Monday, November 30, 2009

UK Open Studio, Friday

We'll be visiting UK's art department for their annual Open Studio this Friday, December 4. It's a great chance to mingle and see what other art students are doing. The event runs from 6-10 PM. For more info, click HERE.

We are also planning a department Christmas party on the same evening. Stay posted for more information.


Tedious book animation

So if you ever think your work is tedious take a look at this. All hand cut by the New Zealand book company. No computer anything in this one.

Friday, November 27, 2009

"look me in the eye"

Matt Hubbard's Senior show will be opening this Thursday Dec. 3rd from 5-7pm. Everyone should come out to support Matt and all of his accomplishments as an art major at Georgetown College. His show includes 11 works and will be held in the Cochenour Gallery. This provides an intimate space for the viewer to interact with the works. Again it will be a great show and refreshments will be provided!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Artist Kelly McKernan

Kelly McKernan is an artist and illustrator from Atlanta, Georgia who has, since her youth, possessed the ambition to be a full time creator. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While her training was in traditional painting, her focus has been in mixed media, specifically in combining film photography and advanced darkroom techniques with aqueous media painting. Over the last two years, Kelly has received local, national, and international recognition for her unique work, has been printed in a number of major publications, and is currently showing with several notable galleries. She is also a member of the Cheap Paper artist collective."

Click HERE to see more at her site. You can also view her work (in progress) HERE at Flickr.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New artist to see.

Make sure to check out this commercial sculptors insane work.
HERE and in the bar on the right

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Missing the Point

Join us as we show the work of two talented artists: Julie Lambert and David Lambert (a GC alum!). The exhibition includes photography, installation, drawing & painting, and even work on post-its (that's right, who knew the little office supplies could make such big and wonderful art!)

The exhibition opens Thursday, November 19th with an opening reception (this means food and fun!) from 5-7 and a short hello from the artists taking place at 6:00. The show runs through December 18th with normal gallery hours being noon-4:30.

You won't want to miss "Missing the Point"

hard case book making

This is a great lapse time video of traditional and modern print and book making processes.

It starts with printing etchings from copper plates (they are using a thin piece of mylar to block the extra ink in order to get a clean square without an embossment. Since it is a book the embossment would show through the other other side of the page) They next do some large monotype printing on copper plates (this is process of of inking up a etching plate and altering it before printing this is done in the video with Q tips and newsprint)
They then use polymer plate printing on a Vandercook to do the letterpress work. This must be done after the etchings to keep the embossment and the etchings are printed with wet paper while the letterpress is done dry.
Next the books are coptic sewn and head banded.
They make paper the right way with a vat of pulp and water and pulled through a mold and deckle then pressed and dried.
Finally the books are bounds and pressed to stay flat in drying.
Great example of process start to finish
Thanks to Darrell for showing it to me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Large Papercut Installation

Transparent God, 2009

Some amazing papercut installations. Take a look at more HERE.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mike Smith at RC May Lecture Series, Friday

Lecture: Friday, November 13, 2009, 4:00 pm
Worsham Theater, UK Student Center
Limestone St. & Euclid Ave.

Exhibition: November 7 - December 13, 2009
Art Museum Gallery

Mike Smith's photographs of rural Tennessee embrace the lush beauty of the land, even as he reveals the suburban encroachment that threatens much of rural Appalachia. In his large-format color photographs, Smith unearths telling signs of human impact on the landscape, from aged, weather-beaten farm buildings that seem an organic part of the landscape to the jarring reality of bright, new multi-pump gas stations.

Image Credit:MIKE SMITH, Unicoi, TN, 1998, Chromogenic print, courtesy of the artist.

To find out more about the lecture, click HERE.

Visit Mike Smith's website HERE.

Photograms from ART 120, Photography

These are some of the prints produced in our photograms project in ART 120, Photography. It is perhaps the simplest of darkroom processes, but one of the most difficult to produce compelling imagery. You can see more HERE.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Simple Pledge

Does someone in your studio use one of these typefaces? Does it make your typographically sensitive skin crawl? You can help. Order this poster and make your hack designing colleague take this pledge and sign it. Preferably in their own blood. Heck, you might be an offender and need to sign one yourself. Make a difference. Do it today. Click HERE.

As if this isnt a problem already

I saw this product and just had to share, it looks like something Erica Duffy-Voss would have done. It is called the privacy scarf.

Monday, November 2, 2009

For All You Type Lovers

A great audio piece from PRI's To the Best of Our Knowledge on fonts...

"The Internet is a free flow of ideas where everyone can say whatever they want. But for all its splashy graphics and Flash animation, there's one thing that makes the Internet looks the same. Its name is Verdana. And it's a font. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll talk with Matthew Carter, the designer of Verdana, the Internet font. Also, the creators of Obama's font, Gotham -- The font of Hope and Change."

Click HERE to listen.