Tag Archives: Printmaking

Pictographic Prints by Mike Goscinsky

Rochester printmaker Mike Goscinsky currently has a solo show Upstairs at Main Street Arts featuring his pictographic woodcut prints.

Mike Goscinsky, "The Dog Builders", woodcut on paper

Mike Goscinsky, “The Dog Builders”, woodcut on paper

Mike’s work consists of woodcut prints and drawings featuring fantastical imagery of animals and pictographs. His woodcut prints are incredibly detailed. You can really see how much time he spent carefully crafting each one!

Mike Goscinsky, "The Zebra Builder", woodcut on paper

Mike Goscinsky, “The Zebra Builder”, woodcut on paper

Mike Goscinsky, "The Lion Builder", woodcut on paper

Mike Goscinsky, “The Lion Builder”, woodcut on paper

There are two series in this show. The first, The Animal Builders, depict mythical creatures known as elementals. Elementals are invisible beings in nature who are responsible for building all creatures from land, air, and sea.

Mike’s second body of work, The Pictographic series uses Asian characters along with images of the animals described by the character.

Mike Goscinsky, "Aquadic Echoes II", woodcut on rice paper

Mike Goscinsky, “Aquadic Echoes II”, woodcut on rice paper

Main Street Arts is hosting a free woodcut printmaking demo by Mike Goscinsky tomorrow, October 18, 2014 at 2pm. Absolutely free, no registration necessary. Just stop by the gallery at 2pm!

Watch Mike go through the steps of printing one of his incredibly detailed woodcut images, in the midst of his solo exhibition upstairs at Main Street Arts. He will talk about his ideas and process, and will be on hand to answer questions about both!

Exhibition Dates: October 3–November 29, 2014

October Shows Upstairs at Main Street Arts

We have some great new October shows Upstairs at Main Street Arts! Stop by to check out the prints & paintings of Dennis Revitsky, wood cut prints by Mike Goscinsky, puppets & paintings by Rand Darrow, and handmade ceramics & furniture by Samantha Stumpf and Adrian VandenBout.

October Shows Upstairs at Main Street Arts

October Shows Upstairs at Main Street Arts

See more information on these shows on the Main Street Arts exhibitions page.

Exhibition Dates: October 3–November 29, 2014

“I Took a Line for a Walk” by Steven Lee Davis

In his solo exhibition of fifteen wood block prints, printmaker Steven Lee Davis considers Paul Klee’s quote, “Drawing is taking  a line for a walk”. “I Took a Line for a Walk” is one of our current exhibits Upstairs at Main Street Arts and runs through September 27th.

Steven Lee Davis, I Took a Line for a Walk, portfolio

Steven Lee Davis, I Took a Line for a Walk, portfolio

Davis’ prints fit right in with our gallery space. Your eye moves left to right, following the print’s transformation from unintelligible marks to elegant plant forms, eventually evolving to what appears to be a human face, and finally dissolving into nothingness.

Steven Lee Davis, I Took a Line for a Walk

Steven Lee Davis, I Took a Line for a Walk

Steven Lee Davis, I Took a Line for a Walk

Steven Lee Davis, I Took a Line for a Walk

These block prints are viewed sequentially, as the connection of a line. Davis says that the process is doodlish in nature, which is evident in the freeness and flexibility of forms in the prints.

Steven Lee Davis

Steven Lee Davis

Steven Lee Davis

Steven Lee Davis

Steven Lee Davis

Steven Lee Davis

Steven Lee Davis

Steven Lee Davis

Stop by to see Steven Lee Davis’ solo exhibition Upstairs at Main Street! His work will be here through September 27, 2014. You can visit Davis’ website here, or see more information about exhibitions at Main Street Arts here.

Exhibition Dates: August 5–September 27, 2014