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CPC 25th Exhibit: Thank you & photos

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to the opening at EXPO 72 for CPC’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition. Such a magical night!

opening night
photography © Jeff Lassahn 2014

opening night
photography © Jeff Lassahn 2014

cpc 25th, group
group shot of some of the artists… I stole this from somewhere online (because we look adorable!!), apologies for lack of photo credit

The exhibit included one of my new works (below), which I haven’t had a chance to post yet.

The piece is called “Moth”, from a new collection of prints exploring colors and patterns as inpired by insects and seasons.

It is 24″ x 21″ four-color screen print on Stonehenge. Please click through for larger views.

glisic 'moth' 2014

glisic 'moth' 2014

glisic 'moth' 2014, detail

For more details and purchasing info, please visit my etsy shop

The framing was done by my very talented friend and artist, Liz Born, of Pilsen’s awesome new printshop & framing studio, Hoofprint Woorkshop. These guys truly rock!

The exhibition is on view through February 28th, 2015, at EXPO 72 Gallery – right across the street from the Chicago Cultural Center

CPC 25th: Opening THIS Friday, Nov 14 at EXPO 72

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, the awesome independent printshop where I print and teach, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an exhibition opening this Friday, November 14th, at EXPO 72 Gallery

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This exhibit is *not to be missed* – a beautifully curated show of over 50 artists affiliated with the Collaborative over the years, featuring an array of original artworks and prints.

Preview and Reception: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: November 15, 2014 – February 28, 2015
EXPO 72 Gallery, 72 E Randolph St (across from Chicago Cultural Center)

Featured artists:
Hiroshi Ariyama, Stephanie Barenz, Christopher Blume, Matt Bodett, Molly Briggs, Deirdre Britt, Margaret Buchen, Charles Cohan, Aaron Coleman, Carlos Cortez, Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, David Driesbach, Joel Dugan, Leslie Eliet, Tony Fitzpatrick, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Sanya Glisic, Karinna Gomez, Michael Goro, Holly Greenberg, Susan Hall, John Himmelfarb, Elise Hughes, Carrie Iverson, Michael Jackson, Catherine Jacobi, David Jones, Anne Karsten, Deborah Maris Lader, Jeff Lassahn, Kim Laurel, Alan Lerner, Bart Longacre, Jeremy Lundquist, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Ruth Moscovitch, Maria Mungai, Duffy O’Connor, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez, Maria Sanchez, Jenny Schmid, Andrea Schumacher, Jeff Sippel, Chase Sperry, Megan Sterling, Scott Westgard, Eric Wilson

Also expect delicious local & sustainable treats (Cafe Selmarie, Baker Miller, New Holland Brewing, Butcher & The Burger), and of course some custom-printed refreshments :)

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“Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature” Exhibition at Society of Illustrators, NY

I have some pieces on display as part of the current exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York.

The exhibit features a selection of artworks from “The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature”, written by Russ Kick and published by Seven Stories Press:

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The reception and book launch is this Friday, November 7 at the Society of Illustrators. The exhibit dates are November 4 – December 20, 2014

For more info, please visit the Society of Illustrators

In addition, Publishers Weekly just released this great new review of the book!

If you happen to be in NYC, please stop by and check out the show! :-)

Upcoming EXHIBIT + FEAST: Basilica Chymica

I am very excited to announce Basilica Chymica, an upcoming exhibition organized by the incredible print team at Hoofprint Workshop, and curated by Raeleen Kao.

The exhibit pairs six artists with six chefs creating all new limited-edition hand-printed works and original culinary dishes… Participants include Vesna Jovanovic, Hillary Grossman (Avec), Edible Alchemy, Kelly Riker, and others.
Basilica Chymica invite
illustrated collector’s litho tickets by Raeleen Kao  //  hand-printed by Gabe Hoare of Hoofprint Workshop
Basilica Chymica: Exhibition + Feast

Hoofprint Workshop is pleased to present Basilica Chymica, a collaboration between six visual artists and six chefs, working in pairs to create a synesthetic experience based on the ancient discipline of alchemy. Artists will show sketches and state proofs alongside the finished editions to reveal secret transformations.

CULINARY PREVIEW (ticketed)
Friday, October 3rd
6:30 – 10 pm (dinner: 7 – 9 pm)

Featuring six courses of small plates and six mini-cocktails, each inspired by a new print-based work.
PLUS: performance plating, cocktail pairings & live acoustic set by Mawrcrest

puchase tickets HERE

PUBLIC RECEPTION (free)
Saturday, October 4th
7 – 10 pm

Hoofprint Workshop, 2433 S Oakley Ave, Chicago IL

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Featuring:

VESNA JOVANOVIC
KELLY RIKER
SANYA GLISIC
DAMARAK THE DESTROYER
RAELEEN KAO
& VANESSA DELLAMORTE

DIETRICH MATTSON-MCGAFFEY, Edible Alchemy
DEAN WILLIAMS, underground dining
SULEY DIMAS, Soho House Chicago
HILLARY GROSSMAN, Avec
GRIFFIN BENKO, The Terrace at Trump Tower
SOBREMESA SUPPER CLUB

Cocktails by MIKE ZELL, Little Goat

Organic, cold-pressed juice by Owen + Alchemy

With organic spirits provided by KOVAL Distillery

MORE INFO / PRESS: https://www.facebook.com/events/264946417041139

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*** VIP and Collector’s ticket holders are also invited to attend an exclusive Basilica Chymica tasting at Logan Square’s soon-to-open modern juice apothecary, Owen + Alchemy
Tuesday, September 30th, 7 – 9pm
2355 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL

This Saturday! 24th International Small Print Show at CPC

This weekend is the 24th Annual International Small Print Show & Holiday Sale at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

This is a fantastic event, with a huge selection of beautiful, hand-crafted art prints and other works. Participating artists include Megan Sterling, Jeff Lassahn, Duffy O’Connor, Amy Ventura, Misha Goro, Hiroshi Ariyama, Deborah Maris Lader, Dan Grzeca, and many others. I will have some new works in the show as well.

In addition, expect plenty of homemade treats, warm drinks, and great people. Come celebrate with us!
small prints cpc 2013
Opening: Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8
open 11 am – 7 pm, both days

Preview: Friday, Dec 6, 12-5 pm

Exhibition runs through January 31, 2014

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4642 N. Western Ave, Chicago IL

more info: CPC Gallery News

Art in Print Journal Review

The latest issue of Art in Print featured an article that kindly mentions my Struwwelpeter artist book.

Written by Courtney R. Thompson, the article covers the recent “Pulled, Pressed, Printed” exhibition at EXPO 72 Gallery. The show featured various Chicago artists and spaces, including Spudnik Press, where I completed the book during the artist residency.

Art in Print, 'Pulled Pressed Printed' ReviewArt in Print, Vol 2, No 2

Photos from residency exhibition

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the opening last Saturday! It was lovely to see so many great friends and meet new ones. I am so grateful for the lovely and warm reception.

The exhibition will run through September 1st, at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.

Below are some of the prints on display.

Strange Mad Song, 2012
Strange Mad Song, screenprint and woodcut, 15″ x 22″

This is the finished woodcut series I’ve been working on. The cover and story are screen printed on the outside cover (click for larger view)

Man Is Not A Bird, full suite, 2012
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, print suite of ten woodcuts

Man Is Not A Bird, print suite front & back
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, front and back with silkscreened cover wrap, 11″ x 15″

In The Forest (MINAB Series), 2012
In The Forest, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″

The Kill And The Departure (MINAB Series), 2012
The Kill And The Departure, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″

Woodcuts continued…

I have been carving and printing away at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, getting ready for a solo exhibition in July… Here are some sneak peeks :)

block carving
block carving

ink station
ink station

print process
proofing block

here is process from a narrative print series I’ve been working on…
block forest process print

drying rack prints

American Folk Art Museum in New York

A few small gems from a quick New York trip…

One of my favorite places was the American Folk Art Museum. I was looking for something similar to Chicago’s Intuit , which is one of my all-time favorite museums. Turns out the Folk Art Museum has free admission. It also turns out not many people have heard of the place. It’s too bad because it’s got some really incredible gems. The exhibit, “Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined”, featured selections from the collection, everything from traditional crafts to more recognizable names.

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I took photos of stuff I hadn’t encountered before:

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This painting particularly struck me for some strange reason. It is by Jamaican artist Sidney McLaren, who didn’t begin painting until much later in life. It reads: “Sidney McLaren – Artist at 84 yrs. old. Life is What One Makes it. No Two Men Alike.” (1979)

This one is titled “Roaring Lion, Guardian of the Temples” by Augustin Lesage (1938):
'Roaring Lion, Guardian of the Temples', Augustin Lesage, 1938

Lesage, a miner in France, started hearing voices while working underground, and began to paint under their direction. “My guides have told me: ‘Do not try to understand what you are doing.’ I draw the figures they make me draw. I pick the colors they make me pick and mix colors without knowing what I will end up with.”

Last one:
Strange Fruits

‘Strange Fruits’, by Ulysses Davis, made in the 1970’s in Savannah, Georgia. It doesn’t translate well in the photo, the actual sculpture is very beautiful and fantastical in real life. It was made at the height of the civil rights movement. The title comes from a 1937 poem by Abel Meeropol – later transformed into a protest song and sung by Billie Holiday:



The next day I ended up at the Rubin Museum and walked around. There was a really great exhibit of Illuminated Books, such as this beautiful Gospels Book from 16th century Armenia, with earrings and metalwork tacked onto it:
ArmenianBook

There was so much more and I wish I could devote a whole day to writing about it all. I also visited Printed Matter, which was a real treat.