Acclaimed printmaker Stella Ebner, whose work has been exhibited and collected in museums across the country, will open her spring 2017 residency with a workshop on Feb. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. in Buffalo.
Ebner will demonstrate a new print technique that uses low-relief collage and stencils on the press. She will explore pattern, color and texture using this deceptively simple and improvisational method for creating striking prints. Registration is required by calling 716-348-1430 or click the link below and fill out the online form below the workshop description. Participants pay a $10 fee to cover the cost of materials for this workshop.
Ebner’s work draws from contemporary American vernacular to create images that transform everyday happenstance into iconic images. In addition to her scheduled events, Ebner will use her CAI residency to create a series of screen prints inspired by the Western New York imagery. Ebner seeks to discover and create that which defines American imagery, spaces, events and moments that may be overlooked, but in the end become places of self-recognition. Her goal is to create a series of prints around the complexity of America’s social fabric and provide a glimpse into contemporary lifestyles.
Ebner is dedicated to the art and history of printmaking and demonstrating that the unique voice of the art form holds deep value and promise in contemporary art and society. With a focus on craft, she pushes today’s rigid and process-driven methods of printmaking into the realm of art to create work that transcends the possibilities of the medium.