Recently I have been experimenting with silkscreen printing on Yupo, a synthetic paper. It is smooth and opaque or semi-opaque white. Printing on it with waterbased silkscreen inks yields unusual results. First of all, the ink will sit on top of the surface rather than being absorbed, due to the smooth coating. So, in order to speed up drying time I use a hair dryer. The advantage of the slow drying aspect is that I can push the ink around in a painterly fashion, or sponge ink through the screen in order to make images, in addition to the more conventional method of using a squeegee. These examples come from an ongoing series of imagery related to webs. The oval-like forms seem anthropomorphic to me, which is why I titled the images as I did.
New Exhibit at WAS Gallery--I am delighted to exhibit new prints and a wall drawing! with Elle Friedberg at a new gallery in Bethesda Maryland. Exhibit will be on from Sept 29-Nov 18. Join us for the opening reception Friday Sept 29, 6-8 pm. Gallery web site: https://www.wasgallery.com/
Happy to participate in the print exchange exhibit at Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor, UK, with printmakers from Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD. The theme is Control within Chaos, and I submitted a multilayered screenprint that happened to be a perfect fit for the exhibit!