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PRINT SHOP & COLLECTION TOURS
Mirabo Press is excited to announce that we are hosting the 2022 Screenprint Biennial exhibition and symposium at our print shop. This traveling show is a juried survey that showcases a wide range of screenprint applications by artists from across the globe.
The opening reception for the exhibition will be at Mirabo Press on November 4th, 5-9pm. The Symposium will span two days, November 11th and 12th, and will include screenprint demonstrations, artist talks, open portfolio sessions, and various print shop and collection tours around Buffalo. See below for a full schedule.
The Open Portfolio sessions are open to artists age 18 and up, and will cost $10. We have only 10 tables available. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours! Registration for a table will be closed on October 31st.
Buffalo Tours | Friday, November 11th | 10AM - 4PM *A tour bus is available (max 20 seats)
10:00AM - 12:00PM: Demonstration at UB Printmaking Studio: Laser Engraving on Screenprint
103 Center For The Arts, Buffalo, NY 14260
A free parking pass on the UB campus is available ONLY if you pre-register before Oct 27th. https://www.buffalo.edu/parking/parking-places/parking-for-me/visitors-parking.html
12:00PM - 1:00PM: Lunch Break
1:30PM - 2:30PM: UB Anderson Gallery
1 Martha Jackson Pl, Buffalo, NY 14214
Symposium at Mirabo Press | Saturday, November 12th | 12PM - 5PM
12:00 - 1:15 PM: Open Portfolio
1:30 - 2:30 PM: Demonstration: Exposuretron Collaboganza
2:45 - 3:45 PM: Demonstration: Sugarlift Screenprint
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Spotlight Artist Talk
11 Botsford Pl, Buffalo, NY 14216
For more information about the history and mission of the Screenprint Biennial, click here: https://www.screenprintbiennial.org/archive
Please feel free to email us at email@example.com with any questions!
Miguel A. Aragón
Mary Claire Becker
Dadisi Curtis, Jr.
Aaron Eliah Terry
J. Leigh Garcia
Barbara Rowe & Peter Sowiski
Mei Lam So
Roberto Torres Mata
Laser Engraved Screenprints
Demo by Justin Diggle
Friday, Nov 11th, 10AM-12PM
UB CFA, Print Media
This demonstration will show some of the texture/color effects that can be achieved by laser engraving, with different power and speed settings, in to multi-layed screenprints, using a collage based digital image.
The pre-prepared screenprints will be made using about 30 flat layers of alternating color, and will also include several text and patterned layers that have been printed between the flat layers, and these will be partially revealed after laser engraving.
Justin Diggle received his BA(hons) from Bristol Polytechnic in England (1989), and this was primarily in sculpture. Soon after graduating he concentrated more fully on printmaking, especially etching and screenprinting, and was a member the Bristol Printmakers workshop, a cooperative organisation. He later worked as a Print Studio Tech at Winchester School of Art (UK) before going to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for Graduate school (MFA 1997). Since 1999 he has been teaching Printmaking courses at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
UB Anderson Gallery
Friday, Nov 11th
1:30PM - 2:30PM
1 Martha Jackson Pl, Buffalo, NY 14214
Bob Scalise, joined by Anna Wager will give us some background on the UB Art Galleries print collection, specifically a brief history of Martha Jackson Graphics and the relevance for print production and collection. We'll look at screenprints by Julian Stanczak and Clayton Pond, and some miscellaneous prints from the early 60's by artists like Oldenburg and Dine.
Friday, Nov 11th
3:00PM - 4:00PM
We will get a studio tour of the Red Disk wallpaper screenprinting studio, a look at their collection of hand printed wallpapers, and we'll watch as they print one of Charles Burchfield's patterns for a current order.
Demo by Travis Janssen
Nicholas H. Ruth
Saturday, Nov 12th, 1:30PM-2:30PM
Send doodles, photographs, or found images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Exposure-Tron Collaboganza (ETC) Team will mash-up submissions, weaving the images into spontaneous animations. These in turn will be used to expose photo-sensitive screenprinting frames. The stencils will then be printed upon one another in a series of multi-run, multi-color monotype prints on paper. Beyond contributing images, audience members will be invited to collaborate further by selecting ink colors and stencils, and actual printing. Projection-exposure has been utilized in commercial screenprinting over the last several decades, typically in the production of very large stencils for billboards where small films were magnified through powerful projectors. Projection-exposure could be seen as a bridge-technology as new methods such as computer-to-screen exposure units will continue to develop and propagate. However, digital-projection screen exposure (DPSE) hasn’t been pursued much as a method for DIY screen processing, and exposing moving images, even less so. As the resolution-level of projectors increases and cost decreases, DPSE has the potential to be a viable option in the future. For now, it is an intriguing method for gritty, lower resolution results, perfectlysuited for adding a bit of glitch.
Travis Janssen received an MFA degree in Printmaking from Arizona State University and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He has mounted solo exhibitions at venues such as Seed Space (Nashville, TN), DEMO Project (Springfield, IL), the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN), Arteles Creative Center (Finland), and Elsewhere Living Art Museum (Greensboro, NC). Over the last fifteen years he has shown work in over 175 juried or invitational exhibitions across the United States and international locales including China, Finland, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Janssen is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Printmaking Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Nicholas H. Ruth is the Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in New York. Ruth received a BA from Pomona College, and earned an MFA in Painting from the Meadow’s School of Art at Southern Methodist University. His work has been included in more than 150 exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the IPCNY New Prints 2021/Summer, Inkfest Cairns 2021, the 2019 IPEP India Juried Print Exchange, the 9th Triennale Mondiale de l’Estampe Camalieres, 2nd Global Print 2015 Portugal, the Pacific States Biennial, and the Atlanta Print Biennial. Ruth’s work explores the relationship of the built environment and human desire.
Originally from the northern woods of Minnesota, Tonja Torgerson received a BFA from the University of Minnesota and a MFA in Printmaking at Syracuse University. Her artwork is regularly exhibited nationally and internationally; and is in museum collections such as the Weisman Art Museum and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Torgerson has been a resident artist at West Virginia Wesleyan College, the Lawrence Arts Center, Fogo Island, AIR: Artist Image Resource of Pittsburgh, and New York Mills, Minnesota. She is a Lecturer of Printmaking at Indiana University. Her work deals with illness, identity, and the impermanent nature of the body.
Demo by Annie KleinLauren Krukowski
Saturday, Nov 12th, 2:45PM-3:45PM
Lift grounds offer the intaglio printmaker the ability to achieve a variety of photographic, painterly, or graphic mark making qualities with great tonal variety when paired with aquatint and step-etching. In this demonstration, we will specifically look at how to mix your own sugar lift solutions, apply sugar lift to a copper or steel etching plate through silkscreen to achieve halftoned photographic imagery, graphic marks, or cover large swathes of our plate with tonal shapes, and prepare your plate for etching. Lauren Krukowski and Annie Klein from the University of Iowa will be demoing two methods of image making on the screen: contact paper masking and photo emulsion stenciling.
Annie Klein (she/her) is a printmaker working in stone lithography, intaglio, and alternative processes. Klein’s work investigates a rapidly evolving mass media facing culture and its role in mediating relationships between people and images, always punctuated by consumption. Deeply invested in the aesthetics of the “third coast”, her work investigates hierarchies of visual material. Using collage, She deconstructs images sourced from media and advertising to draw new narratives that subvert and alienate them from their original contexts. The resulting compositions utilize the speed and rhythm of collision, highlighting a systematic violence arising from our material conditions to which those in positions of power have a theoretical, moral objection but exist as lived experience to the working class. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. Klein is currently an MA/MFA candidate in printmaking at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa.
Lauren Krukowski (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist working in printmaking, papermaking, and collage. Through iterations of visually reduced forms, Krukowski’s abstract work examines place, ambiguity, iteration, and color. She has exhibited nationally, including the International Print Center, NY; The University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI; Monmouth College, IL; Guttenberg Arts, NJ; and Soo Visual Arts Center, MN. In 2022, Krukowski was awarded a Stanley Award for International Research Fellowship to complete a month-long residency at the David Krut Print Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa. Additionally, she has participated in residencies at Guttenberg Arts, NJ; and Anderson Center, MN. Krukowski is an MA/MFA candidate in printmaking at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa with a secondary focus in papermaking at the University of Iowa Center for the Book (UICB).
Image by Siphiwe Ncube (David Krut Workshop)