"Sun Raid" by Ester Hernández is a colorful, cartoony screenprint on the surface that belies a serious subtext beneath. Uncover the symbolism in this post by Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo:
It's the first day of spring which means the bees are coming back! In this print by Jacqueline May bees buzz around their honeycomb--a sure sign of warmer weather on the way. Explore the print in this #treasuresfromthevault:
A more recent #fwmoa acquisition, Alexis Peskine's screenprint is an arresting visual that marries medium with message. Learn more in this #treasuresfromthevault post:
At #fwmoa, staff are playing favorites and picking a work they love currently on display. Check out Alyssa Dumire's current favorite in the FWMoA Teen Council curated show "In Circles", on display in the Learning Center.
Mining images from past and present cultures, Carlos Frésquez creates art similar to how a rapper samples music: by mixing it all together. Here, we explore one of #fwmoa most popular prints by him: A Fairy Tale.
To celebrate this #IndependenceDay we examine why artists visually record both momentous figures and events in our history through Ray Johnson's screenprint, "Foot".
Connie Arismendi's art explores the fragility of the body and the resilience of life, weaving visual associations between the body and nature. Discover her style in this blog post from #fwmoa Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo.
In the Studio we're exploring shape, color, and duality in our own (mini) mixed-media screens. They may not be large enough to divide a room, like Sorman's, but they’re great on a bookshelf--flip it around depending on how you feel that day!
Pop artist Andy Warhol is credited with popularizing the silkscreen technique, although it was discovered in China around 1000 AD! In the Studio, we explore this versatile printmaking technique with inspiration from Mexican-American artist Carlos Frésquez.
This week we look at an abstract screenprint whose inspiration is quite clear, and how we can look beyond the initial recognition to understand the artist message beneath.