John Robert Craft, sculptor and printmaker, possesses an innate interest in ferrous metals, used to create an inseparable dialogue between his two and three-dimensional work. His sculptural work is abstract, solid and heavy, influenced by studies in geology and the metallurgy of his choice medium: ferrous metals. Within his printmaking practice, these solid cast-iron sculptural pieces are utilized as tools to create minimalistic abstract images that map the energy and direction of the sculpture across the printmaking substrate, iron or wood, while documenting the sculpture's mass, movement, and form. They create nebulous images on paper, suggesting both at the same time a microcosmic view resembling particle movement or a larger macrocosmic approximation of stellar movements through space. Scorch and Drag will exhibit several mid and large-scale sculptures alongside the monotype and relief prints they were used to create. Jack's most recent project with Flatbed, the Fire Etching Suite, will also be on exhibition in it's entirety. This work consists of two diptychs, one tetraptych and two oversized individual prints. The suite is a study in intaglio of the degradation of ferrous metals through the use of heat and oxidation. Join us for this wonderful opportunity to see John Robert Craft's sculptures and prints exhibited together. Scorch and Drag runs from June 17 to August 27, with an opening reception the evening of June 17th from 6-8pm. Flatbed hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday noon-5pm.
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