The premise: Some prints die inglorious deaths and are discarded by their all-powerful creators. But what if these doomed/dead/flawed/unsuccessful/ truly hideous prints were somehow brought back to life? What if there were a way to make bad prints good again? What would they look like? Here is your chance to playGod.
There are three steps/deadlines for "The Lazarus Print:"
1. Bring in two of your doomed or dead prints (nothing larger than 22 x 30") PLUS digital images of these prints (in JPEG format; if you don't know how to do this, e-mail one of the organizers and we will help you through it or possibly photograph your works at MGC). Label each print on the back (name, date, title [if it has one], medium) and leave them on shelf #107 byMARCH 10th, 2014.
2. Choose someone else's doomed or dead print onMARCH 15/16/17, 2014at MGC. Prints will be available in a bin at the back of the silkscreen area. Choose only ONE print and carry it away with you to your personal nest. (First come, first served.) Rework and resurrect the print at your leisure.
3. Place the resurrected print on shelf 107 byMAY 15th, 2014. Work should be framed and labeled on the back with appropriate identifying information (your name, new title, date, medium). If you want to price the print, consult with the original artist; all sales will be split 40% original artist, 40% resurrection artist, 20% MGC. Also, please providea concise one paragraph statementabout why you chose a particular dead work and how you resurrected it. These statements will be displayed along with the photos of the original work and your resurrected print.
Prints will be on display at MGC in the Project Space from JUNE 1-30, 2014.
There will be a festive closing reception/artists' talk on June 21st, 2014 (also the day of the summer solstice; wear your robes and
bring your wands and ceremonial daggers).
Prints may be picked up after June 30th from shelf 107.
Other restrictions: all participating artists must be members of MGC.
The premise: a call for MGC member printmakers to create prints that use an entire sheet (22 x 30") of printmaking paper. (You can also work even larger.) Prints should be framed and ready to hang. Include name, medium, date of work, edition no., price.
Submission deadline: 25 March 2014
Show will be on view during April 2014 in the MGC Project Space
Place prints on shelf #107
Opening celebration/artists' talk: Sat., April 5, 6:30-9 PM
This workshop uses pre-existing plates to explore intaglio printmaking as an adventurous medium. Etched plates can be monoprinted and then printed in combination with a variety of surfaces to create new and enriched imagery. Unusual methods are explored, including use of acrylic gels for painterly transparencies and carborundum or textural effects. The class also explores the use of secondary shaped plates and embossing effects, as well as the creative possibilities inherent is such techniques as chine collé and a la poupeé. The focus is on individuality and our endless capacity for experimentation.12 extra workshop hours during weeks of the class.
TO REGISTER: visit ourwebsiteand download the registration form to complete and mail in with your payment by check, or register over the phone with a payment by charge at212-219-8783. And you are always welcome in visit the studio!