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Wednesday
Mar222017

3 Sheets Editions by Serio Press & Ryan McIntosh on Coventry Rag

Three Sheets Editions Inaugural Release
by Ryan McIntosh
"This Too Shall Soon Pass"

This Too Shall Soon Pass is the inaugural print release for our new publishing program 3 Sheets Editions. With each project, we aim to invent new ideas by exploiting aspects unique to the printing process, as well as experimenting with new ways of creating prints. By having our entire print studio at their disposal to execute their projects, artists have the freedom to express their creativity.

McIntosh used some distinctive techniques for This Too Shall Soon Pass. By sprinkling powdered graphite directly on to the screen during printing, the graphite was integrated into the ink itself, creating in each print a unique texture and color where the graphite landed. He burnished each sheet onto the bottom of the screen, creating even more texture where the ink touches the paper.

The final result lends itself to the concept of his original text paintings, created by force-feeding a single sheet of paper dozens of times through a computer printer until the text gets printed so heavily that it becomes just a large black void. The added texture further obscures the text, creating a rough landscape for the words to reside. The text itself is derived from an old medieval proverb, basically meaning that both the best and worst of times will soon pass.

Ryan McIntosh is a Los Angeles based contemporary artist. He was recently spotlight featured in the January 2017 issue of American Art Collector magazine. He has had recent solo exhibition in 2015-16 at Stone Malone Gallery (LA), Gold Haus Gallery (LA) and included in group exhibitions at Planthouse Gallery (NYC) and Season Gallery (Seattle). He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from University of Arizona.

This Too Shall Soon Pass
24" x 36"

2 Color Serigraph w/ Graphite Integration
Coventry Rag 320 gsm 
Edition: 32

 

Wednesday
Mar012017

The Most In-depth Review on Stonehenge Aqua you will ever see.

Wednesday
Feb152017

A Revolutionary Design. A New Look for Legion's New Artist Pads.

Art is about connections. Between structure and the whole, ideas and the viewer, the medium and the maker. No matter what the piece of art, all of its elements must work together. Everything must be connected.

At Legion, our art is paper. And now we are proud to announce our new redesign, a bold disruptive look that takes three of our papers, new and old, and connects them so you know that you are getting the quality, consistency and substance you demand for your art.

It was time to break tradition. To create something the market had never touched upon. The design-savvy covers strip away the clutter of conventional pad covers, using a varnish text against a solid background color to capture the attention of the artist without being intrusive. Designed for the artist’s eye, the clean, bold type tells you the paper, a beautiful gloss overlay paints an ephemeral verbal picture of exactly what that paper can do.

Orange on purple? That’s Stonehenge Light. Red on orange? That’s Yupo Medium. And so on and so forth. The papers haven’t changed, we’ve just made it easier for you to find them on the shelf and given them a look you'd be proud to leave out in your studio or on your coffee table.

Together, all these covers will connect all of our brands under an umbrella that any novice can recognize and any artist can appreciate. And connections are what it’s all about.

We are Legion. We are paper.

Friday
Feb032017

Michael Heizer's Hard Edge Etchings on Somerset with Durham Press

Michael Heizer has completed a new group of intaglio prints with Durham Press titled Hard Edge Etchings. The portfolio consists of four prints, each measuring 22 x 19 ¼ inches on Somerset Satin 500gsm

The Hard Edge Etchings were made from custom-cut, shaped copper plates with unique silhouettes, relating to his works on nonstandard canvases: Hard Edge Paintings and his recent Wet Paintings, all of which were shown recently in a solo show at Gagosian, Beverly Hills. Unlike his Hard Edge Paintings—which recall Color Field abstraction with their art historical title and their bold, distinct areas of colors or tone—the prints contain spontaneous yet precise etched lines and shapes that often intersect and overlap. Their active, energetic surfaces harken to the early modernist works of artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich while being decidedly contemporary.

Michael Heizer has been collaborating with Durham Press since 1988. The Hard Edge Etchings are available as a portfolio or individually directly through Durham Press. For more information about these prints and others by Michael Heizer, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead.

Hard Edge Etching 1 | 2016

Etching with Aquatint
Size: 22" x 19 1/4" (55.9 x 48.9 cm)
Paper: Somerset Satin 500 gsm
Edition: 28

Tuesday
Jan172017

Centrado Trading Ltd. Takes on Rising Museum Board

 

Can you start off by introducing yourself and telling us about Centrado?

I am Bradley Middleton, the General Manager at Centrado. I started in the family framing wholesale business straight out of college in 2008. Back then it was team consisting of my Father and 2 drivers. We serviced a 60 mile radius of our warehouse in Cambridge with a range of framing materials that we purchased through larger UK distributors. In 2012 we merged our business with some friends with a similar operation in the Midlands and formed Centrado. Now we are able to offer a family orientated service to framers across all of England. We have a robust supply chain bringing the best quality products direct from the source – including Rising mountboard from USA! We have experienced very rapid growth primarily based on our core values of reliable, on time delivery and a flexible, customer orientated approach to business.

 

What attracted you to Rising Museum Board, and how did you find Legion Paper?

What instigated our stocking of Rising Museum Board was a request from a larger framer in the UK doing work for international clients. He was being asked to match Rising colours by US customers and was not able to match exactly. We tracked down the source of this board and our relationship with Legion Paper was born. Another big attraction of the Rising range was the extra large (104x60”) sheets. This gave framers the capability to mount pieces that we previously not possible.

 

We’re thrilled to have Centrado as a partner. We see big things on the horizon for you. How do you plan to grow the Rising Museum Board name in the UK? What does the future hold?

We are equally excited about the Rising Museum Board. There is a huge potential for framers to upgrade to museum mountboard on all original artwork. Specialist glass has come a long way in the last 5 years and cotton mountboard has just as much potential. As I have already said, Centrado is a very personal company and we are going to be getting out to discuss this product face to face with picture framers all over the UK. We have a sales representation of 4 experienced professionals. They will be setting up framers with the necessary marketing material and knowledge about the product so they feel confident offering it to the end users.

 

Being that you are the only Distributor of Rising Museum Board in the UK, how can people find you?

We are easily contactable by telephone and emal or on the web. Please get in touch and we can put you in touch with your local sales representative if you would like a face to face meeting.

T: 01480 445480

E: mail@centrado.co

W: www.centrado.co

 

What have your customers been telling you they like most about Rising Museum Board?

The colours, the sizes, the cutting, the consistency…so far the feedback has been great. It has been a very rewarding product to promote because once framers try it they keep on buying.


Anything closing thoughts you’d like to share with the framing community around the world?

We are on a mission to put energy into the picture framing market. Many people view picture framing as a stagnating and traditional industry. Our management team has an average age of 25 so we are bucking the trend! Finding another forward thinking and energetic partner in Legion Paper has been refreshing so we have high hopes for our co-operation.