Past Exhibits

Brian D. Cohen | Emblems

Brian D. Cohen | Emblems  11/3 - 11/25

Emblems is a series of etchings based on the form of the 17th C emblem book. The historical book intended associations and diverse meanings of key elements of the world in schematic and formal spatial arrangements. The emblem book envisioned the universe as 'like a book or mirror of our life and death', and objects in the world as invested with immediate and enduring universal significance. The physical is presented in order to reveal the spiritual, the metaphysical, the abstract, and the symbolic.

"The process of etching is physical and elemental, requiring force and pressure, inviting aggression and then delicacy, conjoining fire, water, earth, and air. There is something about setting an image in metal that implies permanence, duration, and enduring presence. I embrace themes of loss, futility, destruction, and unexpected, redemptive beauty, themes tied to the tradition of printmaking, whose imagery has always tended toward critical commentary and serious contemplation, and often toward humor and irony as well.”

Brian D. Cohen is a printmaker, painter, writer, and educator. In 1989 he founded Bridge Press, now in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, to further the association and integration of visual image, original text, and book structure. Artist’s books and prints by Cohen have been shown in forty individual exhibitions, and in over 150 group shows. His works are held by `private and public collections throughout the country. Cohen's essays and reviews have appeared both in print and in online national journals and magazines.

Big Ink Ithaca 2017

BIG INK in Ithaca

On Aug 26th & 27th, 2017 the Ink Shop got together with BIG INK who brought a 48” x 96” mobile printmaking press to the Ithaca Commons to promote an appreciation for the art of woodcut printmaking. 

Artists were selected by Lyell Castonguay, director of BIG INK. Each brought a giant carved wood block measuring at least 24" x 36" in size. The prints created at BIG INK events are exhibited in university galleries, art centers, and museums, such as a recent show in Seoul, Korea.for an event that fosters appreciation for the art of woodcut printmaking. The finished prints will be hung in the Ink Shop Studio Gallery October 6th - October 28th, 2017

Participating artists: Craig Mains, Henry Portillo, Stephen Winiecki, Carla Aurich, Sarah Gorss, Greg Page, Camille Chew, Rebecca Aloisio, Judy Barringer/Christa Wolf, Pamela Drix, John McKaig, Todd Ayoung

 

Anna Pausch | Muse

Anna Pausch Lost in the Woods, etching

Anna Pausch | Muse  September 1 - October 27, 2017

After traveling abroad in Asia and earning her BFA degree in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston Anna has joined the Ink Shop as our newest Printmaker Associate. She has immediately begun work for this show, Muse.
 
In Muse, Anna meditates and questions the relationship between her ever-shifting present, and the mournful and joyous past through the series of 15-25 en plein air landscape intaglio prints. She pulls both inspiration and comfort from Rembrandt's Intaglio Landscapes, which were created specifically after his wife’s, death in 1642. Landscape as her subject matter, allows her to surrender to the renderings of light, with similar delicate and even somber atmosphere reflective of Rembrandt’s prints.

 

Andrew Kosten | Hideout

Andrew Kosten | Hideout  8/4 - 9/30

"Hideout" will feature around twenty small to intermediate sized etchings and traditional lithographic prints produced at Gum Pal Press.

Andrew Kostens work explores figurative metaphor and more recently landscape narratives within a satirical context. Other topics explored in Kosten's prints include the influence of the corrupt over the unsuspecting, the hilarity and whimsical nature of the human psyche, and the function of the individual in relation to their culture or environment.

Andrew Kosten currently resides in Brookings, South Dakota and specializes in intaglio and lithographic print media through his own print shop and studio, Gum Pal Press. His work has been shown in national and international juried exhibitions and is featured in numerous public and private collections.

 

HereThere | Poetics of Place



HereThere | Poetics of Place, Curated by Pamela Drix, is a combinatory concept that attempts to address the complex relationship between our experience and the world we inhabit.  "There is a fluid interaction between the world of thought and the world of forms. I wanted to find artists who approach some aspect of this complexity in their work.The poetics of place embraces this. Whether such issues of migration, habitation, ecological disaster, covering our bodies, or making structures, these artists grapple with aspects of placedness."

 

Ren Adams • Johnny Adimando • Fawn Atencio • Phyllis Bishop
Jacob Crook • Pamela Drix • Nina Earley• Liza Folman • Lindsey Glover
Ladislav Hanka • Patricia Hunsinger • Jessica Leo • Ya La'ford
Phyllis McGibbon • Stephanie Marcus • Mionika Niwelinska • Rhea Novak
Heather Parrish • Clarissa Plank • Rita Ponce deLeon • Tatiana Potts
Masha Ryskin • Elena Smyrniotis • Tanja Softic • Sarah Sutton
Susan Weisend • Yuemei Zhang

What is Home? | Rebecca Hahn


                                                                                                                 Rebecca Hahn Paint Brushes monotype


Rebecca Hahn | What is Home?   6/2/2017 – 6/30/2017

A latitudinal study of North America between Providence, RI and Seattle, WA as seen from the seat of a bicycle and through the lens of affordable housing. 

“These monotypes represent my interest in the relationships between humans and their localities. I find it easy to romanticize going abroad to see nice crusty buildings, all the while overlooking and taking for granted the far-reaching beauty of our own home, the United States. The privilege and opportunity that comes with having a home is often neglected by those with the freedom to not think about it.

While making this work I was thinking about the moments like I experienced on the side of Route 20 in Nebraska, changing the 4th flat tire of the day under the blaring mid-afternoon sun. I was continuously reminded of how magnificent and powerful the mountains are every time I sweat my way to the top.”

Earnest Hemingway has said “… you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle”, and boy I don't think those words could be any more honest. 

Rebecca Hahn is the Ink Shop's 2017 Kahn Family Fellow.

 

Scout Dunbar | In the Ring

Scout Dunbar |  In the Ring 5/5 - 6/24

Scout received her BFA from Alfred University in 2011, and spent 2012 developing work as the Kahn-Family Fellow at the Ink Shop Printmaking Center. She moved to Brooklyn to pursue an internship at Dieu Donne, a prominent paper studio in Manhattan where she currently works.

The Ring is a visual narration of childhood and time spent on a family's farm in Ithaca, NY. The work for this series will be in her wonderful style of freeform line on paper using simple monoprinting techniques and will explore materials such as colored pencil and oil pastel.

Skye Schirmer | Blinded by Truisms

Skye Schirmer | Blinded by Truisms 5/5 - 5/27

After working on a series of personal narratives encompassing women, sexuality, power dynamics and social interaction at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, Skye Schirmer began a series of works she called Blinded by Truisms. “These crass yet intimate statements have evolved out of my previous narrative work to offer a blunt insight into specific moments in time, but moments that can be relatable to the viewer. It is with these truisms I unapologetically vocalize the messy, humorous, serious and bold members of my life as a woman and as an artist.”

 

 

2017 Member Show

Ink Shop Member Show 4/7 - 4/28

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center's Annual Members' Exhibit features Ink Shop artists exploring many styles and varied printmaking techniques. The Ink Shop has developed a solid reputation for providing professionally curated exhibitions. We have shown artists/printmakers from all over the world and been invited to show our work nationally and internationally, as far away as Japan. Our popular classes, taught by members, include intaglio, etching, lithography, bookbinding, wood cut and screen printing.

I See You (IC/CU)


 June Ota In It for the Big Bucks                                                     Hyo Jung Song Rhododendron Prinophyllum

 

I See You (IC/CU)   February 3 - March 23, 2017
The Ink Shop is pleased to host the 2nd joint show of prints by students of two strong printmaking programs at Ithaca College and Cornell University. The fine art print possesses conceptual complexity which is deeply embedded in contemporary art practices. These prints explore aspects of this conversation, questioning what prints are and how they function. These works are richly diverse with unique approaches using traditional methods, ranging from beginner to advanced practitioners.

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