The Collector's Print is a chance for you to collect a limited edition, hand-pulled print at a great price by an established artist chosen by APS each year. Proceeds will support the mission and operations of the studio.
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2012 Collector's Print - Jason Kofke
2011 Collector's Print - Omar Richardson
2010 Collector's Print - Stephanie Smith
2009 Collector's Print - Ruth Laxson
THE 2012 PRINT
"Everything Will Be OK (Module) 2008" by Jason Kofke
Size: 12x18 inch etching
Edition of 25
Image: 2 plates, 2 colors
Jason Kofke understands a culture by images of what has been abandoned, discarded, or abrogated. He uses art as salvage ethnography to attribute meaning to events of the past. His projects empathize with communal historical experiences and attempt to make sense of the present through a re-exploration of a common history.
Everything Will Be OK, Module, 2008 is an image of a component of the international space station. This module, constructed in Japan and named Kibo was launched and installed in 2008 via Japans Aerospace agency, JAXA. During one of Kofkes residencies in Japan, he was invited to tour the space center and was allowed to explore a reconstruction of this pressurized living module, capturing this image. An etching of this image exemplifies Kofkes artistic interests: the use of old media in an attempt to explain or preserve new media. The title frames the image and our associations and conceptions of past, present, and future humans in space.
THE 2011 PRINT
"Personal Language" by Omar Richardson is a two color woodblock print.
Edition of 25, price is $300
Image Size: Width 21 3/4 x Height 31 1/2
Paper Size: Width 29 1/2 x Height 41 1/2
Omar Richardson was born in Nassau, Bahamas in an area called Bain Town also known as West Street. After high school he continued on to the College of the Bahamas, where he studied painting and ceramics. With encouragement from his instructors to further his education abroad Omar transferred to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he completed a B.F.A. in painting and a minor in printmaking. He continued at SCAD earning a M.F.A. in printmaking and an M.A. in commercial photography.
I am interested in cultural and personal symbolism and its relation to the human condition. The human condition is very closely related to human emotions. The key concepts in my work are memory, reflection, loss and re-invention. Focusing on what is lurking beneath the surface, Omars work captures the complexities of cultural emotions and reflects his life experiences. It is through a windstorm of emotions that he has found his voice and pushes his, as he journeys through love lost, friendships and most of all, the pain, reflection and memories of death that reveal both the frailty and the strength of the human condition.
THE 2010 PRINT
This beautiful, hand-pulled print entitled "Trap" is an 8 x 12 multi-block linocut created in our studio by APS founding president, Stephanie Smith. It is a limited edition of 25, priced at $250. Proceeds benefit the programs of APS.
My work is concerned with narrative and symbolism. It is an investigation of images of personal significance and an attempt to translate the personal into a universal reading by using symbols and metaphor. Visual storytellers Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel, as well as comix and graphic artists, are an influence in much of my work. The visual iconography of medieval woodcuts and altarpieces serve as inspiration and a system of communication based on images and commonly understood symbols as opposed to reliance on the written word.
Stephanie Smith is an accomplished printmaker who earned her MFA in printmaking from the University of Georgia and BFA from the Atlanta College of Art. She is the founding president of Atlanta Printmakers Studio and is a Lecturer at the University of West Georgia where she teaches Drawing, Design, and Printmaking as well as serving as Gallery Director. In 2010 and 2009 Stephanie was an artist in residence at the Hambidge Center for Creative Studies in Rabun Gap, GA and in 2003 was awarded a KBFUS Cultural Exchange Grant and traveled to Belgium, Holland, and France. While in Belgium she was an artist in residence at the Frans Masereel Centrum where she completed several prints. Her work has been in numerous group and solo exhibitions and was recently selected as one of 6 printmakers to represent the United States in the 1st MAAPS International Printmaking Exhibition which traveled in Canada, South Korea, and China. Stephanies work is represented in the collections of the Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, King and Spalding, DeKalb Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts Council, Hastings College, the University of Dallas, and the University of Georgia Presidents Collection, among others.
THE 2009 PRINT
Our first Collector's Print was created by one of Atlanta's most noted and loved artists. This print is a limited edition etching called "Just a Note" by Ruth Laxson. (Order form is below).
"This etching is a poetic effort to retrieve the joy of mail hand delivered by the postman" says Laxson, "and an attempt to foster the survival of the handwritten page." Communication is a major theme of Laxsons work. She uses language as a working material. Automatic writing and pattern poetry are the hallmarks of Laxsons artistic style as she merges text and image into text as image.
Size: 15h x 18w
Edition of 50 signed by Ruth Laxson
Intaglio: copper plate etching, with hard ground, aquatint and chine colle
Hand printed with the artist at Atlanta Printmakers Studio
RUTH LAXSON, with a national reputation for her artists books, is featured in many important collections. Ruths work appears in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, The Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tate Museum, London, Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design , Yale University Fine Art & Architecture Library, Getty Center Museum, CA, Sackner Collection, Miami, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the High Museum, Atlanta, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. Ruth is represented by Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta.