Magic Hand is a portrait of this uncertain time in our lives. I wanted to draw hands that have both sides of good and evil: hands that touch, fix, cure, express, fight, and pray. I used various symbolic imagery, including the "powerful hand" and the Milagros charms to represent peoples' beliefs and their cultures in this confusing time.
Currently, Black Rock Editions is working with an artist who is making large scale stone lithographs, his first ever. Jesse Howard arrived at BRE this week to begin work on a series of editions that are being published by ETC-Industries/C.Editions. Both the artist and the publisher are based in Chicago. We will be posting images and details about the project as they become available. This project is one of our most ambitious collaborations with an artist and publisher.
Mokha Laget is a New Mexico-based painter known for her geometric abstractions that utilize shaped canvas to take hard-edge color field imagery into another dimension. Her work has been exhibited internationally over the past 30 years and featured in Art in America, The New Art Examiner, The Washington Post, Art Ltd., among others. Her work is included in the collections of the Ulrich Museum, The Harnett Museum, The George Washington University, The Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, The US Department of State, The National Institutes of Health and numerous private and corporate collections around the world.
Timothy Cummings was raised in New Mexico and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1993. Cummings renders exquisitely crafterd narrative and portrait paintings on panel which decidedly defy his lack of formal training. The subjects of his work are often children and adolescents struggling with issues of sexuality and sexual orientation in an adult world.
My work is often beautiful, masking ugly histories. I keep Indigenous textiles, beads, pottery, and landscapes in my periphery when I make art. My work is the exploration of existence, time and space, woven from cultural memory and epiphany. The process is meticulous and meditative, often obsessive in mark and repetition. My personality, quirks, history, and family are inevitable influences in my life, all fundamental to how and what I create. I seek to balance the familiar and the mysterious, shared stories andsecrets." -Jordan Craig
Rebirth is a five color lithograph drawn from taxidermy unborn twin fawns. Peregrine Honig purchased the object from a toy and science store, commissioned a hand blown glass cloche, a carved wooden pedestal, and hired master photographer EG Schempf to document the sculpture. A reliquary venerating the question of when life starts and stops, Rebirth exploits antiquated technology to navigate contemporary conversation about conception and preservation.
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Jeanette Pasin Sloan
"My new print Diamonds became a perplexing problem-solving task. How to achieve the subtle surfaces of the china cups? What started as a five color print became 10 colors while we slowly built the whites and shadows with transparent layers of color. Finally it came together and often, the most difficult projects become my favorites. Diamonds is a complete collaboration between the artist and the printers. The best prints are always that. And again, for me, the ordinary became the extraordinary." - Jeanette Pasin Sloan
Human emotions are as universal as the ideals of beauty. The need to love and be loved is strongest of all. It is a theme which has preoccupied writers and artists since the beginning of culture. I return to it repeatedly, recalling characters from literature or opera. My invented portraits are nearly all solitary and often are of children. They are haunted by a solitude experienced by those who find themselves strangers in a strange land, simultaneously longing to escape and connect.
This piece is a meant to be playful social commentary that allows viewers to imagine Native peoples’ included in conversations of mainstream culture, countering stereotypes and preconceived notions of Native peoples. Our vision and intimate relationship to our communities are precisely what make Native artists the people best equipped to convey the allure, strength, and complexity of contemporary Native life.
This photo gravure features my friend, Arla Lucia Marquez (Seneca-Cayuga and Shoshone-Bannock and Blackfoot) as a Native American Wonder Woman. She serves as a reminder that Native Americans are often left out of the arc of American History, yet we are the First Americans, and the foundation of this land. As a photographer, it is important for me to visually address areas where we have been erased from history and redraft a narrative that reinforces the ways we have existed and continue to thrive. Here, self-representation through photography battles the “one-story” narrative that casts complex, living cultures into stereotypes, instead offering multi-layered visual architectures that invite viewers to abandon preconceived notions about Native art, culture, and peoples.
"Through a process of fragmentation and assembly, I visually condense my subject matter to convey the greatest artistry with minimal elements I see myself as a kind of bridge between worlds trying to find that centerline of balance It's not always easy, but I don't think it's easy for any human being." - Dan Namingha
Sergio Sánchez Santamaría
The Nahual de Tlayacapan. The Nahuals are Mexican pre-Hispanic mythical characters: they are witches, they are magicians, they are beastmen. Currently they have been almost forgotten. They could transform into various animals; Guajolotes, Roosters, Dogs, Coyotes, Donkeys, Pigs etc. I visualize the great Nahual as a humanized dog-coyote that sees you and that you do not see; the one who is there and but at the same time is not ... the Nahual is me.