"Fish Tales and Scales" -2016
A show of my latest gyotaku prints will be on exhibit at Becky Gallery Nov 4- 29, 2016
Come to the Opening Reception . First Friday . Nov 4 . 5-7 pm
-To start the "all salmon fest", I'm bringing my "Hot" smoked salmon dip and cold smoked salmon Lachs from this years harvest!
Fish Printing Demo at 6pm
Second Friday . Nov 11 . 5-7 pm
-Come see how its done! I have a little flounder in the freezer but hope to score a salmon from the hatchery for the demo. Should be fun!
Becky Gallery located in the Olympic Center at 36th and Arctic Blvd, is owned by ceramic artist Becky Grunder. Click on her website link to check out her gorgeous stuff . The gallery space is housed in the front portion of her working ceramic studio. She's been exhibiting artist work in her gallery since summer and has graciously invited me to have this show in November.
The gallery will be open 5-7pm First and Second Friday and open on most weekdays when she's in there working or call her for an appointment to have a look at the show. Becky 907 244-0707
There is always a "tale" for every fish caught and gyotaku prints tell it so well. Gyotaku prints capture the beautiful line and shape of fish and brings to the viewer the experience of its' actual size like no other art form. I am always surprised when I start printing of how big a piece of paper I need, and then surprised again when I pull the print to see the fine graphic details of the scales, fins and even teeth that were captured. The prints are so accurate that fishing tournaments in Japan have used gyotaku prints determine the winning fish. After the initial print and contemplation, I paint life back into the eyes, use color to enhance dimension and add sweeping line work to instill energy and movement to the print. I hope you enjoy my work.