A selection of my ink spot drawings are showing at the Winchester Gallery (Winchester, UK) during the Small Press: Independent Comics and Self Publish Event. Curated and installed by Dimitri Pieri, my work is exhibited alongside artists from Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Poland, France , Bristol, Glasgow, London and Prague and includes screenprinting, collage, photography, fine art, comix and illustration.
More about this event and installation in the following links.
More about this event and installation in the following links. http://wsasmallpresscomics.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1749239822025875
One of my favourite events. It’s about sharing. It’s about gifting. It’s like sending out a message in a bottle. This year my work is being distributed Mexico, Bristol, Hannover and Vancouver.
All of the artwork submitted to Papergirl Vancouver will be lovingly placed on display at the Roundhouse Community Centre for a week before riders head out on their bikes to spread art throughout the city.
Join the celebration of another year of art and altruism on Monday, August 24th at 6pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre!
Papergirl Vancouver 2015 Offerings
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Cheyenne Diner (New York)
Forest Fire (2014)
New York: What Remains 9
Spanish Banks Sea Creatures (Lumen Print, 2010)
New York: What Remains
Three of my sketchbooks are on the Sketchbook Project Summer Tour. This year’s tour kicks off at the Brooklyn Art Library on Friday, 05 May and then travels to nine tour stops in North America. Sketchbook Project tours are fun: in addition to checking out and reading artist made books, there are also drawing and postcard writing activities.
On board this year are two new sketchbooks and one classic. Find your closest city, check out some sketchbooks and let me know what you think. Summer Tour Schedule
Big Wheels is a girl’s look at big wheels on roads, streets and sidewalks. It amazes me to think about how the wheel is one of six simple machines and how much complex technology is dependent on basic elements like a wheel. This book has been to Chicago, NYC, Bloomington, Ocean Shores, Iceland, Denmark and Germany. It traveled many miles to get to you.
Songs for the Accordion was inspired by the accordion book form and wanting to make a unique book that could visualize song and dance. Music threads through a landscape of colour and leaves notes to play and replay. Marks on paper were made using Procion dye, acrylic ink, charcoal, thread, acrylic medium and white glue. Of all the books made for the Sketchbook Project, this was the most difficult to send away.
My Brooklyn Childhood — a memoir has been on many Sketchbook Project Tours, including Art Basel. It is a compilation of my father’s memoirs and memory drawings. It brings together work that my father talked about but never achieved: illustrating the many stories he told. His memory drawings open a new understanding of his Brooklyn boyhood, and the Brooklyn Art Library is a fitting location for this first edition. This book is also available from Blurb
View these and my other Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbooks on line.
Winter Salon 2014 opens Thursday, 27th November ( 7 – 10:30 pm) at PhotoHaus Gallery (14 West 7th Avenue) with an exciting collection of work that includes three Lumen Prints that were recently exhibited at die Bedürfnisanstalt in Hamburg Germany in September.
MisSummer Spanish Bank Impressions is my current analogue Lumen Print Series. On a parched summer day, I gathered materials from what had been deposited on the beach at high tide. In my work, I am always curious to discover what emerges from the footprints and shadows of my compositions on photosensitive materials. This summer’s pareidolic gift offered images of caribou, bears and canine forms, including one that received Honourable Mention from the Cascadia exhibition jury.
My current series of Digital Lumen Prints, Illuminations and Impressions, are made from materials gathered from the Ocean Shores (Washington) foreshore. These images are made from handmade negatives using a Lumen Printing process and then digitized. These new plant forms have made new forms that trace the footprint and capture the shadows on photosensitive materials. Their luminescence invite the viewer to imagine motion and drama in what remains.
This Autumn’s exhibition at die Bedürfnisanstalt featured a selection of New York analogue Lumen prints that were exhibited in Tree — literal and figurative (On-Tak Gallery, Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre) and premiered MidSummer Spanish Banks Impressions. A selection of digital Lumen Prints were previously showcased at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum as well as new works made at Ocean Shores, Washington.
Caribou Portrait, Ocean Shores Impressions 1, Serious Caribou
Winter Salon 2014 continues through December. Check hours and address at PhotoHaus Gallery’s website. http://photohausgallery.com/upcoming/
Memory: International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap opens Saturday (16th November) at Richmond Art Gallery and runs through 12th January; opening reception (3 – 5 pm) features a screening of Margaret Dragu’s Verb Woman. Images in this exhibition are from Textures of Time: Vancouver’s Historical Erasures, a current series of composite photographs that fuse my Vancouver visual experience with visual records made by photographers before me. More about these images can be found at http://sassamatt.com/phyllis/texturesoftime/index.html
More exhibition details can be found at http://www.richmondartgallery.org
Ready to Sail (2013, composite photograph)
Summer Evening in False Creek (2013, composite photography)
Main Street Night (2013, composite photography)
Saturday Morning on Main Street (2013, composite photography)
PhotoHaus Gallery has selected two of my mobile phone images for Mobilography 2.0, opening Friday, 11 May/ 7pm. The show is up until 26 May. PhotoHaus Gallery (14 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver) is open Wednesday thru Saturday at various afternoon hours (check website for details). http://photohausgallery.com/current-calls-for-submission/may-2012-mobileography-2-0/ Also, check out my new gallery page on my website at http://sassamatt.com. And while you’re at it: like Sassamatt Images on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/SassamattImages) and follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/queenofmidnight).