I was excited to take in the new print show which opened to members last Thursday night at the New Museum Los Gatos! Presented by The California Society of Printmakers, Thinking Outside the Box was juried by Cathy Kimball, Executive Director and Chief Curator of The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, bringing together fascinating prints, which employed a wide variety of processes, mediums, materials and methods of presentation, engaging the viewer in a very different experience than with traditional printmaking. Makes me want to print on stuff!!! The show runs until September 30. Check the NUMU website for hours and all the printmaking demos they have lined up this summer! Also, click on artist’s names below for links to their wonderful websites if you’d like to see more of their work.
Outside the Frame – NUMU
NUMU’s curator Marianne McGrath introducing Susan Howe, who is in charge of Special Projects at The California Society of Printmakers which is presenting Thinking Outside the Frame and offering an excellent exhibition catalogue which is available at the museum. She will be conducting a Mokuhanga Woodcut demo June 30 at the museum.
Cathy Kimball, Executive Director and Chief Curator of The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art brought her considerable experience and eye to jury the show. She is speaking here about her selection process.
Kent Manske – Genetic Garden 5-17-18 – 2018 – Installation of screen based monoprints on aluminum.
Ellie Honl – Coping Strategies – 2013 – HD stop animation video made from prints.
Michelle Murillo with DNA MAP – For a Shifting Identity – 2015 – Fused glass screen print.
Detail – the artist is using bits from her own family history!
Karen Gallagher Iverson – Variable Horizons 1,2 – 2016 – Pochoir Print – drawn colored pastel on wax.
Close-up of Variable Horizons 1. The artist has echoed the contours of the landscape to the rhythm of a heart!
Beth Fein – Betrayed – 2011 – Monoprints formed into 3D shapes, paper, ink, shredded US currency
Ashley Rodriguez Reed and little one – The Forest of My Wild Heart – 2017 – Silk-screened, digitally printed, found, sewn and embroidered fabric.
Detail, a toucan amongst the intricate patterns of a piece inspired by tangles of exposed tree roots at Mount Tamalpais and the environments they create.
Ginger Crawford Tolonen – Hopscotch Allegories – 2003 – Accordian artist book, intaglio and drypoint etchings, handmade box.
Ewa Gavrielov – 5 Shades of Pink – 2017- Screen print.
Ewa Gavrielov – Alternating – 2016 – Mixed media, shredded and folded paper.
Carrie Ann Plank – Dermaombré Brown and Blue Variations, Small Versions – 2017 – Laser assisted woodcut with indigo dye on Okawara.
Carrie Ann Plank – Dermaombré – 2016 – Woodcut with indigo dye.
Robynn Smith – Liminal Terrain – 2015 – Linoleum relief print over digital output, 5 panels. This artist will be offering a Silk-Cut Linoleum Relief Printing Workshop July 14 & 15 at the museum.
Donna Westerman – Generation – 2015- Woodcut installation.
Katherine Venturelli – Lunar Calculations – 2013 – Artist book, intaglio, Rives BFK paper, book cloth binding.
Luz Marina Ruiz, Tierra de los Sueños – 2017 – Tunnel artist, linoleum cut, hand-colored with watercolor.
Me with Betty Friedman‘s Untitled (triptych) 196, 2010 – Intaglio, chine collé, printed on handmade paper.
NUMU’s Executive Director Lisa Coscino in conversation with Genetic Garden’s artist Kent Manske.