Crow's Shadow Newsletter – August 2020

Monoprints Online

Jovencio de la Paz, No future Homeworlds (Mountains), a series of 12 monoprints, 16.5" x 29.75", $400 each

Jovencio de la Paz was at Crow's Shadow for two weeks in July, during which he created a set of twelve landscape monoprints and three Approvals-to-Print for small-edition lithographs. Both series employ artificial intelligence to extrapolate data for imagery–in the case of the landscapes, to create the illusion of a real place, and in the editions creating optically vibrating moiré patterns. Both processes relate to his weaving practice alternating between manual and digital translations in a conceptually generative feedback loop.

His monoprints are available for viewing and purchase online, and the lithographs will be editioned in the coming months. Check out our Instagram highlights for more teasers.

Since we can't have our regular artist talks right now, please enjoy this 10-minute video of Jovencio talking about his work and his time in the studio!

Current Artist-in-Residence

Ralphy Pugay joined us at Crow's Shadow on August 2nd and started his second week of printmaking in the studio with Judith Baumann and Maggie Middleton. He has made many drawings and is working through finding which colors and images he wants to develop into finished prints. There are a couple of exciting blend rolls and color combinations currently being tested. 

His narrative drawings feature figures often outlined in black and holding contorted poses that are at once comedic and grotesque. His playful painting style is candy-colored and points to the absurdist within the mundane. We are looking forward to seeing what comes out of the studio in the next week.
"Growing up in the Philippines, I consumed a lot of comics, television, video games, and Catholic dogma. These experiences influence the way I create narrative paintings as I evoke the fantastical and the absurd."
Pugay has an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice, and a BA in Studio Art, both from Portland State University. He graduated from the summer residency intensive at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Madison, ME). He currently teaches Art at Portland State University, where he gained tenure in 2020.


Our new Takach Lithography press was uncrated and installed in the studio on July 10!
The gallery and studio are currently closed to the public as Umatilla County is operating under Stay Home Stay Safe guidelines through at least the end of August. You can still order artwork online or give us a call with questions. Thank you for your support of CSIA now and always.

Crow’s Shadow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social and economic opportunities to Native Americans through artistic development.
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