had my first reverse root beer float.  Glorious day.


This odd rusty orange is a combination of three woodcut layers: the mint green, followed by the pink (which turned it a dusty purple), followed by a much reduced Charbonnel “sanguine” which is an amazing transparent ferric red that I like to use often.


Kalassal Opening Party Tonight

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KALASSAL – the yearly half-off print sale to benefit Kala opens tomorrow with great prints at great prices (as well as great music, fellowship, and food).  This is the perfect event for inaugurating the season of gift-giving!  Find a treasure and help keep Kala in the bone black. #printmaker-joke

What: KALASSAL 2013
Where: Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA
When: October 4-6, 2013
Ambiance: treasures from the flat files of Bay Area printmakers – wrapped in cellophane