Notable: Proverbs, Gregori Maiofis, Peter Fetterman Gallery

In Books on August 27, 2018 at 11:33 am

Lenin’s Science Makes One’s Hand and Mind Stronger, Gregori Maiofis

For many, a photograph holds power because it is a snapshot from a moment in time – proof that something happened that we can see and believe. Therein lies the wonder and beauty that can be created through the work of graphic artists and clever print makers. Peter Fetterman  Gallery wants you take a closer look at the works of Gregori Maiofis.

We’d like to honor photographer Gregori Maiofis this week, taking the time to admire his handcrafted artworks. As a classically trained printmaker and graphic artist, printmaking is an integral part of his oeuvre that, following experimentation with gelatin silver prints and several alternative processes, led to his now prominent use of bromoil and bromoil transfer printing. Common among the Pictorialist masters of the early 20th Century, the bromoil process allows the artist unique aesthetic abilities to manually control the color, tone, and texture of the final picture on various surfaces.
In his series “Proverbs,” the artist uses proverb texts of various origins and visually interprets and conceptualizes them in staged compositions. Often working with trained animals including elephants, monkeys and predominantly a bear named Funt, Maiofis creates a new reality of interplay between human and animal.
The gallery is currently offering signed works from both “Proverbs” and “Taste for Russian Ballet” in printed from via the Nazraeli Press.
For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

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