Today's postings

  1. [Baren 23504] Attn: Colleen Corradi (Bette Wappner)
  2. [Baren 23505] Re: exchange 18a (FurryPressII #
  3. [Baren 23506] Karen Kunc's printing technique ("April Vollmer")
  4. [Baren 23507] Re: Karen Kunc's printing technique (Wanda)
  5. [Baren 23508] Re: Karen Kunc's printing technique (Myron Turner)
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Message 1
From: Bette Wappner
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 13:29:41 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [Baren 23504] Attn: Colleen Corradi
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Please pardon my little request.

Would Colleen Corradi because contact me offlist?

Thank you so much!

Bette Wappner

To Bareners: David Bull's newest Surimono print is awesome.

I am still goosebumpy over it.
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Message 2
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 20:03:54 EST
Subject: [Baren 23505] Re: exchange 18a
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no problem Dan i was out of town for a month just hopeing i did not miss

john center

p.s. off doing research for "shunga shunga, or more shunga"
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Message 3
From: "April Vollmer"
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 21:01:20 -0500
Subject: [Baren 23506] Karen Kunc's printing technique
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>April, do you think she is doing her own printing? I know she's a busy
>printmaker & I just wonder....


Sure she does! There is no way someone else could do all the special
stencils and local area printing she does. Her images grow out of the way
she works. I took a class with her once and she showed me how she does it.
At the time, I told her her work would look great waterbase because of her
delicate colors and areas of gradation printing (bokashi).

Now I see the waterbase prints she made in Nagasawa and I was right! They
are pretty fabulous. She is planning to come to the show at 55 Mercer next
Saturday, so I hope to see her then.

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Message 4
From: Wanda
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 23:58:04 -0800
Subject: [Baren 23507] Re: Karen Kunc's printing technique
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Thank you *so* much for this clarification, April! I have admired Karen
Kunc's work for a long time - but after seeing a book about modern
printmakers and some of their methods - I got to wondering about a lot of
things. For me, it makes the work more meaningful to know that the
printmaker is not only directly involved, but is actually doing the work
herself. There was a little movie on the web last year or the year before
about her work & she had an assistant helping her in that clip. It was a
*huge* print though - probably too big for her to manually lift & place on
the press bed. Not waterbase, evidently!

The photos of the show were great! Glad to see your work on those walls!
Congratulations! We are all proud of you.

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Message 5
From: Myron Turner
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 05:52:31 -0600
Subject: [Baren 23508] Re: Karen Kunc's printing technique
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I think she regularly employs an assistant. There isn't anything wrong
with that, do you think? Picasso had his linocuts printed for him and many
well known artists from the 20th century worked in printmaking studios with
master printers. And then there was the discussion we had last year about
Helen Frankenthaler, whose blocks were both cut for her and printed for
her. This past week, printing on a 40 inch sheet of Rives BFK, my old
tennis elbow could sure have used an assistant!