April in the Annex
The second "in the annex" exhibition will run throughout the month of April and closes on Sunday, April 29th. It features work by artists Patty deGrandpre, Amantha Tsaros and Samantha Dienst. Below we dive into these Annex Members work, studio and inspiration!
At first glance of Patty deGrandpre’s studio, one may think she is a graphic designer or perhaps does some kind of technical drawing professional. In actuality, Patty is an abstract mixed-media artist with a love of printmaking. In addition to tubes of printmaking ink, brayers, and glass plates, she utilizes a Mac desktop, a large format Epson inkjet printer, a scanner, and an array of vellum, drafting film, photo paper, and any other smooth surface media that inspires her. Patty produces one of a kind prints by using traditional mono printing techniques in conjunction with digital “plates” that have been created from scans of shapes, found pictures, hand-drawn images, and manipulated photographs. The digital “plates” are printed using her inkjet printer one at a time. Each image is allowed to dry before the next “plate” is printed. Using smooth media creates a final piece with many layers, saturated tones, and subtle details. The compositions she creates reflect a graphic design approach to her process. Patty’s work is often small creating an intimate experience between artist and viewer.