10 December 2009

John Buck in Washington

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In the category of Exhibits I Would Go To If I Lived There, the woodcuts of John Buck are currently showing at Belleview Arts Museum in Washington state. I've seen a few examples of Buck's work in New York and they're large, complex and impressive. There's a nice review of the show on Seattle art critic Regina Hackett's blog Another Bouncing Ball.

I read somewhere that Buck eschews traditional woodblock carving tools in favor of ballpoint pens, nails, or even his own fingernails for his complex backgrounds. A man after my own heart -- whatever works.

Pacific Northwesters, you have until February 28 to see this show. Please report back if you go!

5 comments:

Kris Wiltse said...

Thanks so much for the tip on this artist. A must see!

Katka said...

Wow! So inspiring. Thank you for sharing this.

Sherrie Y said...

So close, and yet so far. But thanks for the chisme on yet another printmaker-to-watch!

zapatoloco said...

Ball point on Shina...mmmm..that didn't fall on a deaf ear....

Annie B said...

zapatoloco, glad you picked up on that. Looks from your own blog that you have some tattoo art in your background, so I can see how the ball point would be attractive :)