Past Exhibits

2016 Member Exhibit

2016 Member Show

Opening Reception
Friday, Feb 5, 5-8 pm
Feb 5 - Mar 22, 2016
 

Each year, The Ink Shop launches a Members' show, giving our membership the opportunity to exhibit their newest work. This is always a popular show that gives the public the opportunity to see the new work coming out of The Ink Shop, Central New York's only community printmaking facility.

Mitten to Fingers

Mitten to Fingers

Opening Reception
Friday, December 4, 5-8 pm
December 4 - January 29, 2016

Mitten to Fingers, curated by Pam Drix and Jenny Pope

Any Michigander knows how to show where they lived, where they went to school, where their first kiss was by putting up their hand and pointing to where on the glove they are located. You can do the same with the Finger Lakes by inverting the hand and wiggling the fingers—it’s just not as commonplace.

The Ink Shop is celebrating artists who have a connection with both states. Pamela Drix, Jenny Pope and Kathleen Friedrich moved to Ithaca from Michigan. Ladislav Hanka, Mary Brodbeck, and Katie Platte all live in Michigan making prints. Katie is also sharing a collection of broadsides from the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. This exhibit showcases work in traditional and non-traditional techniques, in relief and intaglio. Michigan is embedded in these images in some way, but the artists’ visual impressions move beyond state lines to a shared passion for our hands and fingers to make prints!

 


Ladislav Hanka | Kalamazoo River Songline

 

 

Artists Include: 
Mary Brodbeck | Kathleen Friedrich | Ladislav Hanka | Pamela Rozelle Drix
Katie Platte | Jenny Pope | Kalamazoo Book Arts Printmakers

 

 

 

                                                                     Mary Brodbeck | Flicker

 

Platypus | Jenny Pope

Opening Reception
Fri, Nov. 6, 5-8pm
Nov. 6 - Nov. 30, 2015

 It's not a duck, or a beaver or a snake though it has a large bill, a floppy tail and poison. The duck billed platypus was thought to be a hoax at first, when the first specimens from Australia arrived in London people thought it was a Taxidermied animal and meant to be a joke. Platypus are one of the few mammals in the world that don't have live births. They lay eggs, like a bird or a turtle. Belonging to a very small order of species, the monotremes are an ancient relic of our mammalian past. 

Alfred Russel Wallace in 1876 said “We live in a zoologically impoverished world, from which all the hugest, and fiercest, and strangest forms have recently disappeared; and it is, no doubt, a much better world for us now that they have gone.  Yet it is surely a marvellous fact, and one that has hardly been sufficiently dwelt upon, this sudden dying out of so many large Mammalians, not in one place only but over half the land surface of the globe.” What would he say about our world today where we may be living in the midst of the 6th great extinction event? 22 of the 30 surviving large carnivores on the on the endangered species list, we may loose up to three quarters of all animals in just a few short human lifetimes and this event is caused entirely by humans.

 

The platypus is a survivor. It isn't threatened like many species on the planet. It muddles through the murky waters down under. Females lay eggs, milk seeps from her skin to feed a lima bean sized offspring and males will spur other males with their venomous toenails during mating season. Lets hope for a long future with the platypus and many other marvellous creatures. My hope is that my work will trigger interest in the natural world providing an avenue to contemplate what lives in our backyards and beyond.

 

The pieces are color reduction woodcuts which means all the colors were carved and printed from one block. There is no going back once a color is carved away. Any mistakes that are made are just part of the final image.

Jenny sells her work at art festivals around the country and occasionally teaches workshops. She has shown at numerous galleries and had residences in Newfoundland, Canada, Venice, Italy and in the US. She is a member and on the board of The Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, NY.  You can contact her with any inquires via email jpopstudios@gmail.com

 

 

Motifs from the Global Backyard | Greg Page

Opening Reception
Friday, October 2, 5-8 pm
October 2 - October 31, 2015

Professor Greg Page has been part of the Ink Shop since its inception. He has served on our Board of Directors for many years, and is a strong advocate of the art of printmaking. Professor Page has taught at Cornell's art department for many years. His lithographs reveal his love of the natural world, and his nuanced approach to plant life is revealed in the subtle textures and patterns of exotic leaf forms. As a master printer from Tamarind Institute in New Mexico, Greg is a nationally recognized artist.

Poisonous Plants Portfolio

Opening Reception
Fri, Sep. 4, 5-8pm
Sep. 4 - Oct. 30, 2015

In 2014 the Introduction to Print Media class of Professor Gregory Page and Teaching Assistant Lia Sutton collaborated with Todd Bittner, Director of Natural Areas of the Cornell Plantations, and Diane Miske, Gardener and Visitor Services Coordinator at the Cornell Plantations. Our source for this semester's project was poisonous plants, inspired by the book “Wicked Plants” by author Amy Stewart.


Joyelle Gilbert Tachycordia

The class visited the Robison York State Herb Garden in the Cornell Plantations and was introduced to the poisonous plants in that garden. Through a lively tour and lecture by Diane Miske the students discovered these plants and their effects and uses. They also received a tour and lecture by Todd Bittner of the Wild Flower Garden at the Cornell Plantations and the Poisonous Plant Research Garden at the Cornell Plantations. There the students learned of all the plants in the wild and those in the research garden, what to look for in their identification and how to protect ones self in the wild environment.

This portfolio investigates the subject with artist’s translations in visual terms representing the plants in various situations and scenarios based on what the students learned from our visits as well as from Amy Stewart book.

The portfolio contains prints of a variety of mediums including lithography, screenprints, relief prints, monoprints and stenciling. They are produced on several kinds of 14x11 fine art papers in a limited edition of 17 prints. The prints are contained in a Clamshell portfolio case produced by each student.

Produced in the Print Media studios of the Department of Art at Cornell University. Thanks to Todd Bittner, Director of Natural Areas, Cornell Plantations, and Diane Miske, Visitor Servises Coordinator for the Cornell Plantation located in the Nevin Center. Also thanks to the hard work of all students in this class and Teaching Assistant Lia Sutton.

Ley Lab Collaboration I and II


Rebecca Potash Tribal Warfare

Opening Reception
Friday, September 4, 5-8pm
September 4 - September 29, 2015

The Ley Lab Collaboration I and II Portfolios were organized by professors Greg Page of the Department of Art, and Ruth Ley of the Department of Microbiology and Director of the Ley Lab. These portfolios are exploratory investigations of how an artist can translate in visual terms the research of the Ley Lab, reflecting the research of the gut, microbial behavior and activity, and how microbes affect life and play an important role in research on many levels. All the work was produced in the Print Media studios of the Department of Art at Cornell University. The class received a lecture by Professor Ley on the research taking place at the Ley Lab and a tour of the Ley Lab's various locations in the Department of Microbiology.  The colophon for the portfolios includes more information and a list of the student participants.

The Space ______ Between | Ian McCoy

Opening Reception
Friday, August 7, 5-8 pm
August 7 - August 31, 2015

Prints and sculptural work by Ian McCoy

"What would it mean for me to be worth more than the sum of my construction? The space I hold within me, its weight per cubic inch pressing down on another, how much do I weigh to you? In ways of gravity what kind of presence do I hold, what can I attract and keep in orbit? And what greater forces am I held in place by so that my inner and outer spaces remain as they came? Cycles surround; I only see what is placed in front of me, walls constrain, no windows to crack open & feel the breeze, no holes to peer out. I am what I live in and where our skin sinks through the floor boards."

Ian McCoy is the 2015 Kahn Family Fellow. A graduate of Alfred University, Ian's work reveals exceptional depth and sophistication as a bookmaker and printmaker. This work was created during his Fellowship year.

Feral Children & Their Animal Families

Opening Reception
Friday, July 10, 5-8pm
July 3 - August 29, 2015

A Southern Graphics Portfolio created in 2006.

The title is fun yet there is a serious side to children being raised by "animals". Today in our society we find it inconceivable that there have been and still are human children who have been adopted by animal families.

The theme of this portfolio gave each artist an opportunity to explore the idea of animals as family and how at times "wild" animals are more "human" than humans themselves.

Sometimes we as humans are so far removed from our own instinctive behavior that we forget the basic laws of helping each other and supporting each other for the good of the many.

One thing remains true, that nature can be one of the most healing of all things and quiet time wihtin nature is not done often enough.

Portfolio artists:

Melanie Yazzie (Organizer) | Jo Andersen | Alexa Aunse | Helen Baribeau | Laura Bentz | Natalie Couch | Emily Arthur Douglass | Jason Engelhardt | Ka Fisher | Sarah Frost | Kimiko Miyoshi | Rosie Paschall | Kathryn Polk | Jenny Pope | Melissa Shulenberg | Satoshi Takahira | Melanie Walker | Mike Weller | Kansas City Art Institute Collection (Sponsor for SGC 2007) | Southern Graphics Council Collection

Animal Kin and Standing People | Leslie Peebles

Gator Love by Leslie Peebles
Leslie Peebles Gator Love

Opening Reception
Friday. July 10, 5-8pm
July 3 - August 1, 2015

Floridian Leslie Peebles' show Animal Kin and Standing People will be rich with animal life. In her prints she celebrates the landscape and all the life forms it nourishes. She earned her MA in Art Education and has been selling her work at art fairs around the country.

Peebles sees the wild beings as our equals on this earth and us all as connected. We are all nourished, taught, and spiritually uplifted by each other. She experiences the landscape and all the life forms it nourishes and translates those experiences into prints. The relief process creates a connection between the subject and ground with radiant line-work that creates an energy that pulls the viewer into her work.

2015 Member Exhibit

Opening Reception Fri, June 5, 5-8pm
June 5 - Jun. 30, 2015

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center's Annual Members' Exhibit features Ink Shop artists exploring many 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. The Ink Shop has over 30 members. Come and see what they have been up to!

 

 

 

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