2019 residency artists
Mary V. Marsh @ Max’s Garage Press
Working with Max Stadnik at Max’s Garage Press was a dream opportunity for me to realize an idea for an artist’s book and learn Risograph. Risograph is a duplicator, like a mimeograph; ink is forced through a stencil. It was developed in Japan in the mid 1980s for large quantities of inexpensive color copies for schools. Looking similar to a photocopier, you insert the color toner drum, push a button to create a stencil on the drum, then select print.
The studio walls were an inspiration of Riso possibilities. Max worked with me to do much of the layout while teaching me Photoshop and explaining the qualities and limitations of Riso. Once I was oriented to changing the ink drums, and printing on the Risograph, it was fun and liberating to work directly from Photoshop, with the ability to make quick tone and layout changes as I was printing. I am quite happy with the resulting artist’s book, EXTRA EXTRA! Edition, an edition of 90 that I was able to include in my Kala Fellowship show.
I am so grateful to CSP for this generous gift of working with a master printer and sharing the results with everyone at the residencies reception at In Cahoots Residency. Max and his partner Sanaa Kahn were very generous, easy going, and flexible with their time and attention.
Meghan Pohlod @ In Cahoots
Over the duration of my two week residency at In Cahoots with Macy Chadwick I produced a twenty-two page, hardcover, concertina book. I learned how to use the Vandercook Universal 3 letterpress and worked on the Takach etching press adding light monotype layers. I digitally printed scanned photos at Kala Art Institute prior to my arrival in order to have the time to work with Macy learning typesetting and letterpress printing.
In Cahoots Residency is unique in that Macy provided radical hospitality. Greeted with my own living space, a clean studio, thoughtful grouping of two other residency artists, and a breadth of knowledge allowed me to realize my project while also feeling like I was on a retreat away from work/life duties. I learned a new book layout, bind, planning and printing an edition, and all the quirks of letterpress. I walked away with inspiration and encouragement that I have another residency planned for August 2020!
Noah Breuer @ The W.O.R.K.S.
The Vallejo Times Herald has published an engaging article on Noah Breuer’s residency at The W.O.R.K.S. You can read it here.