"Hope II" Letterpress Print Edition by Alexander Barton
50 available for purchase in an edition of 125.
Each two-color letterpress print has been signed by the artist and ships with a corresponding certificate of authenticity.
Alexander Barton's "Hope II" is "a drawing of self deprecating delight. An auto-destructive and self sufficient inversion of the reflective icon." The letterpress edition measures roughly 7" tall by 9" wide. Part of the Tiny Showcase letterpress print series, the reproduction of Alexander's graphite on paper artwork has been printed by Providence's DWRI Letterpress on Somerset's velvet finish 250gsm archival printmaking paper. The two-color artwork has been blind-debossed with the edition number, artist's name, and the insignia of the printer.
Available unframed or hand-framed in Maple with archival mat and glass by Providence's Joel Taplin of Taplin MFG. Framed artwork is archivally matted and hung with UV-protective glass. The hand-made frames are made from locally-milled Maple with inlaid Maple splines in each corner for added strength.
Alexander has chosen the Atheist Alliance International as his artwork's charity. Atheist Alliance International is a global federation of atheist and freethought groups and individuals, committed to educating its members and the public about atheism, secularism and related issues. Atheist Alliance International's works to create a secular world where public policy, scientific inquiry and education are not influenced by religious beliefs, but based upon sound reasoning, rationality and evidence. $250 dollars from the sale of Alexander's artwork will be donated to the organization.
Alexander Barton is a New York based visual artist, whose work centers on the perversion of popular culture debris. Barton uses visceral material including tar, wax, shellac, swine blood, tabloids, oils, and pigment to create objects of a cultural by-product. He earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2004) and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art (2012). Over the past decade Barton has shown his work between New York City and Providence, with several solo exhibitions including Hot Hide,Comex or Becamus, and Body Of. He was a President’s Scholar at the New York Academy of Art (2012) and was awarded a residency at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City (2005) and the Leipzig International Art Programme in Leipzig, Germany (2011). Barton is presently working on a collection of paintings to be exhibited in 2012 entitled Filth & Foremost.