GAYLE COOPER

“PAINTING THE TOWN”

May 2017

Reception, May 5th, 5 Ė 8 pm

Gordes
Gordes

 

 

 

Craig Webb, Lithographs

Acid Tint Color Lithographs from the Boy Scout Series

The Boy Scout Series is a suite of five acid-tint lithographs inspired by a friend’s experiences as an Eagle Scout, expressed in a graphic style that echos the early printed illustrations by Norman Rockwell published in Boy’s Life Magazine.

The Flashlight
The Flashlight
The Ritual
The Ritual
An Older Influence
An Older Influence
Smokers
Smokers
Sharing Secrets
Sharing Secrets
 

Acid-tint lithography is an especially rare form of lithography where the image is created by etching a black flat with acid washes. A delicate, smoky texture is produced, but the image on the stone usually only lasts for very small editions. Color printing is especially difficult. The Boy Scout Suite is handprinted by the artist on Arches BFK paper, each with a color palette of red, green, black, white and transparent. 10 x 11″

The Boy Scout Series is handprinted by the artist on 10 x 11″ Arches BFK paper, in an edition of 12, and is only available as a suite.

John Rizzi, Glass work

John-Rizzi
John Rizzi
John Rizzi is a native Californian living and working in the Russian River area of Sonoma County, California. John has worked in a variety of media including ceramics, basket-weaving and gourd art.

For much of the last decade he has focused his artistic expression in “Lampworking” (The art of manipulating hot glass in a torch flame)

John creates a variety of sculptural, wearable, and decorative art pieces.†John’s work is often inspired by his love of nature, And most recently he has sought ways to incorporate his glass designs into functional garden art pieces.

Tigerlily glass bead by John Rizzi
Tigerlily glass bead by John Rizzi

Johnís work is often inspired by his love of nature, And most recently he has sought ways to incorporate his glass designs into functional garden art pieces.

He has studied with internationally recognized Lampwork artist Loren Stump of Elk Grove, California as well as Lucio Bubacco and Vittorio Costantini, whom he had the wonderful opportunity to study with in Murano Italy.

Johnís artwork has also been featured in galleries, retail shows, and in print.