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K E N I S E B A R N E S F I N E A R T

The World Alongside Ours


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The World Alongside Ours Woodcut Prints by Eve Stockton November 16 – December 22, 2018

cover: Seascapes (suite), 2018, woodcut prints with colored inks, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper editions 1/1 (monotypes), 39 x 117 inches (suite) $10,200. (framed)


detail: Stream variation 6


Stream variation 6, 2018 woodcut print with colored inks and colored pencil on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


Eve Stockton with master printer Susan Goldman of Lily Press, Rockville, MD


Eve Stockton’s process begins by hand carving three foot by three foot wood blocks. The composition is built in successive layers; each layer of oil-based ink is rolled onto the carved block. Working with master printer Susan Goldman at Lily Press, the artist carefully aligns each freshly inked block on the paper before passing it through the large press. A print is often re-inked and layered with other blocks to create a complex symphony of field and ground, color and form. The physicality of both the carving and the printing demands rigor and focus. Stockton may further enhance the layered print with watercolor, colored pencil or ink to amplify the composition or to highlight and add drama to particular features. Many of Stockton’s woodcut prints are inspired by summers spent by the sea in Nova Scotia. They are emblematic of her lifelong love of being outdoors observing nature. The artist especially enjoys presenting large-scale prints in groupings that create an immersive experience for the viewer and generate a sense of movement in the work.

Woodcut is a relief printing technique in which an artist carves an image into the surface of a block of wood leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the non-printing parts. Areas that the artist cuts away carry no ink, while characters or images at surface level carry the ink to produce the print. The surface is covered with ink by rolling over the block with an ink-covered roller leaving ink upon the flat surface but not in the non-printing areas.


detail: Cluster XI variation 2


Cluster XI variation 2, 2018 woodcut print with colored and silver inks on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


detail: Cluster XI variation 3


Cluster XI variation 3, 2018 woodcut print with colored and silver inks on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


detail: Woodland Landscape IX variation 8


Woodland Landscape IX variation 8, 2018 wood woodcut print with colored inks and colored pencil on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


detail: Woodland Landscape VII variation 3


Woodland Landscape VII variation 13, 2018 woodcut print with colored inks and colored pencil on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


detail: Sea/Bloom variation 8


Sea/Bloom variation 8, 2016 woodcut print with colored inks and colored pencil on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


Artist talk, Inventions of Nature, solo exhibition 2012


Sea/Bloom variations 8 and 9 (pair), 2016 woodcut prints with colored inks and colored pencil on paper, editions 1/1 (monotypes) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed) (each)


detail: Sea/Bloom variation 9


Sea/Bloom variation 9, 2016 woodcut print with colored inks and colored pencil on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


detail: Woodland Skyscape variation 94


Woodland Skyscape variation 94, 2018 woodcut print with colored inks and colored pencil on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


detail: Woodland Skyscape variation 95


Woodland Skyscape variation 95, 2018 woodcut print with colored inks and colored pencil on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


Eve Stockton has a multifaceted background. She earned degrees in architecture and fine arts at Princeton University (undergraduate) followed by a Masters in Architecture from Yale School of Architecture. After working as an architect in NYC for a number of years she chose to focus on her passion for studio art.


Eve Stockton’s woodcuts are inspired by close observation of nature and an eclectic interest in science. Utilizing a multifaceted background in architecture and art, Stockton engages the variables of large-scale printmaking to produce an ongoing body of dynamic, graphic images. She is inspired by the natural world observed and the primordial world imagined. Her imagery often starts off connected to a specific place. She is an avid hiker with a particular fondness for the northern coast of Nova Scotia.

I grew up in an arts-oriented family in rural Ohio. There was no rigid line dividing life from art as I played in surrounding woods, fields, ponds and caves. There is a direct connection from my early days as a curious tomboy to my current pursuits as an artist. Nature, science, art and memory all inform my art as do frequent trips to museums. In museums I am often awed by ancient art, it reminds me that all artists are all part of a continuum. For example, my woodcut process can be linked to ancient China where the first woodcut prints were made. - Eve Stockton


detail: Stream variation 2


Stream variation 2, 2017 woodcut print with colored inks and watercolor on paper, edition 1/1 (monotype) 41.25 x 41.25 inches $3600. (framed)


Seascape, 2018 (one in suite of three) woodcut prints with colored inks, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper edition 1/1 (monotype) $10,200. (suite, framed)


Seascapes (suite), 2018 woodcut prints with colored inks, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper editions 1/1 (monotypes), 39 x 117 inches $10,200. (suite, framed)


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