PaperWorkers Local

PaperWorkers Local
PaperWorkers Local is open to the public every Wednesday Night for Studio Night from 5:30 to 7:30. We present a new exhibition of artwork by local and national artists every Third Friday in Forest Park with a reception from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 2717 Seventh Avenue South, 35233.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Works by Mike Marks

On view from April 18 through May 16, 2014. 

Mike Marks will be exhibiting a group of woodcuts, etchings, and collages that have been made during the previous two months spent at Stone Trigger Press in Abiquiu, New Mexico. His painting, printmaking, and sound-installation pieces convey stories of landscapes in transition between solitude and desolation. This exhibition's main themes will deal specifically with estrangement in the landscape and the disassembling/reassembling of place. Some of these prints are much larger than usual, up to seven feet across.



Mike was born in 1984 in Morgantown, West Virginia. He holds a BFA in drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and received his MFA in Printmaking from the University of Delaware in 2013. He recently completed a residency at Stone Trigger Press in Abiquiu, New Mexico and then drove in a circle through the lower forty-eight to find the greatest trout streams imaginable. He's currently a member of the Maine printmaking collective Pickwick Independent Press, and is represented by Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland. 


You can find more of Mike's work at his website' http://www.mikemarksfinearts.com/




Mike will also be doing a couple of workshops while he's in Birmingham. You can find out about them here: http://paperworkerslocal.blogspot.com/p/soap-white-ground-etching-with-mike.html

PaperWorkers Local and Forest Park's local businesses are open late on the Third Friday of every month. See what else is going on here:

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Please come out for Third Friday and these awesome new works by Mike Marks.