Pulp Icons: Cast Paper and Prints
through October 25, 2013
Exhibition organized through Katherine Carter and Associates
Opening Reception with the artist: September 3, 6:30-8:30pm
James R. Reynolds Student Art Gallery
Tue-Fri 9am-8pm and Sat-Sun noon-6pm
Stewart Nachmias creates cast paper woodcuts that celebrate the energy of urban life in expressionist images drawn from his own experiences as a musician, performer and artist. Nachmias was born in 1958 in the borough of Queens in New York City, and grew up in Franklin Square, Long Island. As a child he began developing his interest in art along with ventriloquism. Introduced to etching in high school, Nachmias went on to major in printmaking at the State University of New York at New Paltz. After studying at New York University, he worked in Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, where he met a wide range of artists. He then helped establish Studio 827, a printmaking atelier, located on Union Square in New York.
While developing his own unique graphic techniques, Nachmias worked printing the etchings, engravings, woodcuts and serigraphs of artists including Keith Haring, Peter Max, Krishna Reddy, Dorothy Dehner and Raphael Soyer. Chief among his artistic influences, Nachmias cites the German Expressionists, particularly Beckmann, Kirschner, and members of the der Brucke group, whose vigorous line and social awareness are reflected in his own work. He singles out Picasso for his inventiveness as a printmaker, and both Reginald Marsh and Red Grooms for their evocations of life in New York.
Nachmias's work has grown to encompass images of exuberant musicians, puppet shows, and working men, all recalling aspects of the artist's own life playing in a rock band, performing for children and on the job in printmaking studios. There are works which show in vivid colors the spirit of the individual in an urban environment full of danger and excitement. A recent group of three 36"x48" woodcuts focus on the nostalgic charms of Coney Island. And an ongoing series of mandalas, devoted to music, puppets, love and the creative brain give a sense of sacred completeness to the artist's antic vision.
You can read more about Nachmias and his career here.
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