Sunday, October 12, 2014

Steamroller Prints

Update:  The steam rollers prints are now exhibited at the ex-Museo Alameda in downtown San Antonio, March 12 - June 14, 2015!

Top Row
Kim Bishop (San Antonio), Luis Valderas (SA), Francisco Delgado (El Paso)
Bottom row
Zeque Penya (EP), Megan Harrison (SA), Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado (EP)Anna Seiferle-Valencia and Ruben Urrea Moreno (Tucson), Marcus Robiason (Tuc)


Texas Sized Breach

The San Antonio based collective, Art3, collaborated with with El Paso artists to make large-scale steamroller prints during the Chalk the Block festival in downtown El Paso (Oct 10 - 11, 2014) .   Artists Luis Valderas, Kim Bishop, and Megan Harrison came from San Antonio to print from their 2 x 4 foot woodcut blocks, bringing an additional block by Paul Karam.  The hosting El Paso artists  Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado, Francisco Delgado, and Zeque Penya printed as well, pleasing the crowds during the 2 day event.  Ultimately the Texas printmakers were joined by Ruben Urrea Moreno and Marcus Robiason from Tucson, extending the art reach 300 miles west down I-10.

Luis Valderas and Kim Bishop conceived of the Texas Sized Breach, and directed the steamroller print process:  "Texas Size Breach is a multi-image relief print on paper and textile (bed sheets). It is based on the Surrealist Exquisite Corpse Method of artists creating art in collaboration with each other. Using industrial tools and equipment Art3 will produce a series of relief prints on paper and on bedsheets for a public spectacle of printmaking guaranteed to captivate and inspire with participation of artists and the community. The resulting prints on textile will be on display and then sown together for a larger public landscape sculpture installation TBA."

The large prints on paper will be exhibited at the 3rd Space Art Gallery in San Antonio, and at YayBig Gallery in Tucson.

Many of these artists were in the YayBig Print Exchange -- Francisco Delgado, Zeque Penya, Ruben Urrea Moreno, and Marcus Robiason.

Marcus Robiason (Tucson)

Francisco Delgado (El Paso)
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

Zeque Penya (El Paso)
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

Luis Valderas (San Antonio)
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

Paul Karam (San Antonio)
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

Megan Harrison (San Antonio)
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

on bedsheets

on bedsheets

Tucson woodblocks in our pop-up gallery

Ruben Urrea Moreno leaving 
our pop-up gallery
to make steamroller prints

Marcus Robiason 
leaving our pop-up gallery
to make steamroller prints

Friday night, October 10th, printing on bedsheets:

Kim Bishop directing the inking process

Can steamroll 3 at a time

On Friday night, Oct 10th,  they printed on bedsheets

Ruben Urrea Moreno and Anna Seiferle-Valencia 

Saturday daytime, Oct 11th, printing on cotton Lennox paper:

Marcus inking 

Anna and Ruben inking
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

Megan and Kim at the inking station
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

Ruben and "Cimi"
placing the woodblock

Setting prints
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

Luis operating the steamroller

Marcus pulling print
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

Kim, "Cimi" Zeque, and Luis
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

"Cimi." Zeque, Francisco
(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

(Rolando Bocanegra Jr photo credit)

Kim Bishop's woodblock

Zeque Penya and Francisco Delgado's woodblocks

Ruben's block inked

Marcus' block inked

Prints packed in plastic
to drive back to Tucson

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