4/12/2012

COLLABORATING WITH CARDIFF

Marshall, Jayme, and Aimee working on collaborative drawings

ON VIEW FROM APRIL 9 - 29, 2012

For the most recent show at Booklyn Artists Alliance, Stones in Your Pocket, UK collaborative printmaking group the Cardiff Sessions presented recent lithography work. While the show was only up for three days, the Cardiff Sessions also held a collaborative printmaking and drawing workshop on April 7, with New York artists handpicked by Booklyn's Gallery Director, Aimee Lusty. I was super excited to be one of the artists invited to participate, along with Aimee herself and a few other Brooklyn artists and friends I admire.

Wall of collaborative drawings, chairs of peoples' jackets

More about the Cardiff Sessions and the workshop:
Founded in 2009 the Cardiff Sessions is an artist collective dedicated to producing collaborative work through experimental drawing and stone lithography. The collective's aim is to develop relationships with international artists and explore the visual language of printmaking through collaboration while advancing experimentation in contemporary printmaking within Wales...

Coinciding with this exhibition Booklyn Artists Alliance and the Cardiff Sessions will produce a new series of collaborative linocut prints. These collaborations will be on view from April 9 - 29.
We started the day off making drawings that were passed around to at least 4 artists apiece. Afterwards, we each made linocuts and collaborated on the printing process, in effect making one-of-a-kind monoprints. For the last leg, we placed all of the linocuts together and made unique markings before printing, resulting in 4 large prints. The collaborations made in the Cardiff Sessions workshop will be on view at Booklyn Artists Alliance, 37 Greenpoint Avenue Floor 4, Brooklyn, NY, through April 29.

More pictures after the jump!






the view from Booklyn




workshop guidelines written by candlelight on a napkin at a bar the night prior