HILARY LORENZ

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Projects and Residencies offers a brief look into current projects I am working, future projects I have yet to begin, and past projects.

 

I was asked in March 2016 by curator Aimee Gwynne Franklyn if I would be interested in being commissioned for a piece in "Cross-Pollination" exhibition for 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM. I jumped on the chance. I am currently research moths, bears and nighttime pollination and will create a two floor installation for the exhibition opening August 2017.
August 19 - October 21, 2017

516 ARTS presents Cross Pollination, an international group exhibition showcasing work at the intersection of art and science that focuses on bees and other pollinators. About 35 percent of the world's food crops, and 75 percent of the flowering plants, depend on pollinators to reproduce. Pollinators, particularly bees, have become increasingly threatened by human action. With this knowledge, artists have responded to the issue by working with and for pollinators to raise awareness about their endangerment and their essential and profound role to sustaining life on earth. Curated by artist/backyard beekeeper Valerie Roybal, with curatorial assistance from Claude Smith and independent curator Aimee Gwynne Franklyn, Cross Pollination not only refers to how insects and other creatures pollinate plant life, but also to the cross pollination of ideas in art and science.

Initially curated by Aimee Gwynne Franklyn and Valerie Roybal
Current curators: Valerie Roybal and Claude Smith

Birding
99 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
October 2016 to February 2017

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) is pleased to welcome Birding, the latest exhibition in the Community Room and gallery at 99 Plymouth. Created by artist Hilary Lorenz, Birding is a mixed media installation using photography, watercolor and a linoleum block prints to document the more than 120 species of birds that call BBP home.

For six months, Lorenz made bi-weekly bird watching trips to the Park. After photographing the various species, Lorenz drew each image onto linoleum and carved it out. Using a hand crank printing press, she made multiple impressions of each block onto paper before cutting out each bird. Lorenz has arranged the richly colored and textured prints along the hallway in groups of aquatic birds including Canada geese, mallard ducks, wood ducks, mergansers, seagulls and more.

In the Community Room, using cut paper images, linoleum block prints and watercolor, Lorenz created an interactive piece representing the bird habitat at the Pier 1 Salt Marsh. Over the course of the exhibition, Lorenz will lead demonstrations of carving and printing a linoleum block on a portable printing press. Participants will be invited to ink pre-cut linoleum blocks and print an image to add to the “habitat wall” in the Community Room.

For upcoming workshops click here.

 


LMCC Process Space, Govenors Island, NY
March - July 2016

Process Space provides intensive, project-based studio residencies, including opportunities for audience development, for mid-career and established artists and arts groups working across all disciplines. Process Space residencies are comprised of exclusive, concentrated time in dedicated space that ranges from two to six weeks for projects developed in a rehearsal space with a dance floor to three to five months for projects developed in a studio or office space.

Process Space is committed to addressing a unique need artists have, at a more established career-stage, for dedicated space to develop projects at home in New York City. Across disciplines, artists have sought out development and rehearsal spaces as well as resources in other cities and countries around the world, causing them to take their artistic practices, collaborations, and innovations away from New York City. With these conditions and matters in mind, Process Spacespecifically supports artists who are developing work for performance, exhibition, or publication at a New York-based presenting venue, gallery, arts organization, or press.

 

C-Scape Dune Shack National Seashore Residency
Provincetown, NM August 2016

C-Scape is one of 19 shacks located within the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District. The primitive nature of the structure—no electricity, indoor plumbing, or telephone—and its physical isolation allow for uninterrupted solitude and refuge. The dwelling is a 1 1/2 story, three- room structure, including a studio and wood stove. It has a propane cooking stove and small refrigerator, and a composting toilet.

In 2010 I formed PrintSocial.

PrintSocial is an exchange between two or three people during the process of making an editioned linoleum print. It is an idea I dreamed up after having to move my studio to my home. It serves many purposed but the two primary ones are: I always wanted to have a printshop and invite people to come and make a print – thus I play the role of a print publisher on a tiny scale. Second, after moving my studio home it became very isolating to sit and carve alone all day so I thought I would invite someone once a week to join me.

General Details
No experience necessary. You do not need to be an artist. In fact not being an artist is a plus.
It is free.
It will take 3-4 hours.
You must like dogs. They will bark at you when you first arrive.
You must be able to work in small spaces. After all I am in NYC.
Ideally you like to share ideas, talk, but it is not required.
Mostly I only book Sunday afternoons but will make an exception.

Print Details
You will print 10 prints plus 2 artist proofs – 12 in total. I will explain what all that means. I will keep 3 and sell two for $35 each. This helps to pay for paper and supplies. This is obviously not a business venture.

You can draw directly onto your 8″ x 6″ linoleum plate or you can bring a photo, drawing, any image and transfer it to your plate. The only real planning you need to do is know what you want your image to be and that you will make is 8″ x 6″ and print onto 15″ x 11″ paper.


Click to go to PDF Book of Project
Introduction to Relief is a 32 page handbook I developed to help students who come to Stonetrigger Press Workshops better prepare for printing. It is a vital took in my University teaching practice and at PrintSocial. While you may not reproduce this catalog you are welcome to use it for your own person printing projects. Hard copies can be arranged if you would like one.

Click to go to PDF of book.
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