January 3 – February 1: RE-IMAGINING PRINTMAKING: Kath Frajbis & Dennis Gordon
Kath Frajbis and Dennis Gordon delve into a variety of new and traditional printmaking methods to develop exciting and intriguing prints.
Frajbis’ work features rich colors and textural surfaces. She often combines lino etching and collagraph techniques with a variety of metals and materials to build intaglio prints that resemble sculptural works of art.
Gordon’s work reveals strong lines and vibrant intensity. Utilizing a laser to help create the woodcut, he is able to produce startling detail and linework. His woodcuts are then inked and printed on a variety of colored backgrounds
Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 11, 1 pm – 3 pm.
In the summer of 2017, I met an artist named Ellie Harold, who offered art workshops for oil painters in Frankfort, MI. I decided to enroll in one of her classes and happily have been practicing with oil paints ever since. Initially driven by the need to express my feelings of loss, painting has allowed me to honor a lifelong appreciation of art and my early interest in realizing my own art-making potential.
I set up a still life in my basement studio and attempt to paint what I see. I am learning about rendering shapes, lights and darks, shadowing, color palate, color mixing, texture, and so on. I am beginning to add more complexity as well, most recently, by placing and painting a still life in front of a window to increase depth in the painting.
I always have the spirit and support of the family members in this beautiful journey that I am creating.
About our Exhibits
The Northville Art House presents juried, invitational and open call exhibitions highlighting the artwork of established and emerging artists from Metro Detroit, the U.S and around the world. Opening receptions take place the First Friday of the month from 5:30 – 8:30 pm and are always free and open to the public.