Studio Sale 2016 - 20% Off Everything

My studio shelves are literally bursting with framed, ready to hang artworks waiting to grace your walls. Please consider supporting c.r.studio and our growing family (welcoming Baby #2 this Christmas!) with your holiday purchase. 

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OFFER #1

2012 : 2015 | 42°1'41"N 93°36’22”W, silkscreen, collage, ink, 36" x 27" framed, 2015

SALE: $400  Original: $500

OFFER #2

2008 : 2015 | 41°54'7"N 12°27’59"E, Reduction Woodcut, ink, cut paper, fiber,35" x 26" framed, 2015

SALE: $320 Original: $400

OFFER #3

Flame, Reduction Woodcut, 30" x 24" framed, 2008

SALE:$320 Original: $400

Studio Spotlight #7 - 2010 : 2015 | Fc : Ft

Sorry to be delinquent last week but I was hit with a nasty bug. 

All better now. So let's jump in!

Title: 2010 : 2015 | Fc : Ft 

Info: 26" x 14”, Engraving, ink, cut paper

Price: $200

Technique:

For this piece I used several techniques including engraving, cutting, ink, and drawing. Originally this print started as an engraving. I engraved onto three zinc plates using a tool called a burin. This process has been used for hundreds of years and has a rich history which I feel in love with.

Old Print [history]:

2010 : 2015 | Fc : Ft started its life as a proof. Proofs are used in printmaking to access the current state of the image and determine which areas need more fine tuning.  Every successful engraving has multiple state proofs which reveal the evolution of the image. This image is made up of three small plates aligned vertically to create the image of a braid. I created this image during an engraving workshop at Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop in 2010. The braid is a significant symbol in my work. It reoccurs time and again, in relation to my Grandmother’s death and to the fragility of textiles. 

“We are both physical and spiritual, existing within a body that grows old and eventually dies. Yet we move, we dance, we touch, we think – all things that are a far cry from dying. 
The body is locus to this transitional reality – and fabric, like our skin, and bodies, is fragile. It expresses the unique quality of impermanence, making it an apt material for the exploration of these ideas.” - Artist Statement, Catherine Reinhart

This piece was created at the same time as several pieces, which all contain hair motifs (shown below). 

2010 : 2015 | Fu:Fu - Engraving, colored pencil, cut paper, fiber, 14" x 14"

The ultimately stem from a performance piece I created while mourning my Grandmother’s death. You can learn more about a tribute here. Studio Spotlight #2 (in my blog roll) also has more information regarding this series of prints.

a tribute - performance braiding, 2011

New Life [redemption]:

In this series of reworked prints, this piece is chronologically early. I threw all I had at it - an exacto, silver ink, pencil, pen and finally, a paper hole punch! Sometimes as an artist you need pieces that aren’t precious. You need pieces that you can expend your physical, and emotional marks on without worrying about the result. This work was that for me. With this piece I was satisfied but open my drawers and they're full of failures. 

I need to learn to fail more. Or more gracefully.

I love this letter from Sol Lewitt to Eva Hesse that I stubbled upon in grad school.

“Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itchin, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rumbling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just DO!”

The Ask: 

So, if you were at all drawn to my successful failure please consider purchasing the piece for your collection. I hope that it would remind you that you are a work in progress. Just like me.

Be humble and to all my artist friends - just DO! :)

Price: $200

Contact me via the website. Directly at catherine342@gmail.com

On Instagram @ c.r.studio

Thank you.

Studio Spotlight #6 - 2009 : 2015 | Fc:Ft

Old Prints / New Life Exhibition has be taken down from Stomping Grounds. You can still read the inside scoop every Wednesday right here. All pieces are available for sale unless otherwise stated

Title: 2009 : 2015 | Fc:Ft

Info: 19” x 15”, Embossment, ink

Price: $100

Technique:

To create the original embossment for the print I carved into a Sintra (a kind of plastic) plate. I then soaked my paper and ran my Sintra plate through the press. Viola!

Old Print [history]:

This piece began with a print exchange entitled Metamorphosis. All of the participants in this exchange were former Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop Assistants. The Incredible Blake and Hannah Sanders were in charge of this exchange. I was very honored to be a part of this group:

Nick Alley, Brett Anderson, Sandra Anible, Honna Austin, Kevin Bowman, Andrew Burkitt, Andrew DeCaen, James Ehlers, Matthew Egan, Ann Flowers, Amy Foltz, Mario Kiran, Cory Knedler, Andrew Kosten, Sami Lange, Carrie Lingscheit, Emmy Lingscheit, Ashton Ludden, Rachel Madeline, Jonathan Metzger, Laura Melancon, Johanna Mueller, Meghan O’Connor, Tracy Otten, Johntimothy Pizzuto, Rodolfo Salgado, Jr., Catherine Reinhart, Brandon Sanderson, Blake Sanders, Hannah Sanders, Katy Seals, Stanley Scott, Tim Stoelting, Christopher Wallace, Josh Watts

My contribution to this printmaking portfolio was a print combining stone lithography and embossment. Here it is:

The black and white image for this work came from a textile sculpture I created during my first year of graduate school. 

For this sculpture I rust dyed white satin and then stiffened and manipulated the folds. The pieces lower to the ground were supposed to represent decay that then transformed into pure white, whole cloth. 

What I most remember about this piece is getting an honest critique. By rusting the cloth I believed that I was communicating decay or something falling apart/rotting. However, I can still remember my critiquing professor saying “this is not decay, these marks are beautiful.”

Finally, I think I am learning how to really SEE my work. Not what or where I want the work to be like. 

On a side note: I also learned how to not take myself so seriously when Will Vannerson said the final print looked like a wedding cake with seaweed…

It does, doesn’t it.

New Life [redemption]: 

The current and final addition was the black inked lines. This piece was the second in the series and I decided to challenge myself by keeping it simple. There is not much to be said (for now) about the lines themselves. However, I do seem drawn to these dashed lines. They remind me of stitches and there is a beautiful satisfaction I get from making these marks. 

I should just draw more. 

Inspiration: 

The Title:

Started in 2009 and finished in 2015 the source of the second half of this title come from the Forms of Japan book again. Fc : Ft is short for Forms of Change : Forms of Transfiguration. 

Yuichiro Kojiro, Forms in Japan, trans. Kenneth Yasuda (Honolulu: East-West Center Press, 1965)

A pdf of the full text can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. The list is on page 19 of the original text, page 23 of the pdf. The list alone can also be found here.

Richard Serra "Verb List Compilation: Actions to Relate to Oneself" 1967-68

The two lists on the same page, on Joshua Hart's Web site: www.joshuahart.org

The embossment of the floating fabric with the thin triangle represents the Trinity and the transforming power of the Gospel of Christ. Again, this piece is an amalgam of sources from my history as a maker. 

This iterative studio process allows me to revisit imagery time after time, exploring the complicated relationships between concepts and processing them with my mind. 

The Ask: 

This piece is simple and minimal but loaded with history. And at $100 it is a steal…

I actually know just who I will ask to buy this one.

Price: $100

Contact me via the website. Directly at catherine342@gmail.com

On Instagram @ c.r.studio

Thank you.

Studio Spotlight #5 - Forms of Arrangement: of surfeit - SDA Emerging Voices Award

I am taking a brief reprieve from my series Old Prints/ New Life to bring you some great news! As you may have seen on my social media, I was honored to receive the Surface Design Association’s Emerging Voices award for my work in the Fiber Focus 2015 Exhibition at Art Saint Louis. This exhibition was part of the Innovations in Textiles X Conference that my studio intern and I attended this past weekend.

Here is one of the pieces from that show.

Title: Forms of Arrangement: of surfeit

Info: 22” x 20”, hand dyed velvet, silk and gold threads

Price: $400

Technique: 

This piece was created using a technique that I have been working with for sometime now. It utilizes a water soluble fabric stabilizer used commonly in machine embroidery. Coupled with free motion stitching, I have created a piece of lush and abundant color.  

Inspiration: 

A note about the title: Forms of Arrangement: of surfeit is adapted from a list I found several years ago.  

Yuichiro Kojiro, Forms in Japan, trans. Kenneth Yasuda (Honolulu: East-West Center Press, 1965)

A pdf of the full text can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. The list is on page 19 of the original text, page 23 of the pdf. The list alone can also be found here.

Richard Serra "Verb List Compilation: Actions to Relate to Oneself" 1967-68

The two lists on the same page, on Joshua Hart's Web site: www.joshuahart.org

This piece was created and exhibited in my 2014 solo exhibition home[maker]  at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, IA. It began with a piece of velvet from my unfinished projects box. (You’ve got one too) For this piece I used rich colors and luxurious materials to symbolize the blessings I have been given. Upon reflecting about my exhibition I was thankful for the gifts of my family and friends. I then created this piece from a place of hope and joy. 

It seems to visually resemble a few more pieces I have created as well. 

whisper of splendor | workings of light: MFA Thesis exhibition. Immersive textile installation. 2012.

a thing hidden, in progress. 2015.

How curious it is when the work seems to generate itself and you can learn to trust your instinct to create.  

The Ask:

I am so thankful that this lovely little piece is getting some recognition. This piece is a rich square of yellow goodness that warms and invites my attention every time I look at it.  Please consider having it grace your walls, reminding you of the rich blessings you have as well.

Also, I am pleased to announce that I have sold (at least) one piece from this show. It goes to a dear friend who had this to say about the piece

“I'm really drawn to art that has a personally meaningful sense of place and time associated with it. A lot of midwest/iowa-inspired art I see reminds me seem to be based on some caricature of the midwest as a whole that could have taken place anywhere and ends up being un-relatable to me. Iowa will always be a big part of my heart and I thought it would be nice to have a piece that was inspired by and in some way representative of Iowa that I could take with me wherever I move or end up eventually.” 

In addition, every piece I have talked about has stirred up some level of interest ($) and encouragement. Thank you. 

And don’t wait…

They seem to be going like hot cakes. 

Price: $400

Contact me via the website. Directly at catherine342@gmail.com

On Instagram @ c.r.studio

Thank you

Solo Exhibition - Old Prints / New Life

Installation for my new exhibition of drawings begins in about a week. 

Crunch time.

Old Prints / New Life

Stomping Grounds - Ames, IA

Aug. 29th thru Oct. 11th, 2015

All works are FOR SALE. Support a local artist and fill your home with hope. This exhibition will be up during the Ames Area Studio Tour, supported by the Ames Area Art Council. I will have my home studio open in addition to this collection of new works at Stomping Grounds. 

{Please join me}

Some wonderful framing going on here........... Beautiful things are coming. Don't miss it!

Some wonderful framing going on here........... Beautiful things are coming. Don't miss it!

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