Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Don’t Miss “Celebration!” in the Big Apple

March 16, 2013
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Momentum (detail) ©2012 Marian Osher acrylic painting on canvas, 18″ x 18″

You are Invited

Marian Osher’s mixed-media painting and printmaking on canvas celebrates a broad spectrum of colors, textures and dimensions that stimulate her personal vision. Floral gifts from friends and family are reinterpreted in paintings and monotype printmaking on sculpted canvas. An avid beachcomber, Osher combines paintings of shells, real shells and sand, extending the composition onto the sides of small deep canvases. Additionally, she explores compositions with shells in monotype printmaking, building multiple levels on canvas. She hopes that viewers will feel tactile and sensory connections to their own experiences.

Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6 to 8 pm

Exhibition dates: April 2 – April 27, 2013

Location: Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 1001
(between 10th and 11th Avenue in Chelsea)

Telephone: 212-947-6100 www.ceresgallery.org
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 12 to 6 pm, Thurs 12 to 8 pm
Gallery Director and press contact: Stefany Benson
To preview the exhibition online click here.

FLOWER POWER or Creating Relief Monotypes on Sculpted Canvas for the ART*SPARKS Exhibition

March 20, 2012

"Blue Tango" ©2011 Marian Osher, relief monotype on sculpted canvas, 14" x 13"

Making relief monotypes on sculpted canvas was an experiment that turned out to be fun. Lighting the artwork on the walls and playing with the cast shadows was the icing on the cake. (more…)

Making Mixed-Media Monotypes on Canvas for the ART*SPARKS Solo Show

March 19, 2012

"Spring Recital" ©2011 Marian Osher completed mixed-media monotype on painted canvas, 11" x 14"

Marian Osher printing a monotype on her etching press. photo by Julie Hipkins

In the beginning there is only a piece of frosted mylar that I coat with gum arabic. This becomes the printing plate. Sometimes I lay a pencil sketch under the translucent mylar. Next I turn on the music and draw and paint on the mylar until I am happy with the image. The image is transferred to dampened paper with my etching press. It is always exciting to pull up the paper from the plate
and see how the print has turned out! Next, I “put the print to bed” between layers of blotters under heavy books until the next day.

Now I have to decide which parts of the print will be raised and which lowered. Then I tape the monotype to a piece of acid free foam board and CUT THROUGH THE PRINT and the foam board with a mat knife for the raised layers. This is the scary part, because once I cut, I can’t turn back. (more…)

ART*SPARKS Closing Reception

March 15, 2012
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“Dance with Me” ©2012 Marian Osher
monotype on sculpted canvas

If you haven’t seen ART*SPARKS at the Washington Printmakers Gallery, mark your calendar for a special Closing Reception with the artist, Marian Osher.

When:  Sunday March 25, 2012 from 2 to 4 pm
Where:  Washington Printmakers Gallery
8230 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD
301-273-3660  www.washingtonprintmakers.com