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"Nancy Graves: The Pilchuck Series"
2007-10-20 until 2007-11-19
Leslie Sacks Fine Art
Los Angeles, CA, USA United States of America

This exhibition, Nancy Graves: The Pilchuck Series at Leslie Sacks through November 19, 2007, features 7 works from the Pilchuck Series, executed in 1992. The complete list of plant material utilized in the series is as follows: alder, baby's breath, baneberry, blackberry, black-cap raspberry, black-eyed Susan, cedar, cosmos, dahlia, daisy, deer fern, Douglas fir, elderberry, forget-me-not, goldenrod, huckleberry, horsetail, larkspur, lemon lily, lupine, pansy, Scotch broom, sword fern, thistle, tiger lily, yarrow.

“While an artist-in-residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, Graves completed this series of monotypes in which she used embossing to introduce organic form directly into her prints. Working with master printer Cate Brigden, the artist selected a variety of plants from the grounds of the school, including a large number of flowers and berries, and placed them on a glass plate, which she then ran through an etching press. The pressure accentuated the subtlety and variety of the organic forms and extracted their natural colors. Graves added watercolor to certain works in the series after printing to balance the random stains of natural color.”

Thomas Padon, Nancy Graves: Excavations in Print

IMAGE
Nancy GRAVES (1940-1995)
Untitled (XII/02/92), from the Pilchuck Series, 1992
Monotype with watercolor
28 5/6 x 22 1/2 inches, Rives BFK white paper
Signed 'N.S. Graves' and dated in pencil upper right


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