Friday, July 27, 2018

Horned Toad Prints World Headquarters




Horned Toad Prints set up shop in a new space, next to the Mexican border, in El Paso.

3 from the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta --
wearing the printed mask by Tom Huck




Manuel Guerra,
owner of Horned Toad Prints


Manuel Guerra unpacks the first delivery
to the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange -- 
an edition by Tanya Rich,


We had a shop chop made at "Made to Order Stamp and Seal" of Albuquerque -- which is "Southwest Rubber Stamp Company" online.


Francisco and Manny
with the new Horned Toad Prints chop


Horned Toad Prints chop


Federico Villaba, Francisco Delgado, Manuel Guerra, Raul Monarrez


INSPIRATION
from looking at prints from other  shops and talleres



Manny received a print
from Angelica Bracho,
the director of Taller La Catrina
in Monterrey, Mexico


Manny and Francisco
studying a print from Tom Huck






















Francisco reading about the 

Litho stones


Collaboration serigraph
between Manuel Guerra and Francisco Delgado


Wouldn't it be great
to show prints in 














Friday, July 20, 2018

Pavel Acevedo -- Linking Oaxaca and LA




Pavel Acevedo was our first connection to Oaxaca, when we met him in Riverside, California (where he now lives), back in 2015.  He grew up in Oaxaca, and set up a Oaxaca residency with Taller Grafica Libre, when Francisco Delgado created his print for the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.



He also participated in the last Horned Toad Print Exchange II, as well as in the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.




Pavel just had an opening on July 14, 2018, at the Biblioteca Andrés Henestrosa in Oaxaca City, which was written up in the Imparcial newspaper of Oaxaca.  The pictures below are from that exhibition:




























MORE PAVEL ACEVEDO


when Cheech showed his collection


Interview at Modern Art Blitz
with Mat Gleason
Note: His Desert Triangle print in the background


at Avenue 50 Studio in Los Angeles
in May 2016.
Here he poses with 
gallery director Kathy Gallegos







We look forward to Pavel's edition for the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Octavio Irving of Habana




We had a great workshop in the private studio of Octavio Irving in Habana, Cuba, on July 12, 2018.

We signed up for Octavio's workshop through AirBnB; but had a bigger experience since he also edition-ed Tanya Rich's print for the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange.  I hope we didn't exhaust him too much.  Hopefully he will also participate in the Ambos Lados exchange, if we are lucky and can arrange it.


We bought this print
from Octavio Irving


Karl Whitaker, Tanya Rich,
Beti and Octavio Irving




Studio apron



MAESTRO OCTAVIO IRVING


Huge collagraph print













TANYA RICH'S EDITION







Note the chop,
which I think is a raised 3D print


Father and son running the press








DEJAR HUELLA WORKSHOP

The idea of this AirBnB workshop was to create a relief print from a photograph.  After downloading a photograph to their laptop, we reduced it to a black and white image in high definition, and printed it out.  Then Octavio laid that print out on a piece of wood, and rubbed mineral spirits over it.  He rolled the paper on the wood panel through the press, to fully transfer the image.




After the image transferred to the wood panel, we could cut out the white areas with Power Grip carving tools, to make a relief print.

Tanya carving out her print




My certificate of participation








 FROM TAKACH  PRESS WITH LOVE

Marcos Polaco
selected some printmaking supplies 
from his employer Takach Press in Albuquerque,
which we left with Ocativo



Our Ride in Habana!!!




To paraphrase Octavio Irving -- "It's not a print shop without coffee.  You can do without presses, but coffee is essential."

We are very grateful to Octavio Irving for having us in his studio.  It was a wonderful experience.

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