printed matter @ the target gallery alexandria, va

The Wax Paper makes its exhibition debut as The Target Gallery explores the fine art of printed matter in this exhibition featuring printmaking, graphic design, illustration, artsits’ books and zines. Our juror for this exhibition was Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD.

Participating Artists: Mark Bischel (NY), Tyrus Clutter (FL), Jake Ingram (NY), Annie May Johnston (TX), Michele Montalbano (VA), Leah Oates (NY), Danielle O’Brien (VA), Megan Perra (OR), Maria Victoria Savka (NY), Tania Sen (NJ), Meredith Starr (NY), FICTILIS (CA), Elizabeth Sweeney (VA), Tonja Torgerson (MO), The Wax Paper (NY), Jenny Wiener (FL)

graphic passion: matisse and the book arts @ the morgan library

Henri Matisse (1869–1954), linocut illustration and initial in Henry de Montherlant (1895– 1972),   Pasiphaé, Chant de Minos (Les Crétois)  . Paris: Martin Fabiani, 1944.

Henri Matisse (1869–1954), linocut illustration and initial in Henry de Montherlant (1895– 1972), Pasiphaé, Chant de Minos (Les Crétois). Paris: Martin Fabiani, 1944.

Matisse insisted that illustrating a text was by no means an attempt to "complete" a poem.  If a poet's work required this, the poet's efforts would, according to Matisse, have been deficient. Instead, Matisse thought that painter and poet could work in parallel (even if they did not strictly work together), the picture being a "plastic equivalent" of the poem...the visual artist must not adhere too strictly to the written text, and should, instead, work freely to express his own sensibilities.

-From Questions of Influence in Modern French Literature  Edited by Thomas Baldwin, James Fowler and Ana de Medeiros

milwaukee museum of art

I spent a beautiful day in Milwaukee with good people from home. The Museum of Art is under renovation but we were still able to see the Larry Sultan: Here and Home exhibition

Kosciuszko Park

Kosciuszko Park

donated work to STEM from dance auction

A one-year subscription to The Wax Paper and a small drawing was put up for auction to benefit the Stem from Dance program.  They tackle key barriers by delivering a one-of-a-kind program weaving together dance and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to uncover the awesomeness of STEM and change the face of the next generation of scientists, engineers, and techies.