OFF-REGISTER Exhibition

January 20th, 2008
Exhibitions
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Prints created for the traveling exhibit, Current. The exhibit was looking for original methods of printing from many artists. Michael Cina discovered a printing method using films from screen printing to transfer the image to paper, instead of using them to burn the screens. In November of 2007 we started exploring taking the alpha channels from my 3d works and using this method to print them. You will only get around 5-10 prints max and creates a very one-of-a-kind print each time. Its extremely interesting to watch the 3d go from being such a polished, digital, perfect object back into a real world, organic imperfect object on paper. Visuals by Michael Paul Young, concept & printing process by Michael Cina.

Foundation Projects presents Off-Register, a traveling group exhibition of experimental printmaking.The Off-Register exhibition will showcase prints by a collection of international artists and graphic designers associated through the professional practice of commercial print design, but that do not consider themselves printmakers. This exhibition explores the relationship these artists and graphic designers have to printing and how commercial processes may inform more traditional methods of fine art print making.

The title, Off-Register, refers to a mis-registered color plate pass during printing, as well as acknowledging the artists and designers experimentation with the various techniques of traditional printmaking. Each artist will present one print, produced in editions, that utilize and experiment with various traditional fine art printmaking techniques: serigraphy, lithography, etching, various transfer, block printing, as well as incorporating unconventional methods and experimental techniques of print impressions.