Required Reading: Winter In the Studio Wrap Up

February 24, 2014 by

Untitled-1It’s been a snowy, bitter winter here in the Hudson Valley, and our artists-in-residence have been creating up a storm inside the workshop, too. In case you’ve missed anything from the In the Studio series this winter, here’s your required reading to catch up on before spring starts peeking around the corner.

Hudson Valley-based artist Lindsay Stern worked around the clock—often with her baby Henry strapped to her chest— to silkscreen a suite of uncanny, collaged prints that explore becoming a mother and food-supplier.

Kat LiBretto, a US and London-based artist, used experimental, painterly silkscreen techniques to make a diptych comprised of 12 gestural layers of blues inks.

Detail-oriented emerging artist Devra Fox spent hours cutting out intricate imagery for complex collaged paper installations that are based on personal history.

Mirabelle Jones, a California-based book artist whose work incorporates writing and performance, spent four weeks in our letterpress studio to print JARRING III, a project that archives the stories of 22 survivors of sexual assault.

Artist Book resident Susan Mills joined us from New York City to edition twentysix plants, a book of 26 different papers hand-made from 26 different fibers foraged at and around WSW. Her book is a reference to Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, which explores seriality, sequence, and repetition.

Merike van Zanten, a Dutch mixed media artist who began studying and making art at age 42, turned a set of encyclopedias into a 14-book series exploring visual and textual interpretations of depression.

Stay tuned, because there’s a lot more to come! There’s more info on all our residency programs and how you can apply online–and if you don’t already, you can follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram for more frequent peeks behind the scenes!