C.R Ettinger Studio
Bonnie Levinthal / There and Somewhere

September 5th to October 18th, 2017
The reception will be Saturday September 9th, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00

C.R. Ettinger Studio is pleased to present THERE AND SOMEWHERE, an exhibition of prints and print based work by Bonnie Levinthal.

Bonnie Levinthal’s work is inspired by her travel to isolated northern locations and greatly informed by aerial photography, satellite images and maps.

While her work is linked to the places she visits it is not characterized by depicting any one particular place, but rather by “re-presenting” images that reflect her emotions and life situations. The visual language she has created melds observation and memory reflecting an experience that exists somewhere between the real and the imagined. Reflections, re-presentations, imaginings...

Working with intaglio techniques, hand-coloring and suminagashi (a Japanese marbleizing technique), Bonnie creates work that is guided by her research in depicting the mysterious underlying structure and relationship of the physical landscape, along with patterns, colors and phenomena associated with humankind’s impact on the earths ecology. Her work establishes a “viewpoint” whereby she challenges us to further consider ways one’s perspective might offer unexpected reflection and insight.

For further information www.bonnielevinthal.com or contact Cindi Ettinger crettingerstudio@gmail.com

About the Artist:

Bonnie Levinthal (Philadelphia, PA) received her MFA from the Pennsylvania State University and her BFA from the University of the Arts (formerly Philadelphia College of Art). She has shown her work nationally in Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C. among other locations and internationally in Havana, Cuba, Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. Levinthal has received awards for her work, including a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant and fellowships at Yaddo, The Millay Colony of the Arts and the Nes Artist Residency in Iceland. Her work is collected in numerous public and private collections in the United States. Levinthal is currently an Associate Professor of Visual Art at Penn State Abington.
Paul Cava / Variations
June 3 – July 15, 2017


From June 3rd to July 15th, 2017, C.R. Ettinger Studio is pleased to present Paul Cava /Variations, an exhibition of photo-based work.

The exhibition will open the evening of Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 with a reception 6:00-8:00 pm.

Since the late 1970’s Paul Cava’s art has been involved with the fusion of photography and non-photographic media, such as painting, drawing and various forms of printmaking. Using his own work as well as found anonymous photographs, Cava combines images both manually and digitally with paper and collage elements.
Much has been said about the sensual and poetic nature of his imagery but the purpose of this exhibit is to shed some light on the artist’s practice – the various expressions, permutations and manifestations that a singular photographic image can potentially propagate.
Most photographic practice extracts a singular image from the continuium of life. Cava’s approach is to extract the continuium from the singular image. Context is a signifier in Cava’s collages and allows him to reposition emotionally, and psychologically in regard to the meaning of a particular image .
In music, variation is a way of organizing a composition by taking a melody or phrase and then repeating it in several different ways. Similarly this exhibit examines the ways Cava explores the various possibilities of meaning in his work.
Paul Cava has exhibited paintings, drawings and photo-based works from 1976 to the present in galleries and museums in the US and Europe, and his work is included in private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Princeton University Museum of Art, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, and others.
Richard Hricko

Urban Growth

March 4th – April 14th 2017

Reception:
Saturday March 11th 6 – 8pm



Richard Hricko’s prints, on view at C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery, present composite views that honor nature, industry, and the course of growth and decay. Working in relief, lithography, and intaglio techniques, he creates dense landscape details that seamlessly synthesize the real and imagined into timeless images. With a masterful hand, he reworks the castoffs of urban landscapes to transform the common into the precious.

Richard works in South Kensington, Philadelphia, where the environment plays an integral role within his work. Focusing on the intimate details of what surrounds him, he delights in exploring where nature and industry collide.

For further information about the work please contact Richard at hricko.richard@gmail.com
ETCHINGS BY DAVID FERTIG
T H E N O B L E S O V L D I E R o r, A C O N T R A C T B R O K E N

J U S T L Y R E V E N G’ D

A T R A G E D Y

Etchings By David Fertig



PRESS RELEASE: Sunday. December 4, 2016 12:00 to 4:00

David Fertig’s portfolio of 70 etchings now in production at the C.R. Ettinger Studio is based on the artist’s fascination with the Napoleonic Wars, battle scenes and everyday moments from that time. Although the images, medium and style are based in history and tradition, they have a contemporary quality due to his drawing style of loose gestural lines that create high contrasts of abstract shapes. He uses the subject of war as a metaphor to illustrate human emotions we all feel and can relate to.

David Fertig studied at Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), and Chicago Art Institute. He has been represented by The Graham Gallery in New York, The Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco and has also shown in Canada and Abroad.

To raise funds to complete these editions we are doing a promotion to sell various proofs of the first 20 prints of the portfolio at a reduced price.
Please join David and me Sunday, December 4th for this opportunity and help participate in our promotion to complete this ambitious project. Other work By David Fertig will also be on display and available for sale. For more information please contact Cindi Ettinger at
cettinger@verizon.net

The C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery features exhibitions of prints and printmaking related works. The gallery has irregular hours (usually open from noon till 6:00 Monday through Friday), but always best to contact before visiting or take your chances. Also open by appointment 7 days a week.
C.R. Ettinger Studio 2215 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 610.585.4084 www.crettinger.com
Cénit (Addendum)
CÉNIT (Addendum)

Exhibition features recent work by the artist José Ortiz-Pagán

On Thursday, October 27 a new exhibition entitled CÉNIT (Addendum), by artist José Ortiz-Pagán will open at the C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery. Ortiz-Pagán uses steel canvas to etch detailed imagery using rust as a time decoding agent. These prints analyze political events in the last 40 years on which the occurrence itself was used as a way of crafting and sending a message. The opening reception is from 5-7pm. The C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery is located at 2215 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. This event is free and open to the public.

Ortiz Pagán artwork establishes a conversation regarding post-industrial systems in the tropics and colonies and how this has affected the way we approach and trade time. There is a common thread within higher economical systems and displacement. Migration being one of the most important phenomena inherent to this co-relation.

About the Artist:

José Ortiz-Pagán was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. While living in the oldest colony in the world he received a BA from the University of Puerto Rico on 2009, where he was awarded with the Carlos Marichal award on Printmaking. Later on he moves to the city of Philadelphia and eventually Rome, Italy where he received an MFA on Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

José Ortiz-Pagán has received awards and collaborated with several institutions including, Second State Press and Taller Puertorriqueño. Recently his work was featured in 2014, Northeast Issue #110 of the publication New American Paintings and has also been included in the most recent version of the Trienal Poligráfica of San Juan for the year 2015.


The Exit and The Outlet
ARTIST TO EXHIBIT PRINTS ABOUT A POST-INTERNET EXISTENCE
Mark Rice’s linocuts tells a story of humankind’s break-up with the Internet

On Saturday, September 3rd a new exhibition by artist Mark Rice will open at the C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery. The exhibition is entitled The Exit and and Outlet and is composed of relief prints created from intricately carved linoleum blocks. These prints depict the end of humanity’s love affair with the internet. The opening reception is from 5-7pm. The C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery is located at 2215 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. This event is free and open to the public.

Mark Rice’s linocut prints describe a fictional world in which the internet has become sentient, rejecting its creators, effectively “breaking-up” with humanity. The detailed linocuts illustrate a society come undone, with people going through different stages of grief, searching for answers and destroying their useless tech devices.

The narrative aside, the prints are rich in line and shape, depicting light and form using methods referencing early woodcuts and engravings. A sense of time is suspended, balanced between the history of printmaking as book illustration and the relevance of work on paper in a digital world. The spectrum of different figures and their individual responses to their internet-less existence asks viewers to consider their relationship to the internet. This could be a dark subject, but the prints themselves points to a culture that finds a way to tell its story and makes a case for the relevance of making objects.

If you would like more information about his exhibition, please email Mark Rice at mrice@risd.edu, or to schedule an interview call (812) 219 1821.

The C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery features exhibitions of prints and printmaking related works. The gallery has irregular hours (usually open from noon till 6:00 Monday through Friday), but always best to contact before visiting or take your chances. Also open by appointment 7 days a week.

C.R. Ettinger Studio
2215 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
610.585.4084
www.crettinger.com
GLYPHS
C.R. Ettinger Studio will exhibit in the gallery “Glyphs”, an invitational group show of prints created to explore imaginative uses of typeface and symbols printed via letterpress.



“A glyph (pronounced GLIHF; from a Greek word meaning carving) is a graphic symbol that provides the appearance or form for a character. A glyph can be an alphabetic or numeric font or some other symbol that pictures an encoded character.”


Highlights of the show include artwork by Katie Baldwin, Marianne Dages, Matt Neff,
Kay Nothstein, Purgatory Pie Press, Tory Savery and Christopher Vanauken.
Opening reception: March 19th 4:30-6:30
On view through April 29th.

The gallery will be open during The Philadelphia book fair April 1st and 2nd 1:00-6:00.



About C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery
 
 
The C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery was established in 2012 after master printer Cindi Ettinger relocated her studio from Old City to 2215 South Street. The gallery features exhibitions of prints and printmaking related works. The gallery has irregular hours (usually open from noon till 6:00 Monday through Friday), but always best to contact before visiting or take your chances. Also open by appointment 7 days a week.
 


C.R. Ettinger Studio
2215 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
610.585.4084
www.crettinger.com
Traveling Suitcase Installation Project:
Philadelphia Exhibition at C.R. Ettinger Studio
Opening Reception: Sunday Dec. 20th 4-7pm
On view: December 20, 2015 - January 28, 2016

The Traveling Suitcase Installation Project lands in Philadelphia!

Following an exhibition tour through Dundee, Weimar, Berlin and Venice, the Traveling Suitcase Installation Project arrives in Philadelphia for a culminating exhibition at C.R. Ettinger Studio. Each installation along the tour presents the viewer with a distinct form of the work - as the piece unfolds into a unique sculptural body that responds to the spatial conditions and environment at each location, a distinctive installation emerges. Carrying the history of its former configurations in the breaks and bends of the massive paper object, the Philadelphia installation will offer a textural narrative of its continental travels.

C.R. Ettinger Studio
2215 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
610.585.4084

Traveling Suitcase Installation is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.

This project was made possible by the generous contribution of Voyage Sponsors: DCA Print Studio, 86400, IRI Inc, and numerous individual donors. Thank You.



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Traveling Suitcase Installation Project

Marilyn Holsing


B.F.F.

C.R. Ettinger Studio presents a recently completed set of prints, ephemera and an installation inspired by Young Marie Antoinette

November 13 – December 17, 2015
Opening reception Friday, November 13, 6:00 – 8:00pm