Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday art notes

✦ California's Tom Killion, who has a fascinating background, is a terrific wood-cut artist. His printmaking process, which he jokingly calls "faux ukiyo-e", was spotlighted in the PBS documentary Craft in America: Process, and his studio in Pt. Reyes is the subject of In the Make. His prints are all in limited editions and signed and numbered. They are exquisite. His handprinted books are particularly fine. 
 A large selection of Killion's original wood-cuts and large Iris prints are on show at Book Passage Gallery through the end of this year. For the 50th anniversary of the death of poet Robinson Jeffers, Killion created a broadside, in a limited edition of 50 prints, featuring Jeffers's home Tor House in snow and the poem "In the Evening the Dusk". (An image of the broadside is shown on the main page for Tor House.)
(Orig from writing without paper)

He will also be showing Sausalito Art Festival during Labor Day Weekend

Killion will be showing large work, original woodcut prints and the blocks they are made from, at the Bay Area's premier outdoor art show. Booth #333; Gala Friday evening; Sat.-Sun. 10-7pm; Mon. 10-5pm. Visit for complete info.
Have you seen International Arts Movement's Tumblr site? Art submission opportunities, IAM exhibits, jobs in the arts fields, arts scholarships, and internship opportunities are just a few of the features you'll find there. 

Highly recommended at the Asian:

The Opening of Waterloo Bridge', by John Constable (1832). Photograph: V&A

Turner and Constable exhibitions revive Britain's greatest art rivalry

The Blue Rigi, Sunrise', by JMW Turner (1842). Photograph: Tate Britain

The most spectacular (19th century) artistic rivalry in British history will be revived in September when blockbuster exhibitions by two of the nation's most renowned painters pitch them into direct competition, just as they were in their lifetimes two centuries ago.

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