CRAIG STOVER: PRINTS

Artist Talk: October 29, 2pm

ARTICLE BY EDITH NEWHALL ON CRAIG STOVER EXHIBIT PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Prints as individual as fingerprints

Craig Stover’s unique artist proof linocut print on paper “Fight Club” (2017), at Jed Williams Gallery.

Jed Williams Gallery, which has never before devoted itself to a show of prints, has now given its small white space over to Craig Stover’s vividly colored linocut prints, displayed unframed in floor-to-ceiling grids. His semi-representational images reference historical works he admires — Picasso and Matisse are obvious influences — but they are also said to contain hidden autobiographical elements.

Rather than produce multiple editions of any given print, Stover makes unique artist proofs by varying the colors for the prints and the sequences in which they are applied. In other words, there is no official edition of any image. Each unframed unique print is $200.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND THE ARTICLE ONLINE HERE: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/mark-mahosky-fleisher-ollman-drexel-pearlstein-gallery-20171018.html?mobi=true

 

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JWG is pleased to present its first showing of Craig Stover’s printmaking work. The exhibit features 178 unique artist proof prints from Craig Stover’s studio, along with several framed pieces.  This is the first time that Jed Williams Gallery presents an exhibit devoted exclusively to printmaking.

ABOUT CRAIG STOVER

“I knew that I wanted to become an artist at the age of 16. My work has taken many twists and turns over the years but through it all, I’ve held on to my love of making pictures. I enjoy the process of creating images that emerge from my imagination while keeping an eye on art history and current art theory. Preferring to work in series, I have enjoyed making images based on themes like The Three Graces, Adam and Eve, Odalisques, Saturn and various other mythologies. After 2001, two new themes that came from my imagination that proved pivotal in my work emerged: Imaginary Botanicals and Phantom Animals. Through all of this, I feel that my work remains both autobiographical and socially introspective.

I have also had the pleasure of working with many arts organizations in Philadelphia such as Creative Artists Network (now the Center for Emerging Visual Artists), The Philadelphia Art Alliance, The Avenue of the Arts, the Snyderman-Works Galleries, Woodmere Museum of Art, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, the Academy of Natural Sciences, The Fairmount Art Center, Manayunk Arts Center, and The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. I currently hold the position of Executive Director of Allens Lane Art Center and teach printmaking at Haverford College.”

–quoted from Craig Stover’s website: picturemaker.com

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