PaperWorkers Local

PaperWorkers Local

Friday, January 20, 2017

Afterward: Works by Richard Stockham

Mr. Stockham works primarily as a woodblock printmaker and occasionally works in other print mediums. His prints are personal visual narratives, windows into floating worlds, framed to lead the viewer to consider not only what is happening at the moment presented but also what follows. Mr. Stockham has long been attracted to Japanese prints, especially those of the "floating world" (ukiyo-e) for the way they engage the exotic with the familiar and engage the sophisticated with the naive.

​In 2000 he began studying Japanese style color woodblock printmaking at a school on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Though they offer a moment in time, Japanese prints are time consuming to make. The image is broken down into its component colors and shapes, then a separate woodblock is carved for each color, while allowing overlapping colors. Each block is inked and pressed onto the paper to make the final image. The complete image is perceived by the eye and then a recognition of the color layers unfold. Mr Stockham has practiced trial law in Birmingham for 30 years and has now established a second career as a printmaker. PaperWorkers Local welcomes the public to this exhibition.

Opening Reception:
January 20, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

PaperWorkers Local has an exhibition opening to coincide with every Third Friday in Forest Park.

Additional open hours:
Every Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Every Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 PM

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