No Smoking Sign

Hi!

I made this no smoking sign for a good friend who’s got a gallery in which someone lit a cigarette once. Why would they do that? In a gallery? Why? That is clearly a bad idea. This sign will be good for other contexts too though. This sign that’s also a reduction linocut. Yay!

If you want one you can buy it through academic gallery, or from me directly.

I haven’t made a sign for a while and I’m excited to make some more. It’s really fun. I made some signs with woodcut for a show I had a couple of years ago… it feels good to continue that. This one’s got some lovely translucent ink, it kind of whispers and yells at once. I really like that stuff.

Fun! Art! Fun!

Take care of yourself out there in the world.

xoK

No Smoking Sign

Prints about swimming.

Hi!

I’ve been making drypoints and etchings about places I swam this year. There are more in the works… and this is just a little selection of what I have. But I wanted to give you a peek.

Hope your fall is fabulous!

Love,
Katie

PS I was having trouble putting up pictures so these are weirdly cropped details of only a couple prints. So you’ll have to see the prints in person, in a fort like installation. Very soon at a secret gallery location in queens. Check back for details.

ps these prints are pretty small.

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!!!!

This is my Christmas, you know. My favorite holiday! I’m excited and am extending the holiday over as much of the week as I can. This is a tough week, otherwise. Let’s make it great! Quick, someone drive me to a graveyard in a sportscar that looks like a hearse. It’s raining, it’s perfect weather for it. Let’s wear hot boots!!!

My costume this year is a bloody zipper glued to my face, and a pretty vintage red dress (with a rose subtle pattern) gifted from my best friend, Ms. Pie. Looks like my head is coming unzipped. Thats how it feels anyways lately so its pretty spot on. The little kids love it! A 6ish year old on the train tried to ask me so many questions that i couldn’t understand due to his vampire teeth. And 10 year old who’s birthday it was even poked me in the head! Awesome! (Yes, she asked first, considerate birthday girl). My dear friend Shan brought me to a fabulous dinner party at the Jecklyll and Hyde club. It was lovely but we forgot to take pictures (hence the selfie)! What’s next??? More please!

Ohhhh!!!!! Yay!!!! http://youtu.be/98L_G5pgbog Here is a good song about a mad doctor (his horse has no eyes!), from one of my favorites when I was a teen, the peechees. They played at the Punk Rock Prom at Gilman, in Berkeley, where I drove my pink superbeetle with my best friends in it over from Santa Cruz, instead of going the prom for squares at my highschool (omg theres actual video from the show! So exciting since no photos exist from my end of things. http://youtu.be/3RUS55o_0o0). My friends may have gone to their regular proms but that was my only prom, it was perfect. My date to the punkrock prom, Ms. Lovely Pie herself, gave me the dress i am wearing for halloween this year! We made corsages out of weeds, duct tape and wire. I have been relistening to old favorites lately and it’s been great! Good music is good in so many ways. I don’t know what I would do without it!

Happy Halloween!!!!
Happy Halloween!!!!

I will look for more halloween themed songs for you, honeys! There’s always
YouTube. MJ’s Thriller, such a classic! Metallica’s Creeping Death or The Thing That Should Not Be?, the misfits have a Halloween song, and be sure to try the Zombie Dance by the Cramps. Well, most Cramps will work. Also any Gravediggaz. The Cure’s Lullaby of course. These Monsters are Real by Heavens to Betsy. Who is that Werewolves of London song by? Cemetery Gates by the Smiths. Ummm. Damn. I used to be so good at this. Does anybody have one of those Hallows Mixed Tapes I used to make? No? Tapes are so old fashioned I suppose. Haha! I like my age! I want to make mixed tapes for several people right now but I will contain myself and have adventures instead!

That’s all for now I guess. Except please know, if you give me a pumpkin I will make it into a pie. So… where’s my pumpkin?

Well I sorta got a pumpkin, but it was actually an adventure, in the form of a wonderful hike on Bearfort Ridge in New Jersey, with my rad friend Luke. It was so beautiful! The leaves every color of gold, and rocks and moss and trees and fun friend times. I am so lucky to have such good friends!!!

PS Actual Halloween was a blast too, to update you. Yes it was a Thursday, and yes I went out dressed up, and yes I got to dance and go to all kinds of fun places with my wonderful gorgeous friends. Also part of it was really actually scary, so appropriate for the day. Overall good though, yes.

PSS here is a poorly lit weird selfie of my zipper face. Ms. Pie told me it looks like me when I was a teen, probably because I’m wearing makeup? I hardly do that anymore. It’s fun! Oh yeah, it’s time for fun! Fun! i must have it. more of it. now! Off I go to see Arkona, a woman fronted Pagan Metal band from Russia that completely rocks. Halloween treat for me! I will post pics. They are a really really good band. I love them. Love! (It was a really good show btw!)

See, music is this sort of lifeboat, it’s really helping me every day in a very concrete way. That and the fact that I have the best friends on earth.

Love and bones,
Katie!

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City’s Six Video!

Video

Hi!

Here is a video of the opening of City’s Six, at One Art Space, made by the awesome Bernard Lee.

Hope all is well with you!

I’ve got to pack my studio up… and move out.
Sad times.

But anyhow, it’ll be good in one way or another.

Take care!
Katie

Print that!

Heyyyy! How’re you?

This last term of grad school had been so crazy fun! A million things at a million miles an hour. A million! Yep.

Through all the other good stuff I’ve been working in a group printing an edition of fancy prints for awesome artist Nicola Lopez. Its part of a cool program at city college called City Editions led by masterprintmaker genius Megan Foster. Nicola Lopez has a fantastic show up at Pace Prints right now which you should see if you can! Wonderful prints that push the media in exciting directions. Look her up! The project I’ve been working on combines woodblocks, etching, collage and embossing, and will culminate in 2 prints, in editions. It’s been really fun and a great experience to learn how printshops produce editions with artists. A totally different methodology than just printing for oneself. But the efficiency I’ve honed through this certainly crosses over into the prints I am making in my own practice. Also I have made some really good friends! And will help more artists print because of this! So it’s like the best thing ever.

I’ve been really excited about printmaking lately! I got to TA a great relief (lino mostly) class for Carl Fudge who’s paintings and prints you need to look up! He and the class were wonderful! I loved working with those people, lots of great prints came out if that class and the smart students! Also I’ve been pulling 2×4 prints! What I mean by that is I carve and print 2×4 boards. I also have done large plywood, and am working on another board (the dimensions of which is around 1x12x40). I have to hand print them, so they take a while, and muscle, and its been awesome. I use the print shop at City when no one else is around and listen to loud music, it’s really fun!!!

In fact I just finished another 2×4 print today! This one is called ‘The roadtrip we’ll take’. It’s 4 layer combo of reduction and multiple block goodness.

Rad!

I am so tired and need to finish up one of the last assignments I will have in this school. I really want to go to the beach soon, so I need to finish up a bunch of things! Also graduating, ummm, yeah.

Oh my broccoli is ready! You take care alright!

Katie

the roadtrip

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