How neat to make cross-country connections: I picked up the box set from contributing artist Laura Splan, during an opening at Dose Project Space [great mission!] for Lauren Davies’ show. It was a great mishmash of connections spanning the Bay Area (Chris, Lauren, plus contributing peers like Sarah Hotchkiss, Genevieve Quick, Kelly Lynn Jones, Aaron Harbour, Val Imus, and many more).
Risograph prints have a beautiful tonal quality. Chris picked out a nice, toothy, heavyweight paper to print on. Each piece has heft to it, and could easily (literally) stand on its own on a tilted shelf. In other words, they feel like prints, not posters.
Many of the artists created abstractions in black ink, and others explored riso’s odd, saturated palette of Sunkist orange, cobalt, and vibrant green. A very light greenish parchment-grey is fascinating. The back of each print is flooded with a repeated text, adding a cohesive element.
I love how my piece came out:
These are designs based on the Irrational Exuberance Flags series, but miniaturized, so you can cut them out and make a set of mini flags of your own.
And here are a few of my favorites:
View the full portfolio, and support this independent, artist-run venture, here.