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As one of the simplest forms of human technology, it could be argued that paper has had the most impact on the proliferation and preservation of knowledge worldwide. When I work with paper as a medium and/or as a support, some of the questions that provoke my research are: How do paper and books operate within social, […]


Originally posted on Gallery Aferro Studio Residency:
Having a studio space to see art works side by side, problem-solve, explore new techniques, meet with curators, and have conversations with the general public are all important aspects of my art practice. This week I am preparing for “Why We Do What We Do,” an exhibition which…


WHAT BOOKS DO BETTER 25TH ANNUAL NEW JERSEY BOOK ARTS SYMPOSIUM @ RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK On November 8, 2019, the twenty-fifth annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium will feature presentations by: Ioulia Akhmadeeva, a Russian-Mexican visual artist, teacher and researcher; Maureen Cummins, founder of the Inanna Press, a recipient of the 2009 Pollock-Krasner Award, […]


If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow: and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not […]


November 9 – December 14 Reception: Thursday, November 9, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Thursday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. On a Different Page presents the artist’s personal relationship to the book as art form. Whether storytelling, tackling social issues, sculpting or deconstructing, each of the artists in this exhibition utilize the book […]


Place Exhibition runs through 7/19/17.  Reception 6/14/2017. View this email in your browser   Please join us for a free public reception on June 14, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture located at 1045 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601. Place This group exhibition […]


I misu VSC

06Jun16

                                      Open Studios, book-spread inspired walls, influenced by writers at residency Artists in residency, Vermont Studio Center May 2016 (Barbara White Studios)


a clearing

17Sep15

a clearing – – – jaz graf Sept 15, 2015 – Oct 16, 2015 The exhibit includes experimental prints, sculptural paper, artist books and mixed media drawings. Hostetter Gallery The Pingry School 131 Martinsville Road Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 (908) 647-5555 Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm http://www.jazgraf.com —–


“The tension of the string against the tape led to unpredictable changes in the form of the drawing over the course of it’s lifespan. Initially when I returned home to find a drawing had lost some of it’s structure, drooping or tangled into itself, I felt a disappointment at the loss of the precision of […]


 


A couple of my prints will be exhibited as part of Print Week at the Highline Loft Space, NYC. PaperView, a benefit for the Manhattan Graphics Center, takes place on Wed, Nov 5th, 2014 from 6-9pm. Each attendee will go home with a framed print of their choosing. It’s a great event. See you there! […]


Jaz Graf Open Studio prints, book arts, and drawings Saturday and Sunday, Oct 18-19 from 12-5pm Merseles Studios – 339 Newark Avenue @5th St, in the Monaco Lock Bldg downtown Jersey City, NJ #69 on the JCAST Map http://www.thejcast.com (with 6 other art studios + resident artists exhibit) My work will also be included in […]


  My print for the UNDONE Portfolio – A Collection of handmade prints by MGC Members. On View in May @ the Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC.


camera obscura

06Dec13

Eerily beautiful prints and photo work by Veru Iché. I discovered her work when applying to The Hand Magazine (Iché was featured in Issue #1). I saw it in my dreams last night.


Happy Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). “What Will You Leave Behind?” A project by Thai artist, Nino Sarabutra, features over 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls installed as gallery floor for guests to walk on. Tread lightly!  



mnemonic vistas

01Feb13

As I was skimming Art Press Magazine, I was instantly captivated by the works of Eva Neilsen, a Paris-based artist, combining silkscreen and painting. Neilsen constructs layered images which invoke memories, play on the passage of time and existence. Desolate expanses disclose transient residues of human activity. Subtle washes of color create a shadowy sense […]


elles / ils

14Jan13

It goes something like this: Sharon Arnold curates an all women show called Elles, exploring the female perspective in art- It was a big success. She then curates a second show, inviting only men to exhibit, called Ils Disent (masculine form meaning “they say”) – welcoming the male view of women in art. Artist, Ben […]


Calm before tomorrow’s storm. Caught a glimpse of Mark Bradford’s work at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in Chelsea. Large scale mixed-media paintings – using a very interesting layering technique and subtractive method. A very physical approach to image-making, with collage elements, stencils, cuts, gouging, and what appears to be sanding of the surface to expose […]


raw pull

14Sep12

A mixed media monoprint workshop with Catherine Bebout nudged me to operate outside of my comfort zone. I’m so inspired by the richness and depth in her work, particularly the “Mapping the Body Series.”  After a 4 day workshop,  experimenting with color and layering using large collograph plates, stencils and polystyrene, I pulled this. And for […]



As I did laundry tonight, one of my neighbors sang. He had to share with me his story about singing in church and how powerful it was today, and how moved he was. And so, I imagine myself here, at the Church of Saint Riquier in Northern France, listening to his song, and gazing up at […]


Went down to New Orleans to attend the SGC International Print Conference. What a tremendous turnout! Extraordinary works on display and an assortment of visionary artists to engage with; all with contagious energy for print! The city of New Orleans itself, is a wonder, dotted with colorful characters, and together, they propel a magical scene […]


ash

22Feb12

On the daily commute, I saw lots of people with ash crosses on their foreheads for Ash Wednesday. It got me thinking about James Castle, a deaf, illiterate, self-taught artist who barely ever left his home. His communication skills were limited and few in his family could understand him. His assemblages, drawings and book pieces […]


feathery chick

03Feb12

It’s easy to get lost wandering through the array of spectacular work on Kate MccGwire’s website. From feathers to bones to gunpowder, she infuses magic into her mesmerizing pieces.


paperwork

16Jan12

Truly awe inspiring artist books and paper sculpture by Swiss artist, Valerie Buess.


Subtle and sketchy swatches of terrain by May Babcock explore the psychology of place. Refreshing approaches to print and papermaking.


math

05Jan12

transcend

03Jan12

new years resolution: transcend your marks


fight or flight

13Dec11

Fantastic installation and sculptural wonders by Alexandre Jolly.


bon dia

04Dec11

Inspired by the patterns and colors of wandering around Morocco and Spain, I created a portfolio of 10 stenciled monotype prints. I was awarded an artist residency at Can Serrat, on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, where this collection of work was created. I highly recommend this location for international artists of many disciplines to […]


what I see

25Nov11

Here I am.


beautiful light at our riad, dar moula, in fes.


suspended

10Nov11

Gorgeous installation of collected wish flowers….look up and dream!


busy weekend!

01Oct11

Fri, Sat and Sun have been jam packed with amazing arts events! This weekend is Jersey City Artists Studio Tours. Selections from the 2010 GRAF X-change are on exhibit at the Grassroots Community Space. A visit to the NY Art Book Fair @ MOMA PS1 was intoxicating and stimulating. An impressive collection of books and […]


My time at WSW was incredibly productive and restorative. The community of artists, instructors, staff and interns were all insightful and warm. Amazing things go on at WSW! I was honored to have Kirstin Demer, a handpapermaker and bookbinder, as my instructor. I learned how to make paper from abaca, flax and thai kozo. Exploring […]


leavings

17Jul11

weathering

17Jun11

Scientist and Printmaker, Janet Yagoda Shagam creates finely detailed prints with hints of the natural world, emotional turbulence and layers of process. She frequently uses multiple plates and techniques in combination to create an image. “Weathering” is a fundamental theme which she explores quite literally and conceptually. Simply extraordinary!


membrane

09Jun11

Stunning works by Ben Butler – drawings, prints and sculpture – I love his aesthetic.


altered books

07Jun11

The sickest assortment of altered books I’ve ever seen!@ Brian Dettmer has a solo show on view in Chelsea at Kinz + Tillou Fine Art thru June 11th.


Celebrate the first annual SKULL APPRECIATION DAY on June 4th 2011!!! Buy this rad limited edition silk screened poster for 10 bux! I’m luvin these lover skullies 🙂 Awww.


ears

28May11

Gorgeous elephant ear obsessions by Sue Abramson…some recent work on view thru July 24th 2011 at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburg, PA.


ghosts

21May11

Denise Bibro Fine Art has a show coming up I’ve got to check out! Exquisite Interruption opens June 2nd 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Featuring the abstract works of Don Kimes. Years ago, Kimes’ home had a flood, destroying a lifetime of work and photographs. He scanned these remains and printed them onto canvas or paper, […]


charming works by Robert Wechsler! one of my favorites! also check out the altered iron and musical mouse cage!


home

16May11

I once heard an old man in a wheelchair yell “Take me Home where I belong!” I have stolen this phrase from him and continue to use it often. That’s how I feel most of the time. When I spotted this painting by Jeremy Geddes– It seemed to say the same thing.


truth

13May11

i am obsessed with this song. i love this friggin song. im gonna play it again now. http://theocmd.com/2011/01/31/alexander-ebert-truth/


must see!

20Apr11

i love everything about this show, i have visited several times. its almost over…



A typographic experiment of the A-Holes. by Alberto Garcia. ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ Limited Edition of 50 Signed & Numbered 11×24 in ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ […]


WHY do i love this print? oh yeah, cuz its Organized Fries! Diggin the recent work of Ester Partegas…check out this installation at C.Grimes Gallery in NYC. She made this wallpaper for the starchy white gallery and hung inkjets of torn paper collages.