Ann Johnson, Anna Mavromatis
Hooks-Epstein Galleries is very proud to be participating in PrintHouston 2013. We will feature printmaking processes in Ann Johnson’s, I'll Fly Away and Anna Mavromatis', Paper Tales. The exhibition opens Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11am. A reception for the artists from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The exhibition continues through Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
In Ann Johnson's, I'll Fly Away, a collection of hats and fans was created to honor Sundays in the traditional Black Church. The church hats or crowns are assembled and fashioned with hand-printed feathers and handmade paper. The fans unify a traditional Native American prayer fan with an afro pick base, which integrates various printed images on the feathers. Johnson states, “I'll Fly Away is a tribute to that special day. I'll Fly Away is a hymnal that is often heard on Sunday mornings. My father was the minister of music in my home church growing up and this was one of his favorite songs. To this day my mother very rarely attends church without wearing a hat. My hope with this body of work is to create a stirring of the soul.”
In Anna Mavromatis', Paper Tales, Paper Tales represent journal entries of a very personal nature. Instead of words, her emotions and thoughts are expressed through colors, shapes, gestural markings and folds. Mavromatis has superimposed in her work ancient and modern printmaking methods. Mavromatis states, “I sculpt, collage, handle paper and turn it into a kosmos where all I need, all I feel, all I want to revisit, re-examine, even forget find a place to be expressed.”
Artist’s Demonstrations for the artists will be scheduled as follows:
Saturday, June 8, 2013 – Anna Mavromatis @ 2pm
Saturday, June 29, 2013 – Ann Johnson @ 2pm
Hooks-Epstein Galleries is proud to be a part of PRINTHOUSTON 2013, a celebration of original prints, the artists who create them, and the people who collect them. PRINTHOUSTON 2013 features an innovative series of print-inspired exhibitions at art galleries, art spaces, and museums throughout the city. A diverse selection of local, international, established, and emerging artists whose works fuse traditional styles of printmaking with contemporary ideas and aesthetics will be on display.
I'll Fly Away and Paper Tales will continue through Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
For more images, please visit the full exhibition.