Fountain Studios is pleased to present Ink, Needle, & Knife, opening on May 8th, 2010 and running through June 5th (need to confirm this date). An opening reception will be held on May 8th from 6-10pm (check this time, too).
In Ink, Needle, & Knife artists Kate Goyette and Catherine Stack present recent works on paper that combine printmaking, sewing, drawing, and cut paper. Kate and Catherine met in 2006 while studying printmaking at MassArt in Boston and they have worked side by side off and on ever since. While the foundation for both artists is in printmaking, they also manipulate their printed work by employing more non-traditional methods. Catherine often integrates embroidery into her prints drawing on the influence the handwork of her mother and grandmother had on her as a child. The repetitive stitches of sewing mimic the meticulous line work in her etchings. In the last few years, Kate began cutting up her drawings and prints as a more definitive and confident method of editing a piece while also indirectly referencing "the absurd", a prevalent theme in the work of Camus. Both artists are interested in the transformation that occurs when a planar piece of paper is activated by action whether it be by the accumulation of printed tactile marks, cutting, sewing, or constructing dimensional forms.
In addition to the individual pieces that will be presented at Ink, Needle, & Knife, the artists will also exhibit a few collaborative pieces created specifically for the show. This is the first time that they have worked together and the first time that playful experimentation is a focal point for both . Please join us on May 8th for friends, food, drinks, and art!