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Saturday, March 5th, 2016

ARMORY WEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Elin Rødseth at Art on Paper


Elin Rødseth, Wayfarers, 2015. Suite of 9 color woodcuts with hand-pressed monotype additions, 11 7/8 x 15 in. each, Edition of 5. Published by Owen James Gallery

Elin Rødseth, Wayfarers, 2015. Suite of 9 color woodcuts with hand-pressed monotype additions, 11 7/8 x 15 in. each, Edition of 5. Published by Owen James Gallery

In its second year, Art on Paper is a most refreshing and accessible fair and a welcome addition to the slew of fairs that make up New York’s Armory Week. The organizers take a wisely ecumenical view of the graphic arts: by adopting the support as the defining element, the exhibition sees a lively mix of printmaking, book arts, drawings, paintings on paper, sculptures in paper, photography. The common denominator: democracy—recalling that printmaking was once called The Democratic Art. Elin Rødseth’s grid of nine woodcuts with hand-pressed monotype additions, on view at Owen James Gallery, places modern figures amidst a snowy dreamy terrain in a way that seems to allude simultaneously to Delft tiles and surfing social media.

 


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