Virtual E/AB: White Wings Press

However disappointing, the cancellation of this year’s Editions/Artists’ Books Fair may seem trivial in the broader context of the genuine tragedies caused by superstorm Sandy. But the cancellation represents a tremendous loss for the fair’s exhibitors, who work toward this event all year, and may depend on its success. Printeresting has offered E/AB participants an online platform to showcase new editions. We can’t make up for the loss of the fair, but we hope that our readers will appreciate these great projects (and that you might consider supporting these publishers during a difficult time).

Editions from WHITE WINGS PRESS in Chicago:

White Wings Press specializes in multi-plate intaglio techniques and photogravure. Each year we invite guest artists from across the country to stay and collaborate on projects with us at our Chicago location. Among the artists we were fortunate to work with this past year are Diana Sudyka, Audrey Niffenegger, and Teresa James. Sudyka’s “Ghost Islands,” is the latest print to be editioned. This five-color etching and aquatint references contemporary Japanese folk imagery using the aesthetics of traditional hand-illustrated animation and beautiful rich color achievable through the intaglio process. Audrey Niffenegger’s “Changeling,” was produced in accompaniment with the ballet, “Raven Girl,” written and with costume design by Niffenegger. This combination of etching and photogravure bequeaths to the audience the fantastically dark and beautiful allure of Niffenegger’s narrative work. Teresa James’ “Look to No Other Arm” is one of a continual series of cyanotypes James is currently producing at White Wings Press.  She melds her unique style of drawing, ubiquitous throughout the many mediums she utilizes, with cyanotype to capture a still from an intangible, deeply spiritual place.

Diana Sudyka, Ghost Islands
5 color etching w/ aquatint, Image Size: 24″ x 9″

Audrey Niffenegger, Changeling
3 color etching w/ aquatint & photogravure, Image Size: 15 3/4″ x 14″

Teresa James, Look to No Other Arm
Cyanotype, Paper Size: 26″ x 20″

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