Friday, August 5, 2016

Hoofprint Workshop exhibition -- Chicago

The Desert Triangle opening at Hoofprint Workshop in Chicago (Facebook), Friday evening on August 5, 2016.  

Beautiful print shop/gallery

All 30 prints fit on the wall,
just barely

is in an old funeral home
as pictured

In Chicago

Big etching press

Our catalogs displayed
on the litho press

Hoofprint published a set of Zeke Peña's lithographs

Gabe Hoare and Liz Born
run Hoofprint Workshop

is apprenticing at Hoofprint
at the moment

We were happy to see
Katia Perez and Gabriel Villa,
originally from Albuquerque and El Paso,
at our show

Organized by AJ Nordhagen and Brittany Kieler 
(of HOLODROME and Vulture Woman Press, respectively)
was another portfolio exhibited that night

Liz Born's print in "Sightings"

Gabe Hoare's print in "Sightings"

Kathryn Polk's (of Tucson)
print in "Sightings"
(sorry for bad photo)

Homemade guacamole 
atop a Chicago-style dog courtesy of Vienna Beef, 
and delicious brews by Metropolitan

Martin Garcia and Bert Green came to our show.

National Museum of Mexican Art

The National Museum of Mexican Art is in Chicago.

They were showing
a traveling print show that inspired us

Another exhibition inside
asserts that art is political

Political prints
and press in the exhibit

A print from UTEP

Spudnik Press

A lot of printmakers from the Spudnik Press Collective came to see our show, so I visited Spudnik Press the next day.

Nicolette Ross gave me a tour of the printshop

Clean and tidy printshiop

I did not make it to Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, but heard good things about them.

Dark Matter Coffee

Chicago looks like a very print friendly town.  I saw a print show at Dark Matter Star Lounge coffee house.

Print show of 
at Dark Matter Star Lounge
coffee house

Art Institute of Chicago Museum

The Art Institute of Chicago museum has one of the most important collections in the world, including some nice prints that set the bar very high:

Van Dyke self portrait

Another etching by Van Dyke

Etching by Whistler

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