Monday, May 22, 2017

Puebla en Mayo

Puebla is una Maravilla!



Thank you very much, Carolina Picazo and Jordan Lucero,
for putting on this exhibition!



A luchador points to his favorite print


Most of the prints from the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, and many from Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City, came together for a great exhibition at the Galeria Integrarte in Puebla, Mexico.  The opening was during the evening of May 13th, 2017.  The featured Mexican artist Jose Quintero, whose work we greatly admire, brought his latest serigraph edition for sale.


Artist Jose Quintero,


The freshly minted serigraphs for sale



The exhibition is at Galeria Integrate,
 and goes on for 2 weeks --



  


Jose Quintero drawing on Nava's white jacket


A big thanks to the Puebla printmakers who came out to our exhibition (L to R) --


A short talk





Christian Cardenas 
(part of Los Dos, which contributed to the Desert Triangle)
interviewed by Televisa Azteca in front of her print


Interviewed by journalists from Sintesis


Interview with Sintesis,








Manuel Tapia and Angelica Lopez
admiring a print




Arturo Negrete (in yellow)
consulting with vistor


Fidel and Manuel Tapia
stand in front of Jose Quintero's large print


(far left is Jordan Lucero,
who with Carolina Picazo,
put on the exhibition)





Relaxing at MUSA near the Zocalo,
before heading out to the opening  --



Galeria Integrarte




and some from Mexico City




at Museo Amparo and elsewhere





BONUS: MEXICO CITY MURALS

We can't help but post some of the fabulous street murals we saw passing through Mexico City on the way to Puebla:

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Albuquerque Spring

The momentum after the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, contributed to the print fever that hit Albuquerque in the Spring of 2017.  Below is a summary:



Read the whole review
by Wesley Pulkka,
May 7, 2017

of the "Prints by Southwest" exhibition



We are showing 83 prints at the "Prints by Southwest" exhibition, April 20 - June 2nd, at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.











The night after the big opening, April 21st, we showed 19 more prints at Karsten Creightney's studio  in downtown Albuquerque, for the "Off Broadway Pop-up Print Show."


Oaxaca style opening with mezcal,


by PAVEL ACEVEDO

Pavel Acevedo, of the Desert Triangle, conducted a color relief print workshop at Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque, the weekend after the print openings, April 22 - 23.








THE CARVED LINE
AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM

The Albuquerque Museum put together a great print show -- "The Carved Line" -- with works from New Mexican relief artists, from both historical and contemporary printmakers.  From January 14th - April 16th, 2017.  Catalog available.




"Artist in Studio"
1975
was carved by Japanese woodblock printers


"Governor's Palace"
1927
woodcut


"Reclining Nude"
1966
woodcut



PRINT//MAKE SYMPOSIUM
at UNM

The University of New Mexico sponsored the "Print//Make Symposium" on Friday, April 28th:




LATIN AMERICAN COLLECTIONS

Dr Suzanne Schadl brought out several portfolios from Mexican artists for display, in the Waters Room, in the Center for Southwest Research, at the Zimmerman Library of the University of New Mexico.

The Carpetas (print portfolios):



Note: much of the print collection can be found online at the University of New Mexico Digital collections.



Prints from the "Por La Madre Tierra" portfolio,
just one of the Mexican portfolios 
brought out for temporary display


Visitors enjoy the various Mexican print portfolios
displayed on tables 
in the Waters Room


was one of the portfolios on display



Dr Suzanne Schadl also took us to the vaults below
to show us more Latin American prints


Vault Archive
below the Zimmerman Library
at the University of New Mexico


PRINT//MAKE PRINT EXCHANGE

After the Latin American collections tour, we went to the OutPost Performance Space to see the exhibition of the "Print//Make::UNM Printmakers Exchange Portfolio."


Sneak preview of the UNM student print exchange


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:  Gabriel Aro, Richard Barnes, Noel Begay, Katelyn Bladel, Diana Cervantes, Kate Coucke, Jose Delgado, Emma Difani, Jamie Durham, Margaret FarrellJessie Furr, Jeremiah Heller, Chaney Howe, Kyle King, Cedar KirwinJessica Marie Gross, Liz MelnyczukHollis Moore, Amanda Morris, Mitchell Olson, Marcos Polac, Abigail Preston, Babak Shasiah, Ben Shoenberg, Kacie Erin Smith, Isaac Trujillo, Kelly Watson


(Eugene) Chaney Howe
"Prints"
reductive linocut


"Muumuu Yingyang"
pochoir monotype and serigraphy


Katelyn Bladel
"Rogers, NM"
lithography"


TAMARIND INSTITUTE

Meghan Ferguson gave us a tour of Tamarind Institute, the Mecca of lithography, which was streamed live on Facebook.






We also went downstairs 
to visit the working studios of Tamarind


Grinding the litho stones is an art.
as they have to be perfectly flat


Antique offset machine,
is still used occasionally a Tamarind


UNM PRINT DEMO
BY GRADUATE PRINT STUDENTS

The evening of April 28th, the graduate students gave a printmaking demo in the basement of the Art Annex building at the University of New Mexico:

Graduate student print demo




Last November 2016 (technically not spring), we had a  print show at Ace Barbershop in downtown Albuquerque -- "Mextapoz" -- showing serigraph masterpieces produced by Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City:








Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop showed the YayBig Print Exchange during their first opening with the new owners in February/March 2017:




A visitor points to his preference


We previously showed the YayBig Print Exchange at Tathagata Coffee in Santa Fe, from October to November, 2016.





508 ARTS

James Black (of the 111 Media Collective) is boosting prints by teaching a silk screening class at Warehouse 508 Arts in Albuquerque.




New Impressions: 
Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking
at the MoCNA

The MoCNA (Museum of Contemporary Native Arts) in downtown Santa Fe, has a printmaking exhibition -- "New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking" -- from January 20 - June 15th 2017:




ARGOS STUDIO/GALLERY

The Argos Studio/Gallery in Santa Fe, had their annual incredible historical print show -- "The Art of the Print Cycle" -- from December 2nd 2016 - Jan 6th, 2017.  These selections from the collection of Dr Robert Bell, included masterpieces from Duer, Rembrandt, Goya, Hogarth, Dore, Kathe Kolwitz, Max Klinger, Otto Dix, Gustave Baumann, Eli Levin, and many more.  Article in Pasatiempo.






One year ago, April 2016, was also a very active month, as we were showing prints from Portland to Houston, in addition to our big opening in El Paso.