Turn-Based Press is pleased to announce that we’ll be part of the official Downtown Miami Art Basel Miami Beach Artist Studio Visits on Friday, December 6, 2013, from 9 AM until noon. We’ll have two demonstrations to offer to guests, as well as the current small-works exhibit, A Close Read, which will also be on view during the Downtown First Friday Art Walk, from 6 – 10 PM that evening.
Encaustic Printmaking Workshop, 10 AM, Dec. 6
Elaine Defibaugh will be sharing her insights into the Enkaustikos printmaking technique; this is a direct transfer method which does not require the use of a press and can easily be adapted for home or studio production. The images produced are expressive and painterly, and the simplicity of the technique makes it an easy, entry-level process for those interested in monotype.
Defibaugh has studios in Miami and New York City, and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has work in the collections of Butler Institute of American Art, Memorial Art Gallery, Whitney Gallery at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Jewish Homes, SUNY Brockport, and Jewish Homes in Rochester, NY. Defibaugh is also the recipient of two Pollock Krasner grants, as well as a Constance Saltonstall Foundation grant.
Book-binding Workshop, 11 AM, Dec. 6
Carol Todaro will bind and finish a small edition of artists’ books entitled Book. Designed and printed by Todaro and Turn-Based Press founder Kathleen Hudspeth, Book transposes lines from Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons (Objects) onto a playful, screenprinted sheet that will be bound in two pamphlet styles, one folded and one sewn. Each version of Book shuffles the reading order of the text and shifts the presentation of the images in a brief meditation on printing, books and words as objects.
Carol Todaro is an artist and writer who combines both activities by making artists’ books. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the Library of Congress and the Jaffe Collection at Florida Atlantic University, among other public institutions, have collected her work. Her poetry chapbook Moonviewing (Floating Wolf Quarterly # 7) was released in 2011. She teaches at New World School of the Arts in Miami.
A Close Read, Nov. 1 through December 22.
A Close Read is positioned in opposition to the whirlwind that is the end of year art season in Miami. Comprised of prints, artists’ books and works-on-paper no larger than 6” x 6”, A Close Read will offer intimate, individual presentations, fostering in the viewer—or reader–a moment of focus and reflective, considered observation. The exhibition features the work of more than 25 local artists.