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  Aric Obrosey
April 24 - May 31, 2003
 

Aric Obrosey's works on paper for this exhibition are made by meticulously hand-printing ink using one-inch square ebony blocks which have been carved with a rich variety of dense and intricate lace patterns. The labor-intensive, unique wood engravings that result range from an enlarged grid-like design of elemental lace units to a cut paper sculpture of work gloves, printed with lace patterns on both the exterior and interior surfaces and embellished with lace cut-outs. Also included are surreal and humorous images of lace rib steaks and lamb chops which the artist transforms into fleshy yet delicate decorative motifs. While mining a nearly obsolete craft tradition, Obrosey transforms his creations into unique and inventive statements concerning obsessive beauty and the relationship of hand-crafted objects to mass production.
 
 
Pictorial Lace, Meat Motif, 2003
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
41 X 60 inches

DETAIL: Pictorial Lace, Meat Motif, 2003
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
41 X 60 inches

Porterhouse Paisley, 2003
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
41 X 29 inches
 
DETAIL: Porterhouse Paisley, 2003
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
41 X 29 inches

Pictorial Lace, Lamb Chop, 2003
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
22 1/2 X 30 inches

DETAIL: Pictorial Lace, Lamb Chop, 2003
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
22 1/2 X 30 inches
 
Lace Field (Paris Star), 2002
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
50 X 49 1/2 inches

DETAIL: Lace Field (Paris Star), 2002
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
50 X 49 1/2 inches

Paper Work Glove, Recto and Verso, 2003
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
10 X 7 X 4 inches
AP, Edition of 5

 
DETAIL: Paper Work Glove, Recto and Verso, 2003
Unique hand-printed wood engraving on paper
10 X 7 X 4 inches
AP, Edition of 5
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