Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Randolph, VT: Printmaker Matt Brown - Artist Demo & Talk

Chandler Gallery
Tuesday, August 21 at 7 pm

Free. No reservations required.
Donations gratefully accepted.

Matt Brown, color woodblock print maker, will offer a demonstration and talk about his unique approach to printmaking. One of twelve artists currently featured in Chandler Gallery’s exhibition "Red Fields & Yellow Skies: The Art of the Landscape," Matt’s beautiful prints have stirred much interest in visitors to the exhibit.

"Camel's Hump" by
The Lyme, NH artist makes color woodblock prints using the traditional Japanese hanga method. This is printing with brushes and a hand-held baren from multiple hand-carved wood blocks using rice paste, pigments and water. It was the technique used to make the ukiyo-e prints of Hokusai, Hiroshige, and others during the 19th century. Matt’s imagery explores the development of pictorial space – primarily landscapes of New England coasts and mountains – using an inherently flat medium: the carved and printed wood block.

Matt will speak about his imagery and printing process. He will share tools and materials and demonstrate his carving and layering techniques.

Matt writes: “I love the process of making these prints: the way pictorial simplicity is encouraged, the way an image is separated into parts and put back together, the way the translucent colors blend and juxtapose, the way the wood interacts with the paper.”

"Red Fields & Yellow Skies: The Art of the Landscape," will be on exhibit through
September 2, 2012.

Chandler Gallery
71-73 Main St.
Randolph, VT

Gallery Hours:
Fridays 3-5 PM
Saturdays & Sundays 1-3 PM