SERIGRAPHS - TALES OF THE CITY
Serigraphs are not your usual prints. As many as 35 colors are
individually pushed through hand cut silk screens onto pure archival
rag paper for a very small series of prints. The print run is absolute
as all plates and preparation materials are destroyed at the end
of the production.
In the printing process, color rebalancing occurs as an intense
awareness of the new situations present themselves with all the
random chance accidents that can arise with each color pass. Areas
that originally called for 10 colors can scream out to be left alone.
Many expressionist color harmonies and discords present themselves
along the way when least expected.
As with the paintings, the creative process exists to tell the
narrative story of man in a modern urban situation. The goal is
never to be decorative or at all imitative of a painting. These
prints are created solely to express new thoughts about the city
using an ink and paper medium.
The print program is the brainchild of Ms. Barbara von Stechow,
putting together the artist with master printer Gary Lichtenstein
of Family Dog, Fillmore West, John Cage and Karl Benjamin fame.
The artist is shown working with the printer Gary Lichtenstein.
Mr. Lichtenstein owner of SOMA Fine Art Press, San Francisco,CA
now at The White Barn Group in Ridgefield,CT. has produced serigraphs
for Ken Price, Karl BenjaminRobert Fried, Jack Michelene, The Merce
Cunningham Dance Co,Ting Shao Kuang and others.