Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Printing Test Plates from Christopher Skinner

These are test pieces for the soft ground etching process. These are produced every so often to test the quality of the ground, strength of acid and exposure time in order to create the best printing plate. Then the plates are used to aid setting up the correct pressure between the rollers of the press, the receptiveness of the paper and quality of the printed line. These say so much more to me though.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mail art project: "signs & symbols"

Mail art project: "signs & symbols"

Please send compositions of symbols on paper or cardboard for this project. You can draw them or paint them by hand, or include computer-generated symbols or other techniques. Size: preferably ordinary writing paper (A4 or letter) or postcard. But can be larger or smaller, if you like.

Some possible influences: prehistoric rock paintings, Lettriste hypergraphies, asemic writing, Egyptian & Mayan hieroglyphs, alien glyphs, Chinese seal script, wingdings fonts, visual poetry.

You might find free fonts from places such as useful.

All entries which contain signs & symbols will be exhibited at the General Store Community Arts Centre, in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia: for the month of October 2013.

PDF documentation will be sent to all participants who provide an email address. We can't afford to return your artwork.

closing date: 1st September 2013

address: signs & symbols project
P O Box 1011
Kent Town
SA 5071

thank you!
Tim Gaze & Marisa Ala Dea, organisers

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Asemic Punctuation from Marie Kazalia

Spots in Asemic art-- Spots appear in punctuation & spots/dots make up peripheral languages such as Braille, Morse code, and visible number symbols on a pair of dice. The Circle is geometric, the point is a line. In art school, I was instructed that a point, dot, spot is actually considered to be a line rather than geometric form, since a dot or point continued is a line. My spots are enlarged points.
American artist, attended California College of Arts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her extensive travels and expatriate in Japan, India, and China, hold strong influence on the artist color palette and use of Asemic writing in her paintings.
The artist has exhibited internationally, and has her art
work in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, A Book About Death collection
, Museum of Modern Art Wales, A Book About Death collection, 
MUBE = Museu Brasileiro da Escultra ( São Paulo, Brazil, the MUBE Troy art collection.