Seattle Art Fair
August 1-4 2019
Century Link Event Center
1000 Occidental Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134

Thursday Aug 1, 3:30-6:00pm

Thursday Aug 1, 6:00-9:00pm

Friday, Aug 2, 11:00am - 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 3, 11:00am - 7:00pm Sunday, Aug 4, 11:00am - 6:00pm

Cleveland Fine Print Fair
Sept 12-15 2019
Ames Family Atrium
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106

Thursday Sept 12, : 6-9:30pm

Friday Sept 14: 10-5pm
Saturday Sept 13: 10-5pm
Sunday Sept 15: 10-5pm

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair
Oct 23-27, 2019
River Pavilion, Javits Center
11th Avenue at 35th Street
New York, NY 10001

PREVIEW (tickets required):
Wednesday Oct 23: 6pm-9pm

Thursday Oct 24 Friday Oct 25
Saturday, Oct 26
Sunday, Oct 27

Anders Bergstrom solo exhibition

June 6th, 2018

Dolan/Maxwell and C R Ettinger are pleased to present a collaborative exhibition of recent works by Anders Bergstrom. 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 the name 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.”   Eleree Edros, 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 than Marcel Duchamp.”

Jeff Bergman, FOLD in 1,000 words; Atlas Newsletter April 24, 2015

A closing celebration with Anders Bergstrom for this exhibition will be held Thursday June 28, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Gallery hours at C R Ettinger Studios are Monday through Friday, 12- 6 PM.   It is always a good idea to call ahead.

C R Ettinger studio is located at 2215 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19146 Tel. 610,585.4084
CRETTINGERSTUDIO.COM crettingerstudio@gmail.com
Greasy Shorty, Pinned 2014 6 layer reduction aquatint, softground etching & sugarlift, with steel pins

Greasy Shorty, Pinned 2014

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