Turn-Based Press is pleased to be part of the official Art Basel Miami Beach Artist Studio Visits from 9 AM to noon on Friday December 5. Come by to see our production area and facilities, and also be a part of a free, ‘gonzo-printmaking’ demonstration by Nick Gilmore at 10:30 AM.
Gilmore is a Miami-based visual artist who works primarily in sculpture and printmaking. He often draws inspiration from his experience in the woodworking and construction trades as well as Taoist philosophy. Gilmore’s work teeters between metaphor and pure abstraction as he tosses conventional printmaking techniques aside and employs non-traditional materials such as monofilament, wood shavings, and foam rubber to produce mixed-media monoprints. This experimental process blurs the role of both press and printmaker, and yields unpredictable and exciting results. This demonstration will be participatory.
6 – 10 PM, Friday, December 5, 2014.
Friday evening, we’ll be opening Print Exchange, a show which offers for view works that have been traded for other prints or artwork, or were part of an organized print exchange. These prints emphasize relationships, something inherent in the medium. The artists who have generously shared their collections include Kathleen Hudspeth, Mira Lehr, Larry Newberry, and Carol Todaro.
The works in Print Exchange span a range of decades, and offer a variety of types and styles of printmaking. The artists’ collections speak of origin, context and community.
Drypoint and Monotype Demonstration
10:30 AM, Saturday, December 6, 2014.
Printmaker Melissa Agriesti will be offering a free demonstration of drypoint intaglio and monotype. The demonstration will include an introduction to dry point etching, plate inking and wiping, and the manipulation of materials using a printmaking press. Participants will create a drypoint using Plexiglas plates, and will also be hand-painting on the plates, which will then be printed using traditional intaglio presses. This demonstration will allow participants the chance to try drypoint and monotype for themselves.
Agriesti is a printmaker who specializes in making unique prints using a combination of modern and traditional printmaking techniques. She has a BFA in printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art and has studied and exhibited as a printmaker in both Japan and Australia. Currently Agriesti resides in Miami Beach, Florida and works as an artist and as a visual arts instructor for Miami Dade County Public Schools. Her favorite printmaking techniques are intaglio and monotype.