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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Meet Douglas Bick of Shambolic Prints

2 of Douglas Bick's pieces in our gallery for our current exhibit, "Screen-Play"

Douglas Bick was born in New York and raised in Flatbrush Brooklyn until the age of 19. He received his B.F.A. from S.U.N.Y. Purchase in Westchester, NY. He has lived in various parts of New England, the past 4 years and recently received his M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has his sights on moving in the near future to the West Coast and is looking at Portland, OR for his next adventure.

"ZZZ's Fiend"
17" x 11" framed
multi color silk-screen

"Y Fiend"
17" x 11" framed
multi color silk-screen

($1800 for the set: Y Fiend + ZZZ's Fiend)

"Scintillating Addiction II"
24" x 36"
1-color woodblock, 5-color silkscreen

Douglas Bick Artist Statement
from New York

An open-ended book is a story with no true beginning or ending. I strive to accomplish this concept by allowing the viewers of my work to embark on a visual adventure. I place expressive illustrations of pictorial forms within an image in a format that allows the viewer to conjure up their own surreal tales, based on their relationships with the concepts, objects, and their personal life experiences. As the artist, I administer the visual documentation of these tales with precise theories and comments on social and political issues, relating to contemporary society. The ideas behind these story lines are illustrated with a central and focused concept; I am just currently fascinated with the ideology behind having the viewer venture for personal reflection.

The art storytelling should not cease once the drafting of the imagery is complete. Printmaking is a process that allows artists to elaborate on their thoughts by creating depth and texture. These traits become intertwined with the storyline and have the ability to convey grace and elegance to any subject matter being depicted. All of my creative thoughts are filtered through the process of Printmaking; the medium has become a part of my identity. I am fascinated by the infinite possibilities that are presently seeking exploration within this timeless medium. Currently I am extremely interested in the process of combining mediums. The way these individualized art practices contrast and react to one another is perfect!

Don't miss out in seeing his artwork in person, Screen-Play will continue to be on exhibit until Friday, February 5th. Gallery hours are Wed - Fri from noon-6pm or by appointment (206) 234-8348.


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