• DECEMBER SPOTLIGHT •

As the sun hits

Joy Garnett | Thomas Albdorf | William Powhida

Joy Garnett Deep Dish

Deep Dish is an exploration of landscape and urbanscape using the medium of digital collage. Pulling from an array of sources, including licks from my paintings, sections cropped from my street photography, and screen grabs of global conflicts found online, I play with many layers to create enigmatic works that are at once complex and immediate.”

 

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A suite of digital prints from 2018. Each print is signed, with the number/edition and date, in pencil in the lower right corner margin. Available individually for $500 each or as a folio of any 6 prints for $2,000 (packaged in a 17 x 22 inch acid-free archival portfolio interleaved with protective glassine).

 

Thomas Albdorf Former Writer: Colour on Surface

“This series integrates graffiti-related methods into my photographic and sculptural work. I investigate the relationship between pre-photographic painterly and sculptural interventions and their post-photographic digital equivalents, as well as the connection between spontaneous arrangements in public spaces and compositions staged in the studio that echo the works created outside.”

 
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These photographs are from 2013 and are pigment prints on Tekko Baryta Fine Art matte paper in an edition of 5 + 2 artist proofs. Sizes listed are in centimeters with approximate size in inches. Mounted and artist-framed without glazing.

 

Bottom row from left to right
Untitled #6, 30 x 20 cm (12 x 8 inches) $500
Untitled #7, 30 x 20 cm (12 x 8 inches) $500
Untitled #10, 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 inches) $550
Untitled #12, 30 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches) $500

Top row from left to right
Untitled #2, 40 x 30 cm (15.75 x 12 inches) $600
Untitled #1
, 113 x 85 cm (44.5 x 33.5 inches) $1,250
Untitled #3, 40 x 30 cm (15.75 x 12 inches) $600


William Powhida What is Art?

“In the fall of 2016 I was asked by artist duo Ghost of a Dream to participate in an artist trade project, Art for Artists. The trade involved making a unique multiple, or a drawing that could incorporate some forms of reproduction. I used a stencil and airbrush to create a notebook paper ground, where the shadow and edge of the paper varied with the application of the airbrush to the stencil, creating some variation within the single outline of the sheet. On each of the grounds, I responded to a question I have been asking myself for years now, ‘What is Art?’ Each response was drawn in graphite on the stenciled pages after I added the blue lines in colored pencil. The responses reflect a growing suspicion that art may not be the social or cultural ‘good’ we'd like it to be, but perhaps the by-product of social and economic forces opposed to art. Making the drawings within a solidarity economy, trading not selling, opened up a less contradictory space to make the statements, but they were made for an audience of other artists.

 

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A portfolio of 12 digital prints created in 2017, with images measuring approximately 9 x 5.5 inches on 14 x 11 inch Inkpress Duo Matte 80 bright white paper, collected in a archival folio. In an edition of 20 portfolios, each print is individually signed, dated, and numbered in pencil. $800 (plus $25 shipping in the U.S.)