Here are some highlights of the Artists in Residence this fall 2015!
Kathy Puzey, Logan, Utah, was in residence for two weeks in September-October. She is working on woodcut prints of “pieces of wood” – incredibly detailed and layered, that recreates the growth layers. She is creating these works for a sculptural installation of print objects. She enjoyed the concentrated time, and to reconnect with friends in Lincoln, as she is a UNL alumna.
Midori Iizuka, Tokyo, Japan, spent all of October at Constellation Studios. She drew inspiration from and literally traced the marks of the studio floor. She captures the random markings as gestures in ink and brush, that will be translated into screen prints onto fabric. She intends to use the large scale drawing for backdrop to her performance works. She also printed woodblocks and created book works, as well as taught a Shibori Tie-Dye workshop.
Macy Chadwick was Artist in Residence in early November for a week, developing prints for upcoming book projects. The prints were elegantly spare and beautiful, efficient with cut stencils, color layers, and concepts on breath and air. And those great pinks!
Robert L. Mejer, from Quincy, Illinois, was in residence in November for two weeks and saw the season grow colder. He set a steady pace for himself of productivity and invention, pulling 3 – 4 monoprints each day. His distinctive water-base monotype methods enable building of color and compositions, with added on collage plates for a one-time-through the press impression. He is working on prints during his sabbatical for an upcoming solo show.
Thank you all for being here and contributing to the studio energies and spirit!