Linocut and Serigraph – Image Size 13 X 10 1/2 inches
This is a three-color mixed media print made with two linocut blocks and one silkscreen. It was printed with oil-based inks on Arnheim 1618 Warm paper. The paper size is 16” x 13 ½.” The image size is 13” x 10 ½.” The edition consists of an edition of 100 with 10 artist’s proofs and 2 printers’ proofs. The 2 linoleum blocks and screen were prepared by Charles Yoder. The edition was printed by Charles Yoder and Dominick Rapone.
The artist has this to say about the print: Some years ago he found himself standing in the shadows of a pine forest in deep snow under a sparkling full moon. The simple beauty of what he saw was an epiphany. All that he had been looking for in painting was literally lying at his feet. Theories and isms no longer defined what he painted. The given provided all that was needed. The work became a meditation on that glimpse.
Charles Yoder was born in Germany in 1948 to two American army sergeants. He was educated in Europe and the States, finishing his formal education with a BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Over the years he has supported his art making habit with various jobs including director of Castelli Graphics and curator to Robert Rauschenberg. Presently he paints full time and teaches printmaking part time at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and NJCU in Jersey City, NJ.
He has shown his work nationally and internationally including solo shows at Texas A. & M University, Woodward Gallery, University of Maine, Contemporary International Museum of Art and others. His work has been shown in group shows such as at Monomouth Museum, Salmagundi Club, Mehu Gallery, Pera Museum in Instanbul, Guild Hall in East Hampton, Geisterschatten in Berlin, and many others. His work can be found in museums and many private collections. For more details, go to his website: www.charlesyoder.com