Event Title

Blend Hits: Reclaiming Printmaking's Muscle Car

Location

McGregor 259

Event Website

http://blendhits.tumblr.com

Start Date

25-9-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

25-9-2014 10:30 AM

Description

The “Blend Roll” or “Split Fountain” is the muscle car of the printmaking world. It is a powerful and seductive tool, requiring both commitment to high-octane experimentation and expert control and restraint. Often viewed as overly assertive or impractical, both the blend roll and the muscle car pack a lot of power into each punch. For the printer, casting many colors onto the page at one time, for the driver, packing many horses under the hood.

Much like a muscle car, in the hands of a giddy, impatient printer, the result of printing blend rolls can be wildly out of control, predictable and garish. But put that blended roller in the hands of a patient, contemplative maker and soon that hot rod transforms into a luxury cruiser. In the spirit of the great city of Detroit, this demonstration will reinvent the printmaking muscle car for the 21st century.

This demonstration will showcase the working methodology of Nick Satinover, an artist who uses blend rolls as cornerstone of his practice to expand, multiply and speed up the distribution of color into his images. Nick will demonstrate his personalized reductive stone lithography technique wherein a drawing is established on the stone using non-printing material allowing for precise registration. The result of this technique is a careful, straight-forward assembly line where blend rolls serve the image building strategy rather than act as a generic effect. Color is treated in highest regard and the split fountain becomes the power underneath the hood rather than the chrome on the bumper.

Comments

I keep a blog by the same title, "Blend Hits" @ http://blendhits.tumblr.com

This is a studio process blog which should illuminate the processes which will be demonstrated.

For finished work: http://nicksatinover.com

Satinover_BlendHits_MAPC2014.pdf (88 kB)
Technical handout in pdf format

Satinover_AshVerseForDetroit.jpg (452 kB)
Finished image: Ash Verse, For Detroit - reduction lithograph with hand cutting and graphite drawing

Satinover_ProcessProofs.jpg (403 kB)
Process Proofs and finished print

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Sep 25th, 9:00 AM Sep 25th, 10:30 AM

Blend Hits: Reclaiming Printmaking's Muscle Car

McGregor 259

The “Blend Roll” or “Split Fountain” is the muscle car of the printmaking world. It is a powerful and seductive tool, requiring both commitment to high-octane experimentation and expert control and restraint. Often viewed as overly assertive or impractical, both the blend roll and the muscle car pack a lot of power into each punch. For the printer, casting many colors onto the page at one time, for the driver, packing many horses under the hood.

Much like a muscle car, in the hands of a giddy, impatient printer, the result of printing blend rolls can be wildly out of control, predictable and garish. But put that blended roller in the hands of a patient, contemplative maker and soon that hot rod transforms into a luxury cruiser. In the spirit of the great city of Detroit, this demonstration will reinvent the printmaking muscle car for the 21st century.

This demonstration will showcase the working methodology of Nick Satinover, an artist who uses blend rolls as cornerstone of his practice to expand, multiply and speed up the distribution of color into his images. Nick will demonstrate his personalized reductive stone lithography technique wherein a drawing is established on the stone using non-printing material allowing for precise registration. The result of this technique is a careful, straight-forward assembly line where blend rolls serve the image building strategy rather than act as a generic effect. Color is treated in highest regard and the split fountain becomes the power underneath the hood rather than the chrome on the bumper.

http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mapc2014/printcity/sept25/5