Meet a hand lithographerFaye Passow, a Minneapolis artist, will have art featured at the Evansville Art Center through August 28.
Faye Passow, a Minneapolis artist, will have art featured at the Evansville Art Center through August 28.
An open house for Passow has been set for Saturday, August 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the EAC.
Passow’s main medium of choice as a fine artist is hand lithography, a 200-year-old printmaking process, which was the precursor of modern offset printing used to print most newspapers, magazines, catalogues and books.
According to Passow, lithography is second only to dairy farming in its labor intensity.
Featured in the EAC exhibit are a series of colorful images she calls, “The Fear Series,” because through an incongruous set of disastrous events, the images play with people’s beliefs about when fear is important and when it is an impediment.
In “Unprepared,” a troop of Girl Scouts is brandishing marshmallow sticks against an array of 20th century characters from a high school music teacher to the robot from The Day the Earth Stood Still.
A second series features several incarnations of trailer homes, including a medieval trailer park, a migratory bird trailer park and a trailer park being relocated via a tornado.
Not all is unwell in Faye’s world, however. Her most recent lithographs offer a series of beautiful black and white landscapes.
Lush and detailed, these landscapes are intimate portraits of a fractured and mysterious world. Both luminous and dark, they present the natural world as simultaneously frenetic and foreboding, dreamlike and magical.
Passow’s work has been shown at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and images of her work have been published in Minnesota Days: Our Heritage in Stories, Art and Photos.
For more information about Passow, visit her websites www.fayepassow.com or www.keepthefaith.com.