Download: Printmaking Field Trip
Last weekend about 60 C3 and C4 ICA members and staffers met in SF to spend the day touring three exceptional fine art printmaking studios/galleries. The tour was “realized” by our own amazing in-house Master Printer, Fanny Retsek. We started off the day at Electric Works with Noah Lang who showed us a number of very cool published works, large scale prints, William T. Wiley’s “punball” machine, and a sneak peak at an upcoming Enrique Chagoya “game” piece commissioned by Electric Works.
Then we clawed our way through the St. Paddy’s day parade kerfuffel and gathered at Lulu’s for a wondeful lunch. We rolled outta Lulu’s and headed for Gallery 16 and were introduced by Griff Williams to Elliot Anderson who led us through his dreamy, luminous cloudscapes from his Equivalents exhibition.
Again, we all wanted to stay and see more but had to head out to our final destination, the renowned 47 year old Crown Point Press. Director Valerie Wade gave us a whirlwind tour including the fascinating history of the place and its founder Kathan Brown, introduced the exhibitions, pointed out John Cage’s series of prints produced at CPP that marked his forray into the visual arts world, and we finished with an exceptional tour of the presses and studio. Whew! the ideas, the art, the people, the experience – it’s still all trickling in. Would we do it all over again? Ubetcha!