September 15th – WOOD LITHO DEMO/WORKSHOP + beer&pizza meet&greet. at Zygote, 6-9:30pm.
Lithography on wood stems from a traditional Japanese process called Mokulito, a rare and seldom practiced mode of printmaking. In this demo artist Adrienne Lichliter will show her method that she has been experimenting with since 2013, allowing printmakers to create lithographs on cheap plywood using traditional lithographic materials. This process not only provides a cheaper, more accessible form of lithography but also requires no harmful solvents and chemicals. Furthermore wood litho has a truly unique aesthetic, allowing the artist to incorporate wood grain and carving with lithographic marks. Through the demo artists will learn all the quirks to the processing and printing so that they can go on to incorporate the method in their own work.
Adrienne Lichliter is a printmaking and paper artist working in Dallas, Texas at newly founded PICNIC Press and Studios. She received her MFA from Clemson University in 2014 and has a Bachelors of Arts in Art History and Art from Southern Methodist University. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the United States as well as abroad in China, Japan and Egypt. She has been a resident artist at The Kala Art Institute in Berkeley CA, 100 West in Corsicana TX, and Artscape in Gibraltar Point, Canada. Her signature wood lithography process has been demonstrated at multiple printshops across the country, as she pioneers bringing the practice to North America.
The second WIP session is June 20th, 2015 10am to noon with Morgan Meis, founding member of Flux Factory and SPACES’ first Art Writer-in-Residence.
Morgan Meis has a PhD in Philosophy and is a founding member of Flux Factory, an arts collective in New York. He has written for The New Yorker, n+1, The Believer, Harper’s Magazine, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He won the Whiting Award in 2013. Morgan is also an editor at 3 Quarks Daily, and a winner of a Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant. A book of Morgan’s selected essays can be found here.
WIP sessions occur in an open and productive forum facilitated by individuals who are active in the regional art scene. Each session consists of 8 participating artists and an audience of community members—essential for artists who desire feedback, professional dialogue and advice. WIP is back, due to popular request, because there is rarely a forum for such stimulation outside the university experience and because artists need critical discourse as artwork is progressing in the studio.
WIP targets emerging, mid-career and established artists working in any visual medium to engage in critical discourse with peers and others involved in contemporary art making. Twice in 2015, Zygote will invite professionals in the field to facilitate these sessions.
Patti & Ray will be working in Zygote’s studio this summer. Stay tuned for more details. Meanwhile save the date for their closing reception and artist talk.
Closing Reception September 26th 2-4pm ** Artist talk 3pm **
The full run of the exhibition is September 4th through October 3rd, 2015.
Patti Fields and Ray Juaire work and live in the Cleveland area. They both attended The Cleveland Institute of Art where they met and began their collaboration over 20 years ago. Fields, a trained Metalsmith, often focuses on the smallest of details within her jewelry and sculptural work, while Juaire comes from a background in Painting, Sculpture, and Photography. Together, they create objects that utilize both their vision, interests, and skills.
They often transform a variety of media to create artwork that, at times, symbolizes their professional and personal relationship and explores issues of place and memory. Their work can be singular or done in small series that play with balance, utilizing dynamic forms, conceptual narratives, and a re-imagined history of the objects they incorporate in each of their pieces. They create new histories in the combinations of fabricated and found objects and work to create metaphors for the nucleus of human, scientific, and metaphysical relationships.