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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

This is the first digitally produced portfolio published by American Abstract Artists. All past portfolios—1937, 1987, 1997—were produced using various forms of lithography and means of transferring image to plate. Unlike traditional printmaking, the digital inkjet process does not involve a physical matrix from which ink is transferred to paper. This marks both a technical and a conceptual shift in printmaking. Our choice of the medium situates this portfolio squarely in the current century and is an indication of the group's forward momentum.

The artists were asked to provide a digital file meeting predetermined specifications, yet no restrictions were placed on how the file could be created. The digital process enabled a wide variety of approaches that include abstract and documentary photography, scanning of flat-work made expressly for the project, digital compositing and image manipulation, as well as the use of vector-based software and hand-coded algorithms. The results are as varied as the artists' individual sensibilities.

This edition consists of 75 numbered copies and one printer's proof. Each print has been individually signed and numbered by the artist. Ten additional copies designated AP (Artist's Proof) have been reserved for each artist. All prints are dated 2012. Print size is 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches.

This edition was printed at Supreme Digital in Brooklyn, New York by Brendan Carney and Elizabeth Haberkorn on Epson Hot Press Natural and Epson Cold Press Natural papers on an Epson Stylus Pro 11880 printer using UltraChrome K3 inks with Vivid Magenta and interleaved with Photo-tex tissue.

The case was made by Portfoliobox, Inc. in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Published by American Abstract Artists, 2012, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the founding of AAA. All participating artists were active members at the time of publication.

Alice Adams, Beaded Circle
Siri Berg, It's all about Color II
Emily Berger, untitled
Susan Bonfils, untitled
Power Boothe, untitled
Henry Brown, Limitless
Kenneth Bushnell, EDC: AAA
James O. Clark, untitled
Gabriele Evertz, untitled
John Goodyear, Abstract-Impressionism–After Seurat
Gail Gregg, Delicious
James Gross, Chapel
Lynne Harlow, Golondrinas
Mara Held, Bize II
Daniel G. Hill, untitled
Gilbert Hsiao, Disco 3000
Phillis Ideal, Shadow Works #1
Julian Jackson, April Study 7
James JuszczykHeaven's Veil
Cecily Kahn, untitled
Steve Karlik, Flyer
Marthe Keller, Lou! Lou!
Irene Lawrence, Settings for 3 Seas
Jane Logemann, Famine-Korean Candle-Hebrew
Vincent Longo, untitled
David Mackenzie, untitled
Stephen Maine, untitled
Katinka Mann, untitled
Nancy Manter, Every Night
Creighton Michael, Tapestry 3610
Manfred Mohr, untitled
Hiroshi Murata, Red Sankaku
John Phillips, Jill
Lucio Pozzi, Summer Noon
Leo Rabkin, Wire: Stainless Steel, Copper
Ce Roser, Boxed Lightning
David Row, Quanta
Edward Shalala, untitled
Robert Storr, untitled
Robert Swain, untitled
Clover Vail, untitled
Vera Vasek, January 10, 2012
Don Voisine, Over Under
Stephen Westfall, Rose Mirror
Jeanne Wilkinson, An Ab 2–Composite
Mark Williams, untitled
Thornton Willis, untitled
Nola Zirin, untitled
This is the first digitally produced portfolio published by American Abstract Artists.

 

AAA 2012 Print Portfolio

November 1 - November 16, 2013


Alice Adams
Ce Roser
Cecily Kahn
Clover Vail
Creighton Michael
Daniel G. Hill
David Mackenzie
David Row
Don Voisine
Edward Shalala
Emily Berger
Gabriele Evertz
Gail Gregg
Gilbert Hsiao
Henry Brown
Hiroshi Murata
Irene Lawrence
James Gross
James Juszczyk
James O. CLark
Jane Loegmann
Jeanne WIlkinson
John Goodyear
John Phillips
Julian Jackson
Katinka Mann
Kenneth Bushnell
Leo Rabkin
Lucio Pozzi
Lynne Harlow
Manfred Mohr
Mara Held
Mark Williams
Marthe Keller
Nancy Manter
NOla Zirin
Phillis Ideal
Power Boothe
Robert Storr
Robert Swain
Siri Berg
Stephen Maine
Stephen Westfall
Steve Karlik
Susan Bonfils
Thornton Willis
Vera Vasek
Vincent Longo

 

Calendar

  • January 20 - February 25, 2012: Redefining the Multiple: Thirteen Japanese Printmakers

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