Jenny Schmid, The Wild People's Adventure
Recommended by Paige (Collections Manager):
"This wild, colorful lithograph from Jenny Schmid has all of the new energy I feel each spring. Her color palette is perfectly vibrant and fresh – even the flies following the skateboarders seem cheerful. It features some of Jenny's signature motifs, including eyes in the sky, text banners, and strong women. My favorite elements are the rat- and bird-girls, but there are treasures in every corner of this print."
Carrie Lingscheit, Sunday
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):
"There is a memory-like quality to Lingscheit’s hand-pulled print, with it’s soft plate tones and blank spaces. Sunday brings up questions around genderism and Western Christian culture’s long history of upholding patriarchal systems, including men being hunters and providers. Why is it that a hunter’s kill is able to take up space, while women are asked to disappear as outlined voids? Despite the clear allusions to women being at the mercy of men’s decisions, the piece also offers a reclamation of power. In this scene, the women hold the most visual ‘weight’ and ground the entire image with their high contrast and distinct negative space silhouettes - forcing the viewer to acknowledge them."
Gordon Mortensen, Bearded Iris
Recommended by Sam (Owner & Director):
"Gordon Mortensen's reduction woodcut Bearded Iris shows the artist's particular mastery of this demanding process where one block is systematically cut away then printed (on each sheet for the intended edition) with the next color leading finally to the full color effect. There is no going back, no second edition, as the original block surface has gradually been eliminated. The crucial color choices and their sequence make the intended space and volumes credible in the final image."
Wuon-Gean Ho, Devour VIII
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager):
"This piece is masterful in its use of simplicity. Ho is in complete control of each line and thus controls the texture, movement, and dimension of the piece. Yet it looks effortless and natural. Ho has created a beautiful moving landscape within the image."
Carol Summers, Delta
Recommended by Rebecca (Gallery Manager):
"Delta is an incredibly, vibrant, sumptuous print from Carol Summers. The red is even more bold and rich in person. This woodblock shows many of Carol's unique printing techniques. The waves at the top of the image have beautiful transitions, which were made by printing on both sides of the paper. Solvent is sprayed on the sheet after printing to cause the ink to become an integral part of the paper, like a dye, and giving them almost a watercolor effect and translucency. There is perfect contrast between the texture of these waves and the solid red and heavy blue, showing the mastery in his own style."