AN EXHIBIT BY ROBYN STOLLER AWEND AND JOSH AWEND
OPENING RECEPTION: NOV 2, 7 – 9 PM
Working Proof, a collaboration by husband and wife, Robyn Stoller Awend and Josh Awend features a new series of letterpress prints, installation and photographs. During the printmaking process a working proof is taken by the artist to evaluate the current state of the print. This proof may serve to show an incomplete image or reflect the finished work. This exhibit is an example of the artists’ working proof, both conceptual and literal, as it relates to where these artists are in their individual works and where they come together.
Robyn Stoller Awend’s central work in this exhibit, Titled, is a self-portrait composed of 48 words surrounding identity. The installation invites the viewer to create personal definitions of these words and at the same time encourages them to find commonalities between the artist herself and viewer. This installation and other works in the exhibit portray Stoller Awend’s current state of identity through both individual words and word fragments.
Josh Awend’s photographs compliment these letterpress works by documenting the process with images and details of the machinery, materials and essence that produce the artistic outcome. Awend looks for images in the frame that capture the depth of space and scale. Large blocks of color focusing on a specific detail that catches the viewer’s eye and ground image.
This first time collaboration invites viewers to see what the working proof looks like from conception to framed image. The photographs allow a window into the process while the prints display a meaningful finished work, including a small gift from the artist. We hope you can join us November 2nd from 7 to 9pm.