Michael Luchs print installation, please ask for details on individual prints.
Michael Luch's print installation
Robert Sestok print installation
OFF THE PRESS: Kathryn Brackett Luchs, Michael Luchs, and Robert Sestok
Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present OFF THE PRESS, a special summer exhibition bringing together for the first time the print works of Cass Corridor artists Kathryn Brackett Luchs, Michael Luchs, and Robert Sestok.
Detroit, 444 W. Willis Street Units 111 and 112Map
Kathryn Brackett Luchs’ practice has long consisted in the creation of large scale ‘hybrid’ works and installations that connect painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Her investigations into graphically developed wood blocks as the art and the related large-scale prints, uniquely interpreted from the block, have held her continued interest over time. The block is printed by hand on the floor of her studio with a combined mindset of a painter and a printmaker. For OFF THE PRESS she is exhibiting one large block and a number of printed works interpreted from the single block on layered glassine papers that have been ‘washed’ in sumi ink.
Michael Luchs, working with Kathryn as the printer, has worked most traditionally with his images in intaglio, lithography, and woodcut. Luchs’ distinctive approach to the print work happens afterwards, when the artist will often directly draw and paint onto the prints, sometimes defacing the paper via punching holes (similarly to the process in his drawings and paintings), and sometimes preparing the papers with spray paint before the lithograph is pulled.
For OFF THE PRESS Robert Sestok is presenting his most recent print experiments. Sestok developed a 5-foot engraving on a copper plate, and interpreted each print uniquely via chine colle’ and mixed monoprint material entries. Technically, to print at this scale, traditional printing methods had to be redesigned in set up. Sestok used his truck as a press, as he drove over the Intaglio plate multiple times. The resulting print works, envisioned as individually interpreted energetic structural shapes, relate directly to Sestok’s work in sculpture and painting.