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Artist: Tom Spleth
Medium: 7 color hand drawn lithograph printed from 1 stone and 5 plates
Dimensions: 23 x 17.75 inches
Edition Size: 25
Printers: Phil Sanders, Deborah Chaney
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About this Image:
Chinatown is a 6 run, 7-color lithograph printed from stone and plate and is based on the artist’s experiences staying in Chinatown while working on prints at RBPMW. Spleth felt that the repeated layering of painted and repainted signs and crates in Chinatown echoes the way he approaches surface treatment in both his two-dimensional and three dimensional work. Chinatown explores the repetition of a single thought or stroke, demonstrating the perseverance of a single thought over time in the specific, bold color palette of New York’s Chinatown. The printing process allowed Spleth to have a record of each mark on the paper, maintaining the history of the evolution of his concepts and marks while still allowing him to visually react to each layer.
Tom Spleth is a nationally renowned, North Carolina based artist who is well known in the fine arts ceramics community. In his career, he pioneered fine art slip casting, was tenured at Alfred University, and has shown extensively nationally and internationally. His solo retrospective of 2-D and 3-D work opened at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design in North Carolina. You can see more of Spleth’s work at www.spleth.com.