Dorothy Simpson Krause, ‘Window’, 2005, 571 Projects
Dorothy Simpson Krause, ‘Window’, 2005, 571 Projects

Dorothy Simpson Krause’ “Window” is a 23.5 by 23.5 inch mixed media assemblage with a flatbed print on metal. The flatbed printer enables the artist to print an image continuously across the prepared support and the frame. This piece is primarily comprised of silver, gray and black tones. Here, a detail of an ancient wood door with heavy hinges appears through a central, window-like compositional device. Krause explores the tension between figuration and abstraction through both her subject matter and her process. The image references both the idea of passage and the barrier that prevents us from coming and going at will.

Krause is a painter, collage artist and printmaker who incorporates digital mixed media into her art. She is deeply inspired by nature, travel, and innovative art making processes. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and museums and featured in numerous current periodicals and books. Krause is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art where she founded the Computer Arts Center and a member of Digital Atelier®, an artists collaborative. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposia and a consultant for manufacturers and distributors of products which may be used by fine artists.

Flatbed printers were originally designed for large billboards and signage. They used UV cured inks that are impervious to damage. The ink heads can be raised to allow prints to be made on a wide range of materials, some up to six inches in thickness. In addition to polycarbonate, Krause has printed on Plexiglas, aluminum, steel, tin, lead, wood, textured surfaces, old patinaed copper and various combinations. Because the ink can transition over differing materials and sits on the surface of the substrate, it has a tactile quality resembling a serigraph.

Series: Passages

Signature: Signed lower right

Image rights: Copyright Dorothy Simpson Krause 2018

About Dorothy Simpson Krause

American

Solo Shows

2017
571 Projects, 
Stowe, VT, USA,
Dorothy Simpson Krause: A Matter of Time
2016
571 Projects, 
Stowe, VT, USA,
Dorothy Simpson Krause: Golden Days
2016
Jaffe Center for Book Arts, 
Boca Raton, FL, USA,
Dorothy Simpson Krause: Book + Art
2014
Fuller Craft Museum, 
Brockton, MA, USA,
Dorothy Simpson Krause: Book + Art
2013
571 Projects, 
New York, NY, United States,
Dorothy Simpson Krause: River of Grass & Sheetflow Songs