Jonas Wood was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and received his MFA from the University of Washington. His work has been shown in galleries in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, as well as in numerous public collections, such as The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Wood recently had a solo exhibition at the Lever House Art Collection, New York, as well as a High Line billboard commission. His public projects include a facade mural at LA><ART in Los Angeles and a Terrazzo floor at the Taschen store in Berlin. Wood lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, and Gagosian Gallery.
French Open, 2012 Four pass letterpress print. 8 x 11 inches Edition of 20.
Hammer Interior, 2016 19 pass letterpress print. 11.25 x 20.75 inches Edition of 20.
Photos: David Roy
Brian Sharp is an Ohio born Los Angeles artist. He has recently participated in exhibitions at Wallspace NYC, Laurel Gitlen NYC, Fourteen 30, Portland Oregon, Grice Bench, 356 S. Mission Road, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. In addition, he has had an exhibition at NON-OBEJCTIF SUD, Tulette, France.
Four letterpress prints with a folio hand-printed with potato by the artist.
Untitled (1), 2013 Letterpress two pass print 11 x 15 inches Edition of 20.
Untitled (2), 2013 Letterpress two pass print 11 x 15 inches Edition of 20.
Untitled (3), 2013 Letterpress two pass print 11 x 15 inches Edition of 20.
Untitled (4), 2013 Letterpress two pass print 11 x 15 inches Edition of 20.
Photos: David Roy
Complete set of prints with folio.
Folio hand-printed by the artist.
Untitled ( 2 )
Untitled ( 3 )
Untitled ( 4 )
Bart Exposito was born in Amarillo, Texas. He received his BFA from the University of Texas, Austin (1998) and MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (2000). He has exhibited nationally in galleries and museums including the Nerman Museum, Overland Park, Kansas; Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles; Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles; Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles; Claremont Graduate University; Galerie Grimm/Rosenfeld, Münich, Germany; and Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany. In 2009, Exposito was included in the exhibition Abstract America at the Saatchi Gallery, London (catalogue). Public collections include Bank of America, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, and Saatchi Gallery, London. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Thomas Solomon Gallery in 2014, and Strange Alphabets, at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in 2015.Bart Exposito lives outside of Santa Fe New Mexico and teaches at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Untitled, 2013 Five pass letterpress print 7.75 x 9.75 inches Edition of 20.
Photos: David Roy
Harsh Patel is an artist and graphic designer living and working in Los Angeles. His 3DX label houses independent work across print ephemera. Black & White is his studio presence, collecting commissioned and collaborative work. He has had his work in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Young Art, and recently had an exhibition at STL LA in Los Angeles, and Artspace NZ.
"Harsh Patel moves fluidly between media formats, working as both designer and artist. Deeply invested in the specificity of subcultural codes, he deliberately uses design to frustrate legibility and circulation rather than ensure that field’s traditional expectations of effective communication. He often produces books or posters in tiny editions that are only distributed by him personally, if distributed at all. For this exhibition Patel presents two new letterpress prints, Cobra (3DX 43) and Plaza (3DX 44), both 2014, which incorporate, respectively, a quote by Noel Gallagher that addresses cult value and the mainstream, and a surly review of an Oasis album by mononymous ex-Felt singer Lawrence."
Cobra (3DX 43), 2014 Letterpress three pass print 11 x 17 inches Edition of 20.
Plaza (3DX 44), 2014 Letterpress three pass print 11 x 17 inches Edition of 20.
Photos: David Roy
Cobra (3DX 43)
Plaza (3DX 44)
Lecia Dole-Recio was born in San Francisco, California, and received her BFA at Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. She has had solo exhibitions at The Secession, Vienna; Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Casey Kaplan, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; and the Galerie Stephan Adamski, Aachen. Dole-Recio has had work shown extensively in group exhibitions throughout the US and also in Europe, including the Whitney Biennial, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Untitled (1), 2014 Letterpress three pass print 8.5 x 11 inches Edition of 30.
Untitled (2), 2014 Letterpress two pass print 8.5 x 11 inches Edition of 30.
Untitled (3), 2014 Letterpress two pass print 8.5 x 11 inches Edition of 30.
Untitled (4), 2014 Letterpress two pass print 8.5 x 11 inches Edition of 30.
Untitled (5), 2014 Letterpress two pass print 8.5 x 11 inches Edition of 30.
Photos: David Roy
Complete folio with five prints included.
Alison Saar & Evie Shockley
Alison Saar creates artworks that frequently transform found objects to reflect themes of cultural and social identity, history, and religion.
Saar credits her mother, acclaimed collagist and assemblage artist Betye Saar, with exposing her to metaphysical and spiritual traditions. Assisting her father, Richard Saar, a painter and art conservator, in his restoration shop inspired her learning and curiosity about other cultures.
Saar studied studio art and art history at Scripps College in Claremont, California, receiving a BA in art history in 1978. In 1981 she earned her MFA from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. In 1983, Saar became an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, incorporating found objects from the city environment. Saar completed another residency in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1985, which augmented her urban style with Southwest Native American and Mexican influences.
Saar’s style encompasses a multitude of personal, artistic, and cultural references that reflect the plurality of her own experiences. Her sculptures, installations, and prints incorporate found objects including rough-hewn wood, old tin ceiling panels, nails, shards of pottery, glass, and urban detritus. The resulting figures and objects become powerful totems exploring issues of gender, race, heritage, and history. Saar’s art is included in museums and private collections across the U.S.
Evie Shockley has published multiple books of poetry, including "the new black" (Wesleyan, 2011), winner of the Black Caucus of ALA’s Literary Award for Poetry, and "a half-red sea" (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), in addition to two chapbooks. Her newest title "semiautomatic," was published in September 2017 from Wesleyan. She also has a book of criticism, "Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry" (Iowa, 2011). Shockley has had essays and reviews published in such journals as Callaloo, African American Review, and Indiana Review. Her poetry has appeared in MELUS, Harvard Review, Columbia Poetry Review, and in the anthology "Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry," among many other publications. Shockley has sat on a number of panels and given many presentations at a variety of conferences including MLA, the American Studies Association Conference, and the American Literature Association. She has read at the Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Barnard College, University of New Mexico, and at a number of other universities and literary venues. Shockley received the 2012 Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize, awarded to "a single poet of special merit" by the faculty of Princeton University’s creative writing program. Shockley was The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Poetry .
Shockley received her BA in English from Northwestern University, followed by a JD from University of Michigan Law School, before earning her MA and PhD from Duke University. She is assistant professor in the English department at Rutgers University.
semiautomatic (Wesleyan University Press, 2017) the new black (Wesleyan University Press, 2011) 31 words * prose poems (Belladonna* Books, 2007) a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006)
For Shockley’s recent collection of poems, “semiautomatic,” Saar contributed a series of drawings for the chapter “the topsy suite” with writings based on the character of Topsy from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” That collaborative energy led to this print, which features imagery by Saar, and words by Shockley.
Evie’s poem on the broadside from semiautomatic (Wesleyan University Press, 2017):
stop : meet with me here, weapons at rest, on this stage of reciprocal dreaming : you imagine you hear my desperate breathing : and i, your eardrum, a small heart, beating
Alison and Evie Broadside, 2018 3 pass linoleum and letterpress on French Paper 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm) Edition of 60 / Signed and numbered
Steve Roden is a visual and sound artist from los angeles, living in pasadena. his work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, text and performance.
He is currently represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. In 2013, Roden's work was featured in a two-person exhibition with Jenny Perlin at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH and in a solo exhibition at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA. In 2010, a mid-career survey of Roden's work was presented at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, curated by Howard Fox. Solo exhibitions include the Creative Media Center, City University of Hong Kong; the Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA; the Chinati Foundation, Marfa; the Henry Art Museum, Seattle; the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens; the San Francisco Art Institute; the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and Science; the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs; and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, among others.
His work has been included in exhibitions at the Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco; the Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas; the Mercosur Biennial in Porto Allegre, Brazil; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; the Serpentine Gallery, London; the Drawing Room, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla; the Sculpture Center, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou Museum, Paris; the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles & Miami MOCA, Miami, the Drawing Center, New York. Steve Roden was also a recent recipient of the 2011 Artist Grant of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and recently of a California Community Foundation Getty Fellowship Grant.
This print is from the 2016 exhibition: “A Year Without Painting” Susanne Vielmeter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles. "the streets are made of pistachio", 2015, Letterpress, ink, collage, sumi ink, watercolor, pencil, and crayons, 23.25" H x 29.25"W framed, Photo Credit: Jeff McLane.
the streets are made of pistachio
the streets are made of pistachio, 2015, Letterpress, ink, collage, sumi ink, watercolor, pencil, and crayons, 23.25" H x 29.25"W framed, Photo Credit: Jeff McLane.