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30 November 2010

Works on Paper Show

I'll be displaying a few works on paper in a show opening up this Friday, Dec. 3rd at Adam Cave Fine Art
Headlining the show will be French- based Japanese artist Mikio Watanabe. Mr Watanabe uses a Mezzotint Process. ( Since I have no clue what that is I will direct you to the link to find out.) Regardless of his process the results are stunning especially for being so small. They really draw you in with the scale and force intimacy with each of the pieces.
Here are a few samples of his work.



Mikio Watanabe - Memoire d'eau IV - Printmaking - Mezzotint on Paper - 6" h X 4" w



Mikio Watanabe - S'etendre - Printmaking - Mezzotint on Paper - 3" h X 8" w

Here are three of my four contributions to the group show. I have always wanted to use oil on unprimed illustration board. Contemporary artists and historically significant ones alike have utilized cardboard and other surfaces to get ideas out on. Considering there are many examples of paintings on different types of surface still in existence, I wasn't concerned about the archival nature of oil on illustration board. They should last longer than I will be around that's for sure. How the surface received the oils altered my approach and paint application. It ended be a good change of pace to my other work.
Each image is 15"x10". Two are painted on hot press and two on cold press illustration board.

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In Another Time


Signals Overheard

Adam Cave Fine Art
115-1/2 East Hargett Street, 2nd Floor
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 838-6692

DECEMBER 3RD: FIRST FRIDAY
WORKS ON PAPER featuring MIKIO WATANABE
Reception from 6-9pm

We are highlighting small works, paintings and prints on paper. Join us for our opening reception this Friday and the debut of our featured artist from Paris, Japanese engraver Mikio Watanabe. Other featured artists include: Joshua Flint, John D. Gall , Susan Baehmann, Matt Lively, Donald Furst, Diana Bloomfield.

2 comments:

Susan Roux said...

Really nice works. I like the drawings a lot.

chelsea said...

Great piece! They are all amazing.


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