We were very excited to have Florida artist Rachel Henriques in the studio last month. She worked with Brian to make several large mixed media prints on wood veneer and canvas. Brian and Rachel were classmates at MICA back in the day. We look forward to having her return!
This summer we’ve been running a series of screen print workshops for kids through out North Carolina. These are fun events that introduce children to basic screen printing techniques. This weekend – July 16th – we’ll be at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill. Reservation required to participate – 919 636 4135. Thanks to Speedball Art Products for sponsoring these events.
Its been a busy fall in the shop. We recently finished a beautiful suite of 5 lithographs by NC artist George Jenne and just finished a set of 3 killer lithos by Baltimore artist Dave Brown. We’re excited about the projects lining up of 2016. Check back to see what we’re up to.
Super G Print Lab is happy to announce the appointment of Jerstin Crosby as a 2016 Research Fellow. Jerstin recently moved back to the area after several years up north (Pittsburgh and NY). Here’s what he says about what he’ll be working on while at Super G in 2016:
“I’m conducting research into the intersection of printmaking processes and moving images. The low res aesthetic produced through this unlikely combination works against evolving technological trends of ever-greater resolution and resembles the earliest days of film and video experiments. While at Super G I am working to connect the two mediums with DIY materials and historical subject matter into a new printed animation that we will present to the public at a later date.”
We’re very excited to have Jerstin as part of the Super G research team. Here’s an example of one of his animations:
See more of Jerstin’s work HERE
The October/November issue of Durham Magazine has a wonderful article about the vitrine artwork in the 21C Museum Hotel Durham. Supergraphic helped curate the work in the vitrines. The work featured in the vitrines is by Brian Gonzales, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Jeff Whetstone, Damian Stamer, Harrison Haynes and Bill Fick. The hotel also has a terrific on going exhibit of contemporary artwork. A must see!
Supergraphic co-director and master printer Brian Garner explains how to make a lithograph. This video was produced by the North Carolina Museum of Art as part of The Worlds of M. C. Escher: Nature, Science, and Imagination exhibit on view until January 17, 2016.
********* THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL *********
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st
10AM – 4:30PM
Fee: $125 (includes materials). $25 NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED
Come explore the basics of screen printing at Super G Print Lab! Studio Director Bill Fick will guide students through a basic introduction to silkscreen/serigraphy (the other names for this amazing printmaking medium). Students will experience the screen printing process from image generation to screen/stencil creation to color ink mixing and printing. Students will get plenty of squeegee action, learn many tips for effective printing, and create practice prints during this one-day session. All materials, ink, and images will be provided and no experience is necessary – rusty screen printers welcome! This class will qualify participants to use the Super G Print Lab facilities (studio certification) and provide an overview of more advanced screen printing techniques.