Saturday, December 8, 2012

Group Exhibition: Post War Works on Paper


I have four pieces in the upcoming group exhibition, POST WAR WORKS ON PAPER, at the Adelson Galleries Boston, from 14 December 2012 to 30 January 2013. The opening reception is on Friday, 14 December, 6 - 8 PM.

Drawings for three recent paintings will be exhibited: Blackjack Players, On the Stairs, and Sophie ... as well as the print, Nadine with Espresso.

Nadine with Espresso
20 ¾” x 8 ½”       line etching with chine coll√©        2001

Nadine with Espresso is the last etching I've made and is an edition of 25 with 4 artist's proofs. The chine coll√© process is one of my favorites; a thin sheet of delicate tissue is placed over the inked plate and the pressure of the press bonds it to the supporting paper, creating a beautiful tone beneath the lines. 

The print is based on a composition I'd used earlier in a painting of the same title.

Nadine with Espresso
24" x 17"     oil on linen     1998
Private Collection, New York

1 comment:

  1. I love Nadine, with or without her espresso. Independent, assured, defiant even. I was reminded of an old English folk song called Radcliffe Highway:

    "Then the lady flew into a passion
    And placed both her hands on her hips
    Saying sailor you now know my fashion
    Do you think you're on board of your ship."

    It's a rousing little number, just like Nadine I'd warrrant.

    Gerry

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