Porge Buck--Prints and Collage
July 28th • 6-9 pm • Flood Gallery--Exhibit runs July 28th to September 9th, 2018
I began producing prints, mostly intaglio, sixty years ago without thought of genre or subject matter, but as time passed it is obvious that categories exist even in works produced years apart. My work falls loosely into three categories: Structures; Contemporary Relics; Flights of Fancy. They reflect a print tradition of curious subject matter, at once commonplace and personal. I try to leave the viewer alone to bring his singular imagination and interpretation to the work. It is, after all, a visual art.
Line etching, aquatint and now mezzotint are my primary media, largely monochrome except for the occasional foray into multi-plate color, printed wet-on-wet. I prefer working alone to maintain the discipline needed during the processes of plate preparation, proofing, revising, editing, allowing successive states and finally printing. My editions are small and sometimes incomplete, or completed at a later date, as I have never worked with the market in mind but for my own satisfaction.
This retrospective exhibits examples of trial, error, experiment and the occasional success. Printmaking has not been a career, but a thread through my life; thinner or more dense, depending on circumstances.--Porge Buck
Margaret Curtis --New Paintings and Drawings
Opening: March 18th, 2017 4pm to 7pm
Images of the Iranian Revolution-Paradox, Propaganda, and Persuasion.
Lost Causes is an exhibition of Poster Art, Film, Architecture, and Photography from or as a result of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The 140 never before exhibited posters, courtesy of the Courtyard Gallery Collection are from the period of the late sixties through eighties and have been described as important to the understanding of illustration and poster art: “because the traces of the American, French, Russian, and even Cuban revolutions are all evident it this collection…the significance of this collection is beyond just Iran and reaches a much wider circle.” states Hamid Dabashi, an Iranian Poster Art and Film expert currently at Columbia University.