Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Maggie Michael in the Studio


Last week, Maggie Michael visited the print studio at Pyramid for the first time to delve into the creation of a limited edition print. 
In the artists words: "I plan to create a work that approaches the historic clich√© of windows and painting via abstraction, layering and seriality. I look forward to working with a master printer and combining processes and composition structures by playing with screens, framing devices, piano rolls, and records. These are some of the analog objects I repurpose or freeze into still images, which contrast familiar newer technologies – like how we scroll for information and sometimes meaning." 


Maggie came into the studio ready to roll. The screens were exposed, the ink was mixed, and the mylar was awaiting its first layer of ink. It was exciting to view Maggie's process for determining which part of the image she would use. She had a viewing frame which she moved around the image, sort of like a Ouiji Board indicator. Once she found the most appealing composition, we proof printed on mylar, a transparent glassy paper. Maggie has a great sensibility for composition and concept.



Maggie Michael is easily one of the most dynamic artists in the DC Metro Area. She is represented by G Fine Art, has exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Maggie has also been the recipient of numerous awards, including the coveted Trawick prize.

Donors who contribute $250 or more will be gifted one of Maggie's limited edition prints. Help us continue to spread beauty and help people of all ages and abilities make creative connections at Pyramid Atlantic.


                   Thank you Maggie for joining us at Pyramid!
      

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