Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pressing Matters IX: Printmakers Group Show

The 9th annual Pressing Matters show at the Maurice Del Mue Galleries, San Geronimo Valley Community Center has come and gone.


                                       Katya McCulloch’s amazing reduction block

This year’s crew of printmakers --exhibiting woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs, silkscreen, etchings, collograpahs, monotypes and mono prints and other variations on printmaking--include Fred L. Berensmeier, Geoff Bernstein, Martha Cederstrom, Danielle Fogel, Zachary Gilmour, Lars Johnson, Elan Kamesar, Sophia Larsen, Katya McCulloch, Cindy Miracle, Barbara Morris, Elaine Nehm, Larry Rippee, Gabriele Schwibach, Xander Weaver-Scull, and James Craft, Bruce Fowler, Gary Harrell, Samuel Marquez and Michael Williams of the San Quentin Prison Project.

Here are atlas a few of the works from the show (I hope to dig up more).


                                   Collograph by Fred Lee Berensmeier


Monotype, Xerox-transfer and ink by Sophia Larsen


                                                  Etching by Sophia Larsen


                                                Etching by Sophia Larsen


Xander Weaver Scull’s complex stencil/monoprint technique (usually with his own hand made inks)



Two more by Xander Weaver Scull




                        A multi media approach by Martha Cederstrom





“Noctua’ mixed media block print by Danielle Fogel



                                   Two silkscreen’s by Geoff Bernstein



                                   Monoprints by Barbara Morris





Here are a few pieces from the San Quentin Prison Project


Linocut by James Craft


Lino block print by Samuel Marquez 


           The stunning five-color reduction block print 'Back Door Man" by Gary Harrell

         Thanks to Katya McCulloch for providing the work from her San Quentin students


Lars Johnson, in a departure from his abstract work contributed these woodcuts:






And, oh yea, my anxious piece, titled “Normalization of Deviance”



There was much more to the show than this. My apologies to artists not present here.

I’ll post more shots from the show when they emerge.



Monday, November 12, 2018

Ralph Steadman at the Haight Street Art Center in San Francisco


Cartoonist chum, Kevin Brady, gave me a heads-up that the relatively new-Haight Street Art Center was to host an exhibit of the work of grandmaster graphic-satirist Ralph Steadman. Moreover, Steadman would appear in person for a conversation (and for free). I thought that last part must be a mistake but that wasn't the case. Kevin and I went Tuesday night and listened to Steadman casually chat during a slide show with curator Anita O'Brien.  Very cool. And a great show.


The Ralph Steadman Retrospective will remain at the Haight Street Art Center until January 20th, 2019 before moving on to other venues.



                    The Ralph Steadman button handed out at the reception

You can check out more here:

https://haightstreetart.org/blogs/event-archives/ralph-steadman-conversation-with-the-artist

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Molly's Turn: It's been awhile!

Howdy!
It has come to my attention that I have been remiss in showing off my work!
Here are some examples both old and new:

My Grandson Kaden

Dear Chuck

Figs after Sally

Sweet Jean

Dinah and Noah Celebrate 40 years!

He's Cool

Student Art Work to Come Soon!!
    See more at:    http://www.rileystreet.com/event-registration/?ee=21068

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Xander Weaver-Scull's Robin Williams piece

Marin county artist Xander Weaver -Scull has a remarkable exhibit at Gallery Route One in Pt. Reyes Station. Here's a clipping from the Marin IJ.


click on images to enlarge

Xander will also be exhibiting in our 9th annual Pressing Matters: Printmakers Group Show beginning tomorrow at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween






From "McDougall's Good Stories for Children", New York Herald, 1902-1905 by Walt McDougall


More to be found here: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85058130/1903-02-08/ed-1/seq-23/











Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Molly's Turn: Virginia Irvin's 101th birthday today!


 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!


An extraordinary artist, here are drawings she did of her three children  and my father.

Christie

Jamie

Me!....Molly

Bob Hagopian
(my father)
She is missed.