"Still" installation view, photo by Jaimephoto
"In Galleries: Three Print Center winners, one lost chance", Edith Newhall, The Inquirer, June 30, 2017
"The three talented winners are Korean artist Yoonmi Nam (a faculty member at the University of Kansas, Lawrence), TR Ericsson of Brooklyn (he also works out of Painesville, Ohio), and Philadelphia’s Serena Perrone. Their exhibitions, on view now, are notably quiet, poetic shows of deeply personal work. The world’s woes seem far away.
The hush begins with Nam’s exhibition in the Print Center’s ground-floor gallery, where she’s showing two bodies of work that explore ephemerality and permanence.
Her woodblock prints depict simple line drawings of disposable containers that hold arrangements of flowers. They’re whimsical and sweet.
Her other collection, her “objects,” are more ironic and engaging. Nam has made fool-the-eye facsimiles of plastic bags from Gampi paper and printed them with the usual sentiments (i.e. “Thank You for Your Patronage”) and placed them on sculpture pedestals to suggest they were casually “delivered” to their particular spots.
Inside these bags, she’s placed white porcelain casts of Styrofoam clamshell delivery containers. Some can barely be seen through their translucent bags, though one bag lies open on its side, partially exposing its porcelain container."
I will be teaching two different workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado this summer.
"Mokuhanga: From Traditional to Laser-cut Imagery", Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO (July 24-28, 2017)
"Sumi Ink Drawing: Consider the Lines" Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO (July 31-August 4, 2017)
Workshop, "Japanese Woodblock Printmaking" at Frogman's Summer Printmaking Workshop in Omaha, Nebraska
I will be teaching a week-long Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop at Frogman's Summer Printmaking Workshop in Omaha, Nebraska. The workshop dates are July 10 - 15, 2017.
I am showing some prints and sculptural works in this 5-person exhibition at Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, TX. Participating artists are Frank Benson, Randy Bolton, Susi Brister, Yoonmi Nam, and Kris Pierce.
Opening reception: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6-9PM
Exhibition dates: June 1 - September 3, 2017
My solo exhibition titled "Still" opened at The Print Center on May 11, 2017. The exhibition runs until August 5, 2017. Selections from the Momentarily series and Arranged Flowers series are included in this exhibition.
From 400 international applicants, three finalists were selected to receive solo exhibitions this year. I was honored to be showing with artists Serena Perrone and TR Ericsson.