Finally, after talking about it for months, we’ve set up a blog to follow the exploits of Throwdown Press.
Throwdown Press is “not-for-profit custom printing model that has an emphasis on open dialogue, broad relationships with the artistic community, informal teaching processes and support for emerging artists.” What this means, is that we invite emerging artists with no printmaking background, to come and make prints with us.
Normally we’ll invite 3 artists as a group, for a three month residency – resulting in a series of prints from each artist. The results vary, depending on the concepts and methodology the artists are used to dealing with. We facilitate them with our technical knowledge of etching, lithographic, relief and screenprinting techniques.
Our first group (Ramesh Nhithyendran, Al Poulet and Patrick Cremin) have almost finished their residency and the results are encouraging. We’ll be posting often with images, interviews and general stuff…