Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Magritte - The Eternally Inspiring

Viewing Rene Magritte's painting The Eternally Obvious at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, December 2008 (top). This work was the point of departure for The Daughter of Time,1997, linocut on white and grey interfacing, hand stitching, 200 x 76 cm (bottom). Click on images to enlarge.

Work in Progress

Lino blocks in progress for artist's books The Enchanted Hair Ornaments and Moth Masks. Click on image to enlarge.

Studio views, January 2009

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Maroondah City Council Art Collection

Installation view: Sister Act (colour linocut)  photographed with Untitled #19 (oil on canvas) by Shane Jones. Curated by Damian Smith. Click on image to enlarge.

Maroondah Federation Estate
32 Greenwood Avenue
The exhibition runs from 15 January to 28 March 2009.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A visit to Susanna Heller's studio, Brooklyn, NY

December, 2008. Click onto images to enlarge.
Top: Susanna Heller with her painting On the Heel - Toe Express
Bottom: Students from RMIT New York Study Tour, 2008.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A visit to Harlan and Weaver, New York, NY

23 December 2008. Click onto images to enlarge.
From top:
(1) Printer Maggie Wright with Shane Jones, Kiki Smith etchings
(2) Kiki Smith etchings
(3 & 4) Kiki Smith etchings
(5) Studio view
(6) Louise Bourgeois spider
(7) Maggie Wright with Louise Bourgeois etching
(8) Plan cabinet with Louise Bourgeois etchings
Our thanks to Felix Harlan, Carol Weaver and everyone at Harlan and Weaver, with a special thank you to Maggie Wright for making our visit so memorable and inspiring.

Studio 889, Bronx, NY

Christmas exhibition, 6 December 2008. Click onto images to enlarge.
Top: Studio view with artists and print enthusiasts
Bottom: Deborah Klein.
Thanks to Alejandra Delfin and everyone at Studio 889 for a great exhibition, a wonderful evening, and for making us feel so welcome.

A visit to Crown Point Press, San Francisco

November 2008. Click onto images to enlarge.
Top: Shane Jones with Crown Point's Dana Zullo
Bottom: Deborah Klein and Shane Jones
Special thanks to Dana Zullo for a stimulating and enlightening tour of Crown Point Studios.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Plaster Moth Masks

A work in progress. The artist's studio, January 2009. Click onto images to enlarge.
Photographs by Tim Gresham.