Monday, January 31, 2011

New work/ exhibit: FANTASTIC STANZAS at Anchor Graphics

  Julia V. Hendrickson, "B-b-but, I d-d-didn't mean..." (2009-2011)
Photo polymer etching in blue-grey ink, with collage, on cream paper
3.5" x 5" (image), 8" x 10" (sheet)

 I am very excited to announce the following solo exhibition of my recent print-collage work! More here.

February 4th–March 26th, 2011
Opening reception, Thursday, February 10th, from 5:00-7:00pm
Anchor Graphics
263 S. Wabash Ave, Room 201
Opening soon at Anchor Graphics, Julia V. Hendrickson presents new work in the solo exhibition FANTASTIC STANZAS. These hyper-realistic photographic prints, collaged with the graphic, overblown qualities of cartoon imagery, are surreal paradises where logic exists in a constant state of warfare with elements of the unknown. Futuristic machines assemble in peripheries, lurking with a subtle violence that is subverted only by the presence of satire and play. Small objects are made monumental, skewing perception of the visual space and placing them outside of time. Each scene is a constructed illusion—stanzas brimming with narrative implications—filled with poetic fragments of an unfamiliar everyday.

Anchor Graphics is a not-for-profit fine art press that brings together, under professional guidance, a diverse community of youth, emerging and established artists, and the public to advance the fine art of printmaking by integrating education with the creation of prints. Anchor Graphics is a program of the Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago.

FANTASTIC STANZAS will be on view Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm and Sat. 2pm - 5pm, through Saturday, March 26th.

 Julia V. Hendrickson, "gymnasts flung across the diabolic cutlery of sunny rivers" (2011)
Photopolymer etching in brown ink with collage on Japanese paper
5 x 7" (plate), 9 x 12" (sheet)

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