(Images: "We Watched the Water Cathedral Build and Dismantle Itself*", cyanotype, Catherine Nelson / "Presence", woodcut, Andrea Krupp)
*Title from the poem "Michael: A Sequence" by Robert Herschbach, published in Painted Bride Quarterly, Print Annual 6
Announcing the opening of Place/Process, a two-person show awarded by the Free Library of Philadelphia's Print and Picture Collection! We are honored and excited to share our newest work with you in this inspiring building. Come celebrate the opening with us on March 7 from 2-4pm. The exhibition will showcase cyanotypes (analog photos of drawings) from my first months in New Orleans and prints and paintings by Andrea Krupp from her recent residency in Iceland.
Catherine Nelson is an artist delving into the intersection of printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Her newest body of work is motivated by a sense of wonder at the everyday: a hole in a wall opens into to a wild cave, a crack in the sidewalk morphs into a nebula in another galaxy, sap crawling down a tree gives way to a volcanic eruption. Her prints build up through improvisation with materials, leveraging the power of printmaking to repeat and expand on imagery. Nelson also hand-prints a monthly zine called “Puncture” to experiment with and trade new ideas. Currently she is exploring how movement in a drawing can shape a book. She lives and works in New Orleans.
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