Saturday, March 14, 2015

What does the white light mean?

:: Reading Variations, in progress, 2015 ::

Still working on this piece titled Reading Variations. It's starting to come together. 

What does a mist or white light mean?
What does a single white light on a boat mean?
What does the white light mean?

:: detail, letterpress on frosted mylar over letterpress print on paper ::

:: detail, in progress ::

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Reading Variations II

This is a letterpress print of the drawing from the previous post.

:: Reading Variations, letterpress print on paper, 2015 ::

:: detail ::

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Reading Variations

 :: gouache on paper ::

I'm working on a piece for an upcoming show titled Reading Variations. It's actually a collaboration with my father. We are both looking at the same piece of writing and responding to it. This drawing is part of my side of the project. 

Now I'm working on turning it into a print.

 :: hand-cut printing matrices on boxcar base ::

:: first layer, letterpress print in process ::

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Last weekend to see Distant Operator

This is the last weekend to catch my solo exhibition, Distant Operator, at Napoleon Gallery. The gallery is open Saturday and Sunday, from 2-6pm. 

 :: detail of Distant Operator wall ::

 :: detail of Distant Operator wall ::

 :: Ka, paper clay and nail polish, 2015 ::




Thursday, January 22, 2015

IPCNY 50|50 New Prints 2015/ Winter Opens Tonight

The International Print Center New York's 50|50 New Prints/2015 Winter opens tonight in Manhattan. Grid is included in the exhibition which will run January 15 through March 14, 2015.

IPCNY's New Prints program works puts together beautiful exhibitions of new print work. In a statement regarding this exhibition, the 50th of its kind, the gallery notes...

"Opening IPCNY's 15th Anniversary year, 50/50: New Prints 2015/Winter is the fiftieth in this unique exhibition series. With all prints required to have been made within the past year, these shows bring to the fore new trends, talents and techniques as they emerge in the field of contemporary printmaking. Many mediums of printmaking are represented, including etching, lithography, silkscreen, and relief." (and letterpress!)

Thrilled to again be a part of one of IPCNY's New Prints program. Thank you!
 :: Marianne Dages, Grid, letterpress print, 2014 ::

:: more work from 50 | 50, including work (l to r) by Szilvia Revesz, Ross Racine, and Jennifer Marshall  ::

:: I spy Grid in the upper right hand corner! ::

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Geist Magazine Review of Distant Operator

A well-written and insightful review of Distant Operator by Evan Paul Laudenslager for Geist Magazine. I think the greatest experience of this show has been to have access to writer's perspective of what they seeing. I feel very close to this work, it can be difficult to talk about it. Reading these points of view is a rare and challenging thing. Thank you.

:: on the left, Aleut, on the right, White Lepiota ::

" A success of the work is an emphasis on variety of process. Dages has worked mainly in printmaking, photography, and book arts. These processes clearly influence the narrative display of the work, and reaching connections between pieces both aesthetically and in process is intuitive and enjoyable for the eye. The materiality of her pieces correlates to her love of books: bone, ink, lead, and thread all feature prominently. Even these objects reach a higher significance under Distant Operator’sthemes; the mortal utility of bone, the toxic allure of lead, or the permanence of ink. These executions are fluid and varied, charcoal rubbings and darkroom prints made without cameras and using only photographic chemicals become visually interchangeable while staying theoretically disparate. "

Read More HERE

- "MARIANNE DAGES EXPLORES MYTH, TRANSLATION IN DISTANT OPERATOR AT NAPOLEON GALLERY" by Evan Paul Laudenslager, Geist Magazine

:: handmade paper, carbon, gouache ::