Medium: Collagraph Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1921 - 2017 Edition: 2/50
Recommended by Rebecca (Gallery Manager): "John Ross was an important artist and publisher (High Tide Press) in the printmaking community and was instrumental to the development of the collagraph along with his wife, Clare Romano, and Glen Alps. Of the collagraph process, Ross once said, "From these ordinary materials, I can create city streets, mountains, canyons, pueblo dwellings, oil refineries, skyscrapers, and other constructions, either realistic or visionary." Refinery shows all that Ross accomplished with collagraphs in a beautifully balanced composition. The piece stays true to the industrial nature of a refinery while adding rich texture, sumptuous color, and engaging detail."
Medium: Collagraph Dimensions: 22 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches (Plate) 25 1/4 x 36 inches (Sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1914 - 1996 Date finished: 1958 Edition: #2 of 8
Recommended by Rebecca (Gallery Manager): “Three Shadows by Glen Alps illustrates some of my favorite effects one can achieve with Collagraphs, a term the artist coined to describe a mixed media plate. The different heights of the elements give a sculptural feeling when printed. The ink has been lovingly rubbed into all the nooks and crannies and then removed sparingly to maintain the multi dimensionality during the ink transfer from plate to paper. The use of a simple, commercial, paint additive of ground walnut shells instead of carborundum to Elmers glue gives a solid, yet sumptuous, weight to the solid forms. This is an early collagraph from the late ‘50s and shows that his later works did not stray too far from the principals and richness of these early pieces. It is reassuring to see his works re-emerging from long held collections, giving us another chance to make their acquaintance."