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Pulp: Gallery Talk September 24, 2009

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This afternoon the gallery hosted a lunchtime gallery talk for “Pulp: Works on Paper by the Studio Art Faculty“. Wellesley College Book Arts Program Director Katherine McCanless Ruffin, and Professors Daniela Rivera and Christine Rogers presented short talks on their works in the exhibition.

Pulp: Gallery Talk

Katherine McCanless Ruffin discusses her letterpress prints. The two prints on the right are images of the a vandercook press, created from letter forms and punctuation. The print on the left was a collaborative piece which was recently completed with Kiki Smith through the Davis Museum.

Pulp: Gallery Talk

Christine Rogers discusses her photography project “New Family”.

Pulp: Gallery Talk

Daniela Rivera discusses her silverpoint drawing.

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“Pulp” Preview: Katherine McCanless Ruffin August 27, 2009

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Apreview of a work that will be in “Pulp: Works on Paper by the Studio Art Faculty“:  “Portrait of a Universal No. 1, Number One”, a letterpress print by Book Arts Program Director Katherine McCanless Ruffin. Her artist statement is listed below the image.

Katherine McCanless Ruffin

“Portrait of a Universal One, Number One” was originally printed in response to an invitation from the Center for Book Arts Vandercook Book, in celebration of the centennial of the Vandercook company. I set myself the challenge of printing a portrait of my Vandercook Universal One printing press with metal and wood type in my studio. The main body of the press is printed from wood type. The broadside gave me the opportunity to experiment with varnish, metallic inks, and overprinting. After printing an original edition of 100 copies for the Vandercook Book, I was invited to reprint the portrait in an edition of 800 for the 2009 issue of the Matrix published by the Whittington Press. This print is from the reprint edition, which was printed from the original wood and metal type on the Universal One in August 2008.-Katherine McCanless Ruffin