Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 26, 2013
AFTER YOU lauds the creative synergy of marbler Stephen Pittelkow and photographer Alyssa C. Salomon. Together the artists marry marbling—a method of creating unique prints by transferring paint from the surface of water or other viscous matter onto paper or fabric—and photography through their interwoven creative processes. Their work will be on display at BookWorks from March 1 – April 26, 2013.
Their ongoing collaboration began out of generous curiosity. Teaching in adjoining studios at Penland School of Crafts, Pittelkow offered Salomon, “If you give me one of your cyanotypes, I’ll marble it.” The resulting marbled photograph was dazzling and fresh. The pair continues to send prints back and forth, working like jazz musicians, improvisationally, leaving space for the ideas and skills of the other, producing electric, surreal dreamscapes on paper. This exhibition features work from several series from the ongoing collaboration, as well as tools used in marbling and the handmade photographic processes and information about how the work is created. A May weekend workshop with Steve and Alyssa at Bookworks, “Marbling Meets Cyanotype,” gives community members an opportunity to experiment with and learn both.