C.R Ettinger Studio
Anders Bergstrom: a solo exhibition at C R Ettinger Studio
From May 21 through June 28, 2018, C R Ettinger & Dolan Maxwell are pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Anders Bergstrom. There will be a closing reception with the artist Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30. Works in the exhibition are selections from an ongoing series of meticulously made etchings printed and folded by hand to imitate the common brown paper bag. Pop Art and Photo­realism are reference points but ultimately his methods and the act of making are what motivates Bergstrom.

“Anders Bergstrom makes work about process in the guise of product. The result is a series of printed objects that pay homage to the individual labor of mass production by undertaking the rigorous process of reproduction by hand. The origin of the series is a suite of nine prints based on the bottoms of paper bags distributed by Duro, the largest manufacturer of brown paper lunch bags. Duro prints thename of the employee who produced each bag and the date of its manufacture on its underside like an artist’s signature, ironically authenticating an object destined to become crumpled detritus or litter in a street gutter. In Suite of 9 Prints, 2011 Bergstrom isolates the signature on each bag, enlarges it and reproduces it as an art object.”

Elleree Erdos, catalog essay, 2016

“Bergstrom makes approximations of reality with his constructed bags. These are not appropriation, rather a more painstaking production using printmaking to create something intended as useful, sturdy and cheap. Each bag has it’s own personality; a lean, a crease, a tattered saw tooth edge. What plays out there is text, color and form. Once assembled, the sculpture shows almost no marks of creation. They are full of nothing. It would be easy to think of them as readymades, when the reality is that the process of approximation gives them more of a kinship with Vija Celmins then Marcel Duchamp.”

Jeff Bergman, FOLD in 1,00 words; Atlas Newsletter, April 24, 2015

Anders Bergstrom was born in 1971, Tucson, Arizona and has a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Fine Arts from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Recent exhibitions include: Things at The McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University; Print Think Temple Contemporary, Temple University; Published by the Artist, International Print Center New York; Drawings and Prints: Selections from The Met Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Four More Years, Planthouse, New York; Anders Bergstrom: Prints, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA.

His prints are in the permanent collections at the New York Public Library, University of New Hampshire, Beinecke Library at Yale University, Smith College Museum of Art, MA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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.

Anders Bergstrom lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
Into The Fold
Into the Fold, an exhibition of mokuhanga prints by international artists

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Six international artists will showcase their new mokuhanga works at C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery in Philadelphia, PA which opens on Friday, March 30 at 6-8 p.m. This exhibition titled, Into the Fold, is the result of an ongoing creative conversation where artists respond to themes of folding/unfolding, portability, lineage, and community using mokuhanga as the primary medium.
Artists Katie Baldwin (Huntsville, AL), Sarah Hulsey (Somerville, MA), Fuko Ito (Lawrence, KS), Mariko Jesse (Tokyo, Japan), Yoonmi Nam (Lawrence, KS), and Mia O (Tokyo, Japan) are connected through teaching and learning mokuhanga in the United States and in Japan. The term and the process of Mokuhanga (Japanese for woodblock printmaking) has been adopted by contemporary artists working with the tools and materials associated with traditional Japanese water-based woodblock printing. These artists, along with many contemporary artists working in mokuhanga, trace a lineage of learning to a handful of Japanese printers, carvers and artists connected through the Nagasawa Art Park and MI-LAB artist residencies located in Japan.
Katie Baldwin’s work in woodblock and letterpress is grounded in the language of narrative, investigating storytelling through text and image. She is an Assistant Professor in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Sarah Hulsey creates artist books and prints that utilize visual possibilities inherent in language. She holds degrees from Harvard, MIT and University of the Arts, and currently lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Fuko Ito’s work in drawings and prints playfully explores feelings of vulnerability and sensations of discomfort informed by her cross-cultural upbringing. She was born and raised in Kobe, Japan and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Kansas.
Mariko Jesse was born in Japan, spent her childhood in Hong Kong, and was educated in the UK. Her international experiences shapes the subject matter of her work, as she express ideas of being caught between different cultures. She currently works as an illustrator in Tokyo, Japan.
Yoonmi Nam is drawn to the man-made spaces and objects that suggest a contradicting sense of time that is both temporary and lasting. She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and is an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas.
Mia O, inspired by calligraphy, works as a painter and printmaker to create images that embrace layering and mark-making. She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
The exhibition dates are March 30 - April 11, 2018. The opening reception is on Friday, March 30th, from 6 - 8 p.m. The C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery is located at 2215 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. This event is free and open to the public.
The C. R. Ettinger Studio Gallery features exhibitions of prints and printmaking related works. The gallery has irregular hours (usual open from noon till 6PM Monday - Friday), but always best to contact before visiting or take your changes. Also open by appointment 7 days a week.
Interior Flora: New Works by Katie Kaplan
Exhibition opening: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday, January 6th
Exhibition dates: January 6th to February 5th

Interior Flora is a show of new works by Katie Kaplan at C.R Ettinger Gallery. For the exhibition, Kaplan focuses on creating sculptural, printed textiles in relief and silkscreen, that evoke private spaces of fantasy and domesticity, viewed through a queer femme lens. Within the works is a collection of symbols and references drawing from mythology, art history, western esotericism, religious iconography, herbalism, and personal narrative. Her practice intends to elevate and explore feminine power and inner beauty.  

Katie Kaplan is a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on exploring printmaking at the intersection of sculpture, fiber arts, photography and video. Kaplan is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  currently living in Philadelphia, where she works as a Teaching Artist.   Recent accomplishments include completion of the Post-Graduate Apprentice Training Program at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the CRE Fellowship at Second State Press, a project based grant from the Three Rivers Community Foundation, and the upcoming January 2018 Denbo Fellowship at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center . Kaplan received a BFA with Honors and Outstanding Merit in Sculpture from Pratt Institute in 2011.
Fold: Ten Conversations
Fold: Ten Conversations is an exhibition at C.R. Ettinger Studio that expands on printmaking’s roots in communal production and its role as a vehicle for creative relationships.
It features Ivanco Talevski’s collaborations and interactions with ten fellow artists connected to Philadelphia: Jane Irish, Sarah McEneaney, Matt Neff, Didier William, Chad Andrews, Joan Curran, Vasko Dukovski, mouth, Illya Mousavijad, and the late Hitoshi Nakazato.
Throughout, Talevski recognizes that printmaking processes—both traditional and nontraditional—bring people together to exchange ideas imaginatively.

Exhibition opening: 6-9PM Friday, Nov. 10th
Exhibition dates: Nov.12th - Dec.22th
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

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
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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

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
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
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
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

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.

Traveling Suitcase Installation Project

Marilyn Holsing


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