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Matthew Shlian | IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair 2020

Tamarind is participating in the first online version of the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair, opening today on Artsy. View new releases, last impressions, and unique works from Tamarind and the international print community. Online through June 13.

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Mark Dion’s response to COVID-19

Mark Dion’s response to COVID-19

We caught up with artist Mark Dion during the quarantine to hear his thoughts on the new reality. Seems artists are perhaps the best prepared for isolation. For an artist whose practice includes traversing wide open spaces, specimen collecting, and seeking out...

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Tamarind Research: False Transfer Method: Non-Printable & Non-Interfering Matrix-to-Matrix Transfers for Multi-Run Registration in Traditional Stone and Plate Lithography by Perry Obee

Tamarind Research: False Transfer Method: Non-Printable & Non-Interfering Matrix-to-Matrix Transfers for Multi-Run Registration in Traditional Stone and Plate Lithography by Perry Obee

Perry Obee (Tamarind Apprentice Printer 2019-2020) researched false transfers, a transfer technique that allows a design from one matrix to be transferred to another as a non-grease receptive (ie non-printing) transfer. This gives the artist the ability to draw directly on top of a previous design while knowing exactly how the new layer will register.

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Social Spot: Ian Davis by Nancy Zastudil

Social Spot: Ian Davis by Nancy Zastudil

The black balloons and the somber white coat-clad doctors in the print make me think of the healthcare workers bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis today. Without having yet consciously made this connection, I hung the piece in my office about a week before we began working remotely in observance of stay-at-home orders.

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Social Spot: Ian Davis and Garo Antreasian

Social Spot: Ian Davis and Garo Antreasian

[Garo] and Ian hit it off immediately, they were chatting like old friends (common with Garo). Turns out, they are both from Indiana! Later that year, Ian and I had a chance to go see Garo’s show in LA, in a gallery not far from Ian’s house.” – Valpuri Remling

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Social Spot: Ian Davis

Social Spot: Ian Davis

The significance of black balloons in this is not clear. They represent some sort of negation, an anti celebratory symbol. Like a bunch of little black holes, some sort of loss is being conveyed. The men who have gathered for the purpose of this image are doing so for a somber purpose.” – Ian Davis @ Tamarind Institute

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Social Spot: DuBois Data Visualization

Social Spot: DuBois Data Visualization

This series builds on the data visualization pioneered by the social activist and educator W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963). At Tamarind, DuBois borrowed this method of representing complex data in visual form as a way to make sense of harrowing contemporary statistics.

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