In the Studio at Flatbed Press and Gallery
I’m at Flatbed Press and Gallery in Austin working on a new group of four color etchings of images of oceans and weather. It’s great collaborating with Katherine Brimberry, Master Printer, owner of Flatbed and friend, who has skills and facilities different from mine. When I’m at the press, we’re putting in long days. It’s fun and stimulating to be surrounded by the printers, interns, artists and other folks who flow through Flatbed.
During five solid weeks of work, we had great results. My first ever successes with white ground etching! Katherine Brimberry is an expert. Collaborating with her made white ground a little more predictable, and even fun, so there are lots of new approaches to texture in my new prints. Each of the four prints is printed from three copper plates -- all loaded with color. Once all twelve plates were finished, we began color proofing. The Master Printer, Tracy Mayrello, and Cordelia Blanchard, Assistant Printer, did their expert color- mixing, working with me, and wiping the plates. We finished all the final B.A.T. (Bonne A Tirer – good to pull) proofs! We are ready for them to begin printing the editions any day. The completed color etchings will be the first released in early 2017! Hooray!
Congratulations to Flatbed Press and Gallery for celebrating its 25 years of producing contemporary fine art prints in Texas! Quite an accomplishment!!
Changing Weather: Works by Judy Youngblood
Ellen Noël Art Museum, Sept. 3 – Dec. 9, 2015
4909 E. University, Odessa, Texas 79762
Gallery talk by the artist on Sept. 26, 1 pm
Show in Fort Worth, Texas
Judy Youngblood "Changing Weather"
September 6 – October 11, 2014
Opening Reception, Gallery Night, Saturday, September 6, 11:00 – 9:00pm
William Campbell Contemporary Art, 4935 Byers Ave. Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 10-5, Saturday 11 – 4
My work explores the tensions between the daily repetition and sudden changes of human life. I am particularly interested in our human ability to see things as we believe them to be, to misinterpret, to see a partial picture as the whole, or to completely overlook the significant. I often use images of weather — rain, snow, clouds, hail, and wind — as visual metaphors for these ideas. My most recent paintings and prints explore the instant of pause just before everything changes — an instant filled with possibility, complexity, opportunity, threat, and humor.
The flexibility, layering, repetition, and possible alterations inherent in printmaking are integral to the making of my work and to my creative process in all media.