Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jacob Tarazon Mattesons opening and demonstration!

For the month of April we had a second reception for Jacob Tarazon Matteson’s solo show. His abstract landscapes brighten up the room with lively reds, oranges, and hints of blue. 

Many people headed out to see Jacob’s monotype demonstration that evening. It’s a great opportunity to see a master of his trade at work! 

Jacob begins by applying Akua Kolor inks to a thin polycarbonate plate. He uses a variety of brushes, small strips of matboard and other tools to apply the ink to create a variety of textures.
Once all the ink is applied and the artist thinks it’s ready to print, he takes it to the press and places it face up on the press bed.
The paper is then placed on top of the inked plate and run through the press, impressing the image from the plate onto the paper. 
Jacob then answers questions that people had. He is a retired high school art teacher and has a wealth of knowledge of art making!
Thanks to the volunteers that helped out and to Jeff Simpson for taking the photographs.
Tanya and Meredith