We have quite a few Artist Talks coming up this Summer! Save the date in your calendar - these events are free and open to the public!
Making Cry Uncle & other artist books
Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NYFA Award recipient Frances Jetter will discuss the making of her limited edition artist book, Cry Uncle. Presenting the book along with preparatory sketches and mock ups Jetter will detail her progress from the idea stage to the finished project including: writing, research, rough thumbnail sketches, drawing and carving relief blocks, making several dummies, choosing paper, designing the silk screened book sack, and, most importantly, collaborating with two printers: RBPMW Technician Justin Sanz & Peter Kruty.
Jetter's work focuses on telling stories in pictures. She is intrigued by political subject matter, not only to protest and document it, but as an exploration of human nature.
Cry Uncle is Jetter's graphic response to man's inhumanity towards fellow man in Abu Gharib, Guantanamo and Bagram. By using a phrase touted by childhood bullies as her title Jetter is presenting actions deemed unthinkable, in a vocabulary familiar to us all.
Political and social subjects have long been the focus of Jetter's relief prints. Since 1976, her images have illustrated political commentary in publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME, the Village Voice, and the Nation.
Jetter's relief prints are included the permanent collections of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Detroit Institute of Arts and the New York Public Library Print Collection. Her artist's books are in libraries including University of Washington in Seattle, the New York Public Library's Spencer Collection, Rhode Island School of Design, UCLA, Stanford University, Williams College and other special collections.
A solo exhibit of "Cry Uncle," was shown at NYU Langone Medical Center's Smilow Gallery, and Parsons School of Design before traveling to City College of New York. Shows of her sculpture and prints include NYU Broadway Windows, Art of the Times (x Four) at the Bernstein Gallery at Princeton University, Art and Empire at Meridian Gallery in San Francisco, and Neo-Integrity at the Museum of Comic and Cartooning Art, in NYC. She received a fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts for her prints in 2003, a grant from the Puffin Foundation in 2010, and another fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts for her artist's book in 2011. Jetter has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 1979.
Frances Jetter is a 2011 Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a NYFA public program, funded with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
|Foil Printing Demo
Thursday June 14, 6.30 pm-7.30 pm
RBPMW Instructor Ana Golici will discuss the various results that can be achieved when foil is combined with digital and traditional printmaking techniques.