Barbara Madsen, an American artist and Associate Professor in Print at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, visited us for 4 weeks in July and August 2017. Our purpose for her visit was to make photogravures. She photographed objects brought to the studio by everyone and ‘arb’ things she found in the studio – objects with no symbolic meaning. These objects became the subject matter for her photogravures. Barbara has made many gravures in her career. Thus her presence at the studio was very valuable to Zhané Warren, for both their passion for the technique caused ‘geek’ discussions and debates. Whilst, experimentations, tests, more tests, proofing, modifying ink, proofing with different inks, back to photoshop, printing more positives, sensitising more gelatin tissue, etching more plates, proofing until that ‘right’ print is pulled.

 

 

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Helping Hand
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Bomb
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Spatula
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Sieve
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Pencil Sharpener
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Masher
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Iron Gasket
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Drain Filter
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Vase
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16

 

Barbara Madsen, Photogravure, Prints

Barbara Madsen
Saw Horse Angle
2017
Photogravure on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm paper
Edition of 16