ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN
October 2-27 2019
450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Landscape and Memory take the form of a relief print installation. My work reflects my interest in the natural world. Natural and man-made patterns fascinate me. Observing, pulling apart, and re-imagining them as printed pieces I reprocess them as linoleum and woodblock prints. My vocabulary of images is worked intuitively back into collage and new forms or constructions. I alternate between abstraction and representational images, with color and black and white pallets, weaving them together in a way that hopes to express the vitality of growth and decay in a physical and spiritual world.
In this show ecstatic nature is abstracted into pattern: emerging, expanding, exploding and expiring. My title is a shout-out to a favorite painting, Paul Gaughin’s masterpiece at the MFA: “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?. These are the most fundamental questions of human expression. I find that the search is its’ own reward.
Creative Woodcut Workshop: Using Stencil Monotypes
Learn varied ways of creating layered images using a woodcut with stencils in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Carve in class, or better yet bring your own pre-carved image. Please note that only 3/8” thick blocks, of any size, can be used. 3/8” Shina plywood will available to buy in class, or buy it early ( http://www.imcclains.com ) and carve before you come! Please buy/bring recently sharpened quality woodcut tools. We will be using non-toxic Akua Inks.
Julia Talcott has been an artist as long as she can remember and has worked as an illustrator since 1985. Since that time she has also added printmaker and teacher to her resume. Julia currently teaches relief printmaking techniques at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA, as well as the Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Her illustration clients include magazines, books, advertising and design agencies. Creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she has received 4 certificates of design excellence from Print Magazine. In 2013 she was awarded The Otis Philbrick Memorial Purchase Prize at the Boston Printmakers Biennial for the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Frances Roddy Prize, at the Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. In 2014 she was awarded 1st prize at the Summer juried show “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum, Framingham MA. Julia is a Boardmember of the Boston Printmakers http://bostonprintmakers.org, and represented by Bromfield Gallery http://www.bromfieldgallery.com.
Saturday, November 30, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $500 / NM: $550