Filling up the Etsy Store

30 prints 30 days, LMCC Process Space, Prints, Small Print Store, Uncategorized

What a busy time it has been! I am vigorously working at my  studio on Govenors Island located in the New York Harbor getting ready for Open Studio on May 28 and 29.  My Dad recently visited and spent the afternoon with me carving. And while working on this projects is fun, it is also great to get some new small prints into my store.
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I have a number of new linoleum block prints, birds, buffalo, mountain goats, reindeer, lions, all printed on some great new paper I got at the Southern Graphics International Printmaking Conference.  Awagami Paper from Japan was there and I bought all the paper they would let me have and I am not using it on my prints for you!

If you hop over to my Stonetrigger Press Etsy Store, here are some of the new 5″ x 7″  prints that are available, all printed onto 8″ x 10″ paper unless otherwise noted.


For Peace Bird, click- Peace Bird Linocut

For the Buffalo, click Brown Buffalo

For the Reindeer, click Reindeer

For the Song Sparrows, click Song Sparrow

For Prowler, click for the Bear

For the Mountain Goat, click mountain goat.

Right now there are 53 prints in my store and I try to keep adding them on a monthly basis. If you have a special request I love to lear from people and I am happy to try adding your favorite critter.

LMCC Process Space Resideny

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Look at this glorious view of the New York Harbor. Five days a week I have the opportunity to jump aboard the Lt. Samuel S. Coursen ferry at the Govenor’s Island terminal for my seven minute ride to my beautiful new studio, where I am a participant in  of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space Program. A residency that one gets invited to apply for through only after an anonymous nomination. Thank you sincerely to my nominator!!
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I love the ride on the ferry, while short, the views are fantastic.
Once on the island, it is less than a two minute walk to my studio. I moved in today, bringing with me a few of my friends.
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Of course all this water has me thinking about boats. I had the original idea of building a canoe while in residence, and I just may start that but in miniature form and with the help of a kit. By July I will have a life size sea-worthy boat to paddle my way back to Brooklyn. Not have any idea of the laws and safety needed for the NY waterways, I found a boating safety course in April. But in the meantime since I only had paper, I made this tiny canoe today and had fun taking photographs of it. I am already dreaming about being on the open water. toy_boat_lmcc_resident_Lorenz

Friday Night Closing!

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My show is closing Friday, then Monday I am right back at it with an artist residency on Governor’s Island, located in NY Harbor.  But before I get ahead of myself, lets celebrate this exhibition!

Friday February 26, the LIU Brooklyn  Galleries will be open from 6-8 with the closing reception for my show “Listening to the Forest” in the Resnick Gallery on the 3rd Floor of the LLC Building.

This even it in conjunction with Beat Nite! Beat Nite! a yearly event in various neighborhoods,  this time for all downtown Brooklyn Galleries, Beat Nite is presented in collaboration with BRIC and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. http://nortemaar.org/projects/beat-nite-downtown/

So come to downtown Brooklyn for multiple exhibition openings, then a nice big bash at BRIC.
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Finally Finished

Prints, Uncategorized

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Finally, one month and eight days behind schedule my 30 prints for the “Intermission Portfolio” for Southern Graphics International are done. I am shipping it off this morning.

Falling behind and not being able to complete work has been emotionally difficult for me, which then put me even further behind.  Last year at this time I was in New Mexico cranking out work, enjoying every day in the desert and while my NY teaching schedule is pretty easy compared to most, my new life; new apartment, new neighborhood, new grocery store, new friends, new everything while fun and exciting is also mentally draining and makes studio time tough to focus on.  Getting projects done has been especially difficult. This is something new for me, and frankly I don’t like the feeling. But what I do like is this new printed book and it is finished!

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Putting the paper on the cover of Pocket Wilderness

The paper size is 10″ x 21.” It is printed on both sides, then folded in half the long way.
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Then after opening, it is folded into threes in the short direction. It is opened up again and split along the middle through the first two panels, then folded into a book.
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The cutting took a long long time. I cut all paper pieces by hand. I send out for the stickers and now I want to make more stickers, they are really fun. pocket_wilderness-sticker.jpg

It feels good to get up update here. There are a lot of new things happening. I am about to start a new artist residency on Governors Island located in NY Harbor. I have a closing party for my exhibition at LIU. And I am already looking forward to heading back to New Mexico even though it will not be until July. I think what this is telling me is that I need to just take the leap and move there.

I will be in Portland, March 29 to April 4 for the Souther Graphics  International Conference. I hope to see some of you there.

Teaser

30 paintings in 30 days, Prints, Uncategorized

After 5 long days the installation at Resnick Gallery at LIU Brooklyn is up. But this is only a teaser, no photos. I was too exhausted and in fact I slept 13 hours last night! Here is the description of the show, Monday you get photos:

LISTENING TO THE FOREST
Linoleum Block Printed and Cut Paper Installation

Hilary Lorenz translates the physical and visceral experience of hiking remote landscapes into visual imagery that takes the form of prints, drawings and enveloping installations. Grounded in traditions of performance walking, Lorenz’s artwork is shaped by the space she passes through during long-distance runs and mountain climbing. Her drawings and prints function as visual mapping specific to each location: abstract, intuitive time-lines that mark a spatial journey of memory and change. As the artist describes, “When I am carving a linoleum block I relive each step that I walked or ran through a single knife-cut.” Even the act of operating a manual printing press supports her strong passion for simple physical repetition.

For the Resnick Gallery, Lorenz continues to build on her previous artwork most recently shown at Wave Hill Public Gardens and Culture Center (2014) and The Lake George Art Projects (21015).

Lorenz begins each artwork with a hike or trail run through the mountains. She has explored Adirondack State Park’s numerous trails along with the mountains of New Mexico, Colorado, California, Australia, and Cameroon, Africa. Lorenz takes these wildlife explorations and turns them into room-size environment consisting of linoleum block-printed and cut paper that is collaged and layered to form mountain, animals and camp sites. Because the work documents her experiences, the artist is careful to portray only the mountains that she has hiked or climbed. The ink drawn animals serves as a record of Lorenz’s treks and simultaneously evokes a wilderness fantasy with bears, coyotes rabbits and moose. In this way, the artist attempts to represent a longing for solitude, quietness and rural moments in the big, bustling city.

 

 

67 feet of painting

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This I call my “Preparation Painting.” It is a long way from the small watercolors I planned, but this is where my work is taking me now.

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I have three glass cases, two of which are 23 feet and one is 21 feet. The backgrounds are all painted and tomorrow I begin in install a new forest. Since my last exhibition just closed I do not have time to make big additions to this show but it will be site specific, meaning the trees, mountains and animals needs to fit in the space accordingly. While it is 23 feet long, it is only 4′ tall.

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Well I have to get to drawing some trees, I will post images as they develop.

Day 6, Watercolor 5

30 paintings in 30 days, Uncategorized

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This is a lot of water and a little color. This is a weird drawing for me, but when you make a drawing every day, there are good ones, bad ones, regular ones, new ones,  strange ones. I think this falls along the strange catalogy, very washy, very watery.

I was walking the dogs along the piers of NY Harbor. It was below freezing, 19 degrees and the water looked amazing. It was night,  so the water was very dark with just a couple of boats. So I was thinking of last’s night’s dog walk as I did this.

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I still have one drawing to catch up which I will be doing tonight. I am waiting until Thursday after 1pm to put them on Etsy. This way I can stay off the computer and just enjoy drawing.

See you tomorrow

My Own Wilderness Fantasy

Prints, stonetrigger press, Uncategorized

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After 40 hours of pasting cut paper onto the wall, one year of carving linoleum, printing it and cutting it into pieces, all of which were preceded by 100’s of miles of  mountains hiking and trail running in northern New York, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Tasmania and Cameroon the exhibition it up at Lake George Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY. 

18_Hilary_Lorenz_Lake_George_Printmaking_InstallationEach cut paper installation I do, is build from previous hikes or trail runs from around the world. After running to the top of a particular mountain, I carve it. This keeps me fit, happy, traveling and constantly creating new work. On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, my exhibition opened to a great crowd. 
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Carving animals that are unique to the region, I spent several days with my dogs in the gallery preparing for the opening on November 14, 2015. I could not have asked for a better reception. Friends drove or took the Amtrak the 200 miles from NYC, others drove 1-2 hours  across the Adirondacks to get there. I was thrilled to see my number one hiking partner and good friend, ADK Nancy, pictured here with me, who made an almost 2 hour drive. We met in a lean-to on a backpack adventure.
Adirondack_Nancy_Hilary_Lorenz.jpgLisa, Amy and Sally all drove up from NYC, and while it is 200 miles, depending on the weather, it can take up to 6 hours to get there, real dedication.  Anyhow, they really made my night along with my family who sent flowers and all those who were at the reception including the press which is always exciting.29_Hilary_Lorenz_Lake_George_Printmaking_InstallationOne year ago I had the great opportunity to make work for Wave Hill Public Garden and Culture Center , so to follow it up one year later adding water,  boats, and new animals and mountains to the mix was a fantastic opportunity. Okay, this clown is Conrad, he is not an official animal in the exhibition.9_Hilary_Lorenz_Lake_George_Printmaking_InstallationI am back in Brooklyn teaching this week, but after next Monday’s class, I will pack up the dogs, and head to Sally’s cabin for Thanksgiving Week with plans to be at the Gallery Saturday November 28. so stop on by if you are in the neighborhood or say, 200 miles!

If you want to see more photos, they will be on FB at https://www.facebook.com/StoneTriggerPress/