Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

John Buck Studio Visit

On Friday, October 19th, 2012 we will be visiting John Bucks Studio.

Click here to see images of his prints.
Shark's ink (more images of John Buck's Prints)

John Buck : Born in 1946 , Iowa : Lives in Bozeman, Montana
John Buck is both a sculptor and a printmaker. He works with two interrelated bodies of work: carved wood, assemblage and bronze sculptures, and large, multicolored woodblock prints. Since beginning his collaboration with Bud Shark in 1983, Buck has explored the expressive possibilities of woodblock in more than 40 different prints.
Using a pen, a nail or his fingernail, Buck incises the wood planks that form the base and background of his prints with images and symbols drawn from the daily news, from his own sculpture and from nature. Embedded in this active visual field is a large, carved image, often a figure, but he has also depicted a jar full of fireflies, an eagle, or a subtly colored moth. The relationship between these two elements first engages the viewer in an appreciation of the beauty of the graphic quality in the print and then begins a conversation about our world and our place in it.
John Buck lives in Montana and Hawaii and has shown his woodcuts and sculptures widely. He created a major bronze sculpture commission for Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. His work is in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Seattle Art Museum, The Library of Congress and many others.

Visiting Artist Steven Holloway

Steven will be talking about his printwork and how it relates to cartography.

Steven is an experienced printmaker, educator and geographer. 
He has been worked at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley CA , as an artist-in-residence, instructor of lithography and in the artist-in-the-schools program. Previously Steven taught cartography for many years at The University of Montana.

Steven's Website: