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Required Reading: Fall In the Studio Wrap Up


Since launching our In the Studio series this autumn, we’ve been delivering glimpses into our resident artists’ projects and processes. With winter approaching, here’s a fall In the Studio wrap-up in case you’ve missed anything:

Cheryl Paswater, a New York City-based painter by training, discovered that chine colle was the secret to translating her bold, deep color into woodcuts that use a playful lexicon of pseudo-abstract forms.

Photographer Liza Macrae explored the arduous photogravure process to print black and white photographs of her family that capture moments both beautiful and unsettling.

We welcomed back Minneapolis-based artist Sarah Peters for her second WSW artist book residency, during which she editioned The Moon Has No Weather. Her elegant book incorporates text, found scientific papers, and a cast paper card resembling the moon’s surface to explore the idea of the moon as “an everlasting container of information.” Read about her process, her previous WSW project, and her completed book here and here.

Audrey Hurd, and emerging Canadian artist, silkscreened a human-sized halftone of an urn on six-by-six inch ceramic tiles, meditating on transformation, materials, and loss.

Clay-based installation artist Shu-Mei Chan explored ideas of presence and permanence by accumulating small bone-like ceramic sticks into a “sheet” on our laundry line behind the studio.

Alison Byrnes, an American living and teaching in India, editioned Scientific Theories Once Widely Believed, Since Proven Wrong, a cheeky visual history of some of our most spectacular ancient and early modern scientific failures. The book, finished just last week, features 10 illustrated scientific theories in Alison’s colorful, flattened, quirky style. Read about her process here, and her finished book here.

For five short weeks, Lucy Turner joined us from Ireland and drew inspiration in her daily walks around Rosendale to create organic, multi-layer etchings exploring humans in relationship to their surrounds.

New York City-based photographer and bookbinder Katrina Kiapos spent all day in the dark treating paper with her own home-cooked emulsion to immerse herself deeply in the photo-printing process.

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, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more frequent peeks behind the scenes!

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