Printmaking

Brian Wagner

© Brian Wagner

© Brian Wagner

2019 Booth #

As a queer artist, my work focuses a lot on identity and reclaiming space as a queer individual. Mostly working in forms of printmaking, specifically stone lithography and copper etching, I utilize the power of the multiple to create unique, empowering imagery.
My lithographs are hand drawn on a Bavarian lithographic limestone using a grease-based pencil. That stone is then processed with nitric acid and gum arabic and then proofed and an edition is pulled through a Litho press. My copper etchings are also hand drawn and I often incorporate aquatint and spitbite processes as well. The plate is then soaked in ferric chloride acid, etching the drawing into the plate and then the plate is printed on an etching press. 

Jonathan & Allison Metzger

Des Moines IA

www.midnightoilstudioworkshop.com

2019 Booth #

© Jonathan & Allison Metzger

© Jonathan & Allison Metzger

Limited edition Silkscreen images hand-printed on archival paper. Hand-cut rubylith stencils are used to create our multi-layer images, along with lithographic style textures which are created using tusche washes, India ink, and grease crayons. We use water-based acrylic inks to print our images & each color has been specially mixed to fit our curated color family & the use of transparency base adds visual complexity to the overlapping layers. Using a wide variety of media allows the artists to push and explore the potentials of traditional silkscreen printmaking.

Jonathan & Allison Metzger are a husband and wife team that create traditional silkscreen images without any use of digital technology or manipulation. Compelled to create work that is inspired by their own experiences with nature, they visually explore the vast and diverse American Landscape.  Jonathan creates the initial drawing, Allison and Jonathan perfect the composition and then hand cut each rubylith layer, Allison chooses and mixes all the colors, Allison and Jonathan hand print each color layer.

Artist influences include the great masters of American Modernism such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Aaron Douglas.

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Both Allison and Jonathan received their Master of Fine Art Degrees from University of Kansas in 2013. During the summer of 2015, while participating in an Artist Residency held at the prestigious Red Barn in Lindsborg, Kansas, they decided to pursue something they always dreamed of doing; opening their own studio where they could create their original work and build a platform to interact with the public and art collectors alike. In the last three years, they have slowly built their studio to reflect their passion for nature and local community. In the summer of 2018 alone, they participated in over 20 juried art fairs in the upper Midwest.



Bradley Hall

Bradley D. Hall Gallery

Granite Falls, MN

https://www.bradleyhallgallery.com/

2019 Booth # 

Hand watercolored & hand printed, linoleum block prints.

For creating the linoleum block prints the process consists of transferring a sketch onto a linoleum block from a reference photo or sketch. The artist then hand carves the linoleum block. The artist prints the block with watercolor paper, on a tabletop pilot press. The prints are each hand painted, signed and numbered.

The prints are framed in barn wood, by the artist, from material collected from old farm buildings.

 

© Bradley Hall

© Bradley Hall

Holly Foss

Minneapolis, MN
hollysuefossart.weebly.com
2019 Booth #

I enjoy the technical process of silkscreening. I begin with a drawing, clean it up and choose my colors. I then cut a green film to make stencils for each color. I adhered one stencil at a time into the screen. I hand print using a squeegee to push the ink through the screen onto my registered paper underneath. When I finish a color, I clean the stencil out of the screen and set up the next color. My work is signed and numbered limited editions.

© Holly Foss

© Holly Foss

© Holly Foss

© Holly Foss

© Holly Foss

© Holly Foss