Prints produced at Sol Print Studios with Soledad Salame.
In 2015 Helen Frederick work
one on one with Soledad Salame to pull four editions. Two prints from the series are currently on display at the Phillips Collection. Sol Print Studios is proud to have worked with Helen on this series.
About the show: Addressing the endangerment and degradation of the environment,
distinguished DC artist Helen Frederick’s work aligns with the
philosophical approach to nature found in the work of Morris Graves
(American, 1910–2001), who developed a spiritual bond with the landscape
and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Her pulp prints and paintings are
surrounded by projected images of the forest, light-based sculptures,
and sound pieces, creating an immersive, multisensory, and interactive
space. Juxtaposed with some of the Phillips’s most celebrated Graves
works, they reinforce an introspective experience of art while bringing
awareness of human responsibility toward the natural environment.
Frederick discussing her work with curator Vesela Sretenovic in the Conversations series at the Phillips.
Intersections is a series of contemporary art projects that
explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old
and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum
spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent
collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new
relationships with their own surprises.
Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the
museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical
exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations.
Intersections is curated by Vesela Sretenovic, curator of Modern and Contemporary art at the Phillips Collection.
Mia Halton, Ohoono, 2015, Solar plate etching and monoprint
We are celebrating another successful year for Sol Print Studio (SPS)! Our solar etching workshops have garnered attention from new artists, collectors, and gallerists. This year SPS worked with 15 different artists, both in group workshops and one-on-one editions. We also organized a group show in Washington, D.C. at Hillyer Art Space.
The studio will be closed for the remainder of the year. Monthly workshops will resume in January 2016. In April of 2016 we will have our 2nd annual Open Studio for the Washington Print Club. Leading up to the Open Studio we will host workshops in January, February, and March- dates TBD. Artists, please contact us with your interest and availability for 2016 so that we may start planning dates. Beginner’s workshops will be offered in 2016. New artists, please contact us if you are interested in joining. Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you in 2016!
Bio:Artist/Filmmaker/Illustrator Poli Marichal was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and presently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she has her studio. Since 1995, Marichal has made numerous mono silk-screens, etchings, linocut prints and woodcuts and participated in workshops and exhibitions at the renowned East Los Angeles visual arts center, Self-Help Graphics & Art. Marichal is one of the founding members of Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective, a dynamic group of artists whose works have been featured in exhibitions in California, Texas and Mexico. She is also a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Consejo Grafico and the Writer's Guild of America.