Hello all! Sorry for the lag in blogging, after Kristen’s amazing wedding last week we are all finally settling back down into the normal routine of things again!
Gretchen Huffman is a printmaker whose work reflects on the idea of stories, imagination and interpretation.
“I love stories, I am continuously fascinated with the strange and humorous occurrences that happen in my everyday life. Stories grow out of these events and, far from being a didactic re-telling of the factual events, good stories are “delivered” replete with embellishment, nuance and theatricality that serve to communicate the emotional states that accompany the story. Awe, curiosity, disgust, disbelief and especially humor are the emotional reactions that tell me a story is a good one. As an artist of course my interest is in the visual detail contained in these narratives. As I recount events in my head they exists in acute detail with all the vivid splendor of that detail. My work spins out of that narrative detail, not to illustrate a verbal story, but to visually portray my exaggerated imagination and interpretation of events.”
(The artist featured today is actually having a show opening Nov.6th at our gallery in Lincoln Square, so if you like her work you should definitely come check it out in person too!)
Illustration , Kristen , Painting , Photography , Printmaking , Sculpture
Tags: anthropomorphism, berkley illustration, etsy, frankenkitty, Illustration, matty8080, Painting, Photography, sarah ogren, Sculpture, skelatal dropkick
Nick Morley is an artist and illustrator working in London whose wryly humorous take on the human condition manifests itself through drawings, prints, books and interactive works.
The major themes running through Nick’s personal work are masculinity, heroism, human achievement and man’s efforts to leave his mark on the world. The subjects usually found in these themes include hunters, wrestlers and bearded men. Shown below are some of his artists books. Including his new book Man and Beast, featuring drawings of men and animals. As well as Man Book, a book of drawings of hunters, wrestlers and men with enormous cabbages!
You can find out more about Nick’s artwork on his website or purchase his books, prints and inspirational buttons through his Etsy shop.
Guest Blogger , Illustration , Mixed Media , Painting , Printmaking
Tags: bill tucker, clouds, drawing, Guest Blogger, humans, Illustration, lightening bolt, monsters, Nathan Enkel, Painting, Printmaking, Toronto, Twelve Fingers, water color
Today we have a guest blogger, Bill Tucker, writing about artist Twelve Fingers:
Twelve Fingers, aka Nathan Enkel, creates a world of monsters and people in everyday situations as well as visually descriptive worlds and bodies based on his current interests and feelings. The Toronto native is a student at OCAD and is continually developing this new world and works hard to share it. From pieces depicting heads vomiting clouds dashed with beautiful tones of water color, to paintings of monsters in full color spray painted glory. His characters are connected by a familiar bolt of lightening that floats above the monsters or humans heads.
Check out his website, www.flickr.com/photos/twelvefingers to meet these new and interesting creatures. I’m putting Twelve Fingers on your team
Craft , Kristen , Mixed Media , Printmaking , Street Art , Textiles
Tags: Curiosity shop, derek, design sponge, design*sponge, DIY, envelope, fabric, interview, kyle bryant, lauren, project, san francisco, Street Art, woodcuts
I’m tired and have a million projects going on, so I’m going to take the easy way out on posting today and tell you to check out the DIY Project from yesterday’s Design*Sponge: Fabric Envelopes!
These were developed by Derek and Lauren of San Francisco’s Curiosity Shop (Wow, two San Francisco posts in a row! What a great city!)
ALSO: Check out the new section on our website: Artist Interviews! First up is Berlin-based artist Kyle Bryant.
Mary , Mixed Media , Painting , Papercuts , Photography , Printmaking
Tags: Elizabeth Gerdeman, landscapes, Mixed Media, Ohio, paint chips, watercolor
Elizabeth Gerdeman is an Ohio based artist whose works linger in the balance between how something can be simultaneously monumental and impermanent. From her intricate landscapes, cut and assembled from paint chips, to her plaster and watercolor prints, her pieces continually fluctuate between representing something on a microcosmic and macrocosmic scale. One can’t help but want to slow down and take the time to study what unfolds in her works upon viewing them!
View more of her amazing work at her website,
Ceramics , Galleries , Illustration , Kristen , Painting , Printmaking
Tags: Ceramics, evanston, gallery opening, Illustration, Paul Kriley, Printmaking, screen print
Painter, screen printer, and ceramicist Paul Kriley relies on automatic drawing to create his hallucinant imagery. The exaggeration of features on his subjects seems to be heavily influenced by caricature art. Kriley has a BFA in studio art from the University of Oklahoma.
His works will be shown at the Evanston Atelier Main Street Gallery beginning Friday, July 24, 2009 at 7:00pm (opening reception) and ending Friday, July 31, 2009 at 10:30pm.
You can see more of Paul’s work at paulkriley.com.