Through out the spring, we have had the honor of working with animator and printmaker, Ali Aschman, as our 19th Artist in Residence.
From March through May, she has been diligently working in the studio, creating a ton of new artwork. Her portfolio of woodcuts and screenprints that will be used to create a stop-motion animation, integrating the process of printmaking with a filmed narrative. Ali starts with flat prints, then cuts, collages, and photographs to create new environments reminiscent of the dioramas we made as youth. Within these hand-made worlds, characters enact mysterious, melancholy narratives that question innocence, violence, and moral grey areas.
Her allegorical new animation will screen in The Annex at Spudnik Press as part of her solo exhibition, The Wrong Story, on July 19. Spudnik Press Cooperative’s next resident will begin their sojourn in September of 2014. Applications will be available on July 1.