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Bill Thompson's Edition Selected for Prix de Print Winner
Bill Thompson's new print 'Edition,' published by Center Street Studio, was selected as Art in Print magazine's Prix de Print in their January/February issue. Congratulations Bill!
Projects On-Press at Center Street Studio: Matthew Carter's A–Z Portfolio
CSS is headed into the holiday season at full steam! Renowned type designed Matthew Carter is collaborating with a CSS on a new portfolio of Carter's greatest type designs. You can find more information about the project below. You can also find a great write up on Carter in a recent article in the Boston Sunday Globe.
Link to the Boston Globe's Five things you should know about Matthew Carter , by: Jack Newsham
(click photo to link to the Globe's website)
Art on Paper–Miami, New Markus Linnenbrink Monotypes, and Catalogue Release
IHEARDYOULOOKING(SCHRÄG) and MUDHONEY(NOV15)
CSS will be in Miami for the Art on Paper show! Join us at the Deauville Beach Resort and see some of Markus Linenbrink's new monotypes, hot-off-the-press! CSS has also just released a catalogue of Linnenbrink's work, available below, covering over a decade of monotype projects in the studio. (click thumbnail to view)
Art on Paper–Miami
VIP Preview Event:
Tuesday, December 1st: 5-10PM
Open to the Public:
Wednesday-Saturday, December 2nd-6th, 11AM-7PM
Sunday, December 7th, 11AM- 6PM
Deauville Beach Resort–Miami
6701 Collins Ave.
Miami, FL 33141
Markus Linnenbrink Monotypes catalogue (click to view)
November 2015: Markus Linnenbrink's New Monotypes, IHEARDYOULOOKING(SCHRÄG)
After a successful 2015 E/AB Fair, CSS gets to work in the shop before the holiday season begins. Markus Linnenbrink stopped by the shop to work on his new monotype project, IHEARDYOULOOKING(SCHRÄG). The new project, as well as a catalogue with all of Markus' monotype projects with CSS will be available on the website soon!
CSS on the Road in New York: E/AB Fair 2015
For those in the New York/Tri-State area, come by the CSS booth at the 2015 E/AB Fair! Please join us at The Tunnel (269 11th Ave.). We will be featuring works from Roger Tibbetts, Markus Linnenbrink, Bill Thompson, Carrie Moyer, and Jeff Perrott.
The opening night "First View" event will be Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6-9 pm. It is a ticketed event ()RSVP required, admits 2).
You can pick up a VIP pass by following the link below or by clicking on the fair's logo to register for tickets on the fair's website.
The fair is also open to the public from November 6-8.
Thursday , November 5 (First View, ticketed): 6-9PM
Friday, November 6: 11AM-7PM
Saturday, November 7: 11AM-7PM
Sunday, November 8: 11AM-5PM
269 11th Ave., New York
Hot Off the Press in October: Bill Thompson, Edition
CSS is pleased to announce the newest project from Bill Thompson, Edition. From the artist:
"With everything I create, my one guiding principle is that I use the least number of elements possible to make a statement. When printing, my images are generally monochromatic and feature a simple visual gesture – they tend to reflect the forms that I carve as a sculptor.
After finishing a recent edition at Center Street Studio, my mind jumped track and landed upon an idea that completely eliminated the need for an image. More importantly, it embraced and broke down the basic essence of printmaking to its most elemental state.
I based the idea on the fact that every print in an edition is essentially unique because of both the number change and the slight variation in the artist’s signature from print to print. Also considered was the practice of applying a hand-drawn/painted element to a print and the effect that has on its perceived value and originality.
For Edition, I gridded out the entire edition with each square containing a number, as well as squares for the BAT and printer’s/artist’s proofs. To identify and individualize each print, I circled the appropriate number using a red colored pencil. As they progress through the number sequence, the hand-drawn circles vary slightly in shape, with the red adding a chromatic accent to the black and white grid. Edition is a print of and about a print edition."
To see all of Bill's projects with Center Street Studio, see his artist page here.
Photos from the Cleveland Print Fair and the Minneapolis Print Fair
CSS is back from a successful trip to Cleveland and Minneapolis! Below are some moments from both the Cleveland Print Fair ad the Minneapolis Print Fair. (click to enlarge thumbnails)
Fall at Center Street Studio: On the Road in Cleveland and Minneapolis
CSS is on the road for back-to-back shows in Cleveland and Minneapolis! If you are in the Cleveland or Minneapolis-St. Paul area, please join us!
Click on each fair's logos to find out more information from their websites.
Cleveland Print Fair, hosted by The Print Club of Cleveland:
Thursday, September 24, 2015–Sunday, September 27, 2015
TH (Benefit Party) 6PM–9PM
The Cleveland Museum
11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH
Minneapolis Print and Drawing Fair
Friday, October 2, 2015–Sunday, October 4, 2015
FRI (Benefit Party) 5:30PM-9PM
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Markus Linnenbrink and CSS present: EVENTHOUGHYOUHAVETOGO (watercolor monotypes)
Spring Arrives at Center Street Studio: Bill Thompson's Crest
Translating Bill Thompson’s sculptural ideas into print is always a challenge. With Crest, Thompson provided master printer James Stroud a shaped template that was traced onto a copper plate and cut by hand with a jig saw. The edges were then refined by the artist. An aquatint was then applied to the surface and etched to 100%. After the aquatint was inked with an ultramarine blue ink and wiped , the plate was surface rolled in one pass with a semi transparent cerulean blue. The resultant subtle gradation from edges to center evokes the volume of Thompson’s wall sculptures.
"In designing Crest, I wanted to combine the rigidity of form with the fluidity of movement – to create a shape that appeared both resistant and prone to the power of natural forces. The color effect further reinforces this incongruity with the highly saturated, mineral-like ultramarine perimeter dissolving into an atmospheric wash of deep cerulean."
Markus Linnenbrink: EVENTHOUGHYOUHAVETOGO Slideshow
CSS and Markus Linnenbrink are pleased to announce Markus' new project with Center Street Studio from the summer of 2015: EVENTHOUGHYOUHAVETOGO watercolor monotypes.
To see all of Markus' projects with CSS, see his artist page here.
The Fall Projects Continue: George Whitman's Untitled (Landscape III)
Another project hot off the press: George Whitman's Untitled (Landscape III) etching. Follow the link below or click on the image below to see George's current and previous work with CSS.
New Fall Projects from Richard Ryan and Carrie Moyer
The shop has been busy through the fall with new projects! CSS is pleased to announce new works hot off the press: a new woodcut from Richard Ryan, Bird in Tree, as well as watercolor monotypes from Carrie Moyer, Soft Cells and Swash. Click on the thumbnails below to go to each artist's page or follow the links below to their pages.
CSS at the Texas Contemporary
CSS will be showing at the Texas Contemporary Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX from September 4th-7th. Come by the booth (#707) Friday/Saturday from 11-7 (5th-6th) and Sunday (7th) from 12-6. Visit the show's website at txcontemporary.com for more information on the show and purchasing tickets.
CSS 30th Anniversary!
This year marks the 30 years of printmaking for Center Street Studio. To celebrate, we invited artists and friends to join us for a grand summer pig roast! Click on any thumbnail to flip through the photo gallery.
Summer at CSS: Richard Ryan's Nine Blue Poppies
As summer gets underway, so do the big projects. Richard Ryan has come by the shop to work on his woodcut nine blue poppies. See more of Richard's work with CSS here.
Scenes from Select Fair 2014
From 2014 Select Fair at the Altman Building (153 W 18th St.) in New York City
New Watercolor Monotypes from Mark Cooper and Jeff Perrott
Hot off the press for spring 2014, new watercolor monotypes from Mark Cooper and Jeff Perrott. Click on each image to follow the link to each artist's page to see all of their new work.
Center Street Studio presents: Moving Day for an Etching Press
Part one of a two part series. Center Street Studio moved a 2300-lbs. etching press as an installation in the CSS booth for the AD 20/21 show at the Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama Building in Boston's South End. The task entailed craning two solid pieces of steel weighing 500 lbs each (press and roller). and a big, 1300-lbs. metal frame down multiple stories and moving them in time for the show.
Stay tuned for the second video of the press in action printing artist George Whitman's lioness etching as a demo for show visitors!
CSS at the 2014 AD 20/21 Show at the Boston Center for the Arts
New Etching from Teo González
3.18.14: Center Street Studio announces a new print project by New York painter Teo González. Know for his minimalist paintings of vast fields of dots and spots, González employs the same system of mark making to this new etching with hand-colored chine collé. The result is an organic visual pulsing achieved through slight variations of scale in the marks. An added spatial shift occurs via the hand applied color gradation at the bottom of each chine collé sheet. The print is currently on press and will be available at a pre-publication price during the Boston Print Fair, Cyclorama Building, March 28-30. Contact Director James Stroud for details.
Click the image above to visit Teo's CSS artist page.
Bill Thompson's GYRO in Art Forum
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