23 March 2010

"10" Portfolio Showing at SGC Philadelphia


Zea Mays Printmaking (ZMP) has just published a ten year anniversary portfolio titled "10." I picked mine up last week and it's beautiful. It's a suite of eleven prints produced by ZMP faculty artists including myself (my woodblock print 10 Little 9 Little Indians), Meredith Broberg, Liz Chalfin, Nancy Diessner, Anita S. Hunt, Louise Kohrman, Barry Moser, Lynn Peterfreund, Joyce Silverstone, Carol Wax and Mark Zunino. Each print is contained in its own letterpress printed folio and the entire set sits inside a golden silk clamshell box (above) made by artist/bookbinder Sarah Creighton. Craig Harbison, Professor Emeritus, Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst wrote the introductory essay.

"10" will be one of the portfolios on display at this week's SGC Philadelphia Conference. If you're going to the conference, "10" will be hanging at University of the Arts.

This etching by ZMP director Liz Chalfin captures the quiet light-filled beehive-like feeling of the studio.

I was proud to be one of two relief printers represented in the portfolio, the other being Barry Moser. Here is Barry's engraving of James Joyce.

See you in Philadelphia!


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Daniel L. Dew said...

I am so jealous! Awesome looking prints, neat looking box, etc..... Wish I was there.

Pistoles Press said...

Wow! That must be quite a collection and the case is exquisite too! The print featured of the print studio exactly captures that feeling and I was instantly taken back to when I was learning printmaking. The studio also had high sun filled glass pane windows and you could see your fellow printers through the web of steel etching wheels. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy Willis said...

I was fortunate enough to see the print exchange at the UArts. It was the strongest of the portfolios at that location and your print looks great in person. Then I found the Zea Mays booth at the vendor fair and Liz showed me each piece without the glare from the plastic. Wow. Strong and beautiful work from all. Looking forward to your next post. Wish our paths had crossed...