Tumbled in Gold
Small Prints 2000-2019
Through May 14th, 2022
We are pleased to present a series of small prints by gallery artist Kumi Korf.
These works, created between 2000-2019, continue the artist's exploration of the intaglio process.
Combining sugar-lift, spit-bite, aquatint and chine-collé, they are complex yet still maintain the spontaneous lines and shapes found in her sumi-e ink drawings. Adding saturated color and metallic ink shows the artist's affinity for combining both eastern and western aesthetics.
In contrast to her larger works, made using a thin, translucent paper, the small works are printed on heavy, cotton rag paper and incorporate chine collé.
Ms Korf, an architect as well as a printmaker and bookmaker created these works in her studio, a space she designed and built on a large wooded property in Ithaca, New York
The natural world surrounding the studio is the source material for the imagery. However, it is the artist's interpretation of this place, the blending of memories from her childhood in Japan with those made from years spent exploring this rural area that define this body of work.
Kumi Korf's artist books are included in the SF Center for the Book exhibition Possibilities through May 1 2022 sfcb.org
and at the Bainbridge Island Museum exhibition Boundless through June 22 2022 biaartmuseum.org
May 18 - June 11 2022
June 14 - July 24 2022