The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center
"...But hey, New Austin can't always be bothered with how many decades of cultural contributions you've made – not when there is land to be sold and condos to be built. So just as Flatbed Press hits the big 3-0 in 2019, it's being ushered out of its headquarters for the past 20 of those 30 years...."
"...The decimation of Austin’s arts venues claims another victim, and the story is all too familiar: Eastside warehouse, home to a nationally renowned arts organization for more than a decade, lost its lease, at least a dozen groups that make or show art there soon to be homeless. This time, it's Flatbed Press being forced out of its space on MLK...."
"...That's very much the feel that comes from viewing "Repartee: 19th-Century Prints & Drawings From the Blanton's Collection" at the Blanton Museum of Art and "Advancing Tradition: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press" at the Austin Museum of Art – Downtown, especially seeing them back-to-back. The two exhibits create a strong impression of printmaking as an art form in constant development, restlessly pushed forward by the experiments of its artists..."
"...A fellow University of Houston student remembered one mid-1970s class with James Surls in a conversation with the Houston Chronicle: "We all looked up one day to find James Surls walking in the door with a chain saw." Calling him a shaman, the artist recalled Surls transforming a fallen tree into a snarling dog. Precisely this clever energy is wrought in Surls' prints, an enigmatic rupture and a spiritual construction, a collection of which are on display at Flatbed Press...."
"...It keeps specimens protected and alive during transportation after a day of field work. Spencer Fidler's show "Vasculum" at Flatbed Press achieves a similar purpose in that its offerings are the product of a daily "field work," a practice of preservation of craft and creativity..."
"..."De la Complicidad con la Agresión: Works by Miguel A. Aragón"Flatbed Press & Gallery, 2832 E..."
"...I would have liked to have seen more variety, more experiments with color and shape; more possibilities explored with the physical objects themselves. The images that are on display are engaging, but once I have experienced the process, I want to be impressed further..."
"...In addition to the conversation between past and present, the work also functions in dual dimensions. Multiple prints have been made with the sculptures, resulting in an impressive variety of 2-D patterns..."
"...Each resulting artifact has a different life span; grocery lists and newspapers are momentary compared to great books, and signatures on a marriage license or a mortgage live longer than those on checks. Just as rocks and fossils contain much of the history of the earth, the union of ink and paper, whether entered by hand or printed on a press, contains much of the history of the man-made world...."
"...It ought to be oversize and expansive, with a wealth of great pictures. This holiday season sees no shortage of volumes that succeed in that, and we've chosen five that tell massive success stories – of women who work, of printmakers, of an airline, of a basketball team (Go Spurs!) – in massive ways, with massive style. – Robert Faires The CollectionsEdited by Andrée Bober UT Press, 720 pp., $125..."
"...Smith When Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith co-founded Flatbed Press, they didn't just create a facility for making high-quality fine art prints, they established a creative laboratory where artists from anywhere on the planet could come with impossible ideas for prints and see them put on paper..."
"...Feinstein favors the monoprint process by which she can create unique images through printing on nontraditional materials – say, fabrics, wood, or Plexiglas, which Feinstein will sometimes alter in shape by heating or bending – to add texture and dimension, and then painting on the print. "Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch"Jan. 20-March 11 Flatbed Press & Gallery www.flatbedpress.com Reception Fri., Jan..."
"...The exhibition "Bruce Lee Webb: Thoughts are Things," showing at Flatbed Press Studio & Gallery (86), 2832 E. MLK..."
"...The last time we saw one another was at an exhibition at Flatbed Press earlier this year and just before I was leaving for San Diego. At that time you suggested you would like to have an interview with me as soon as I returned to Austin......"
"...15. That flourishing fount of fabrication known as Flatbed Press is another..."
"...Monotype, 42x28 inches. Published by Flatbed Press..."
"...'Out of La Romita'2830 E. MLK, 477-9328 www.flatbedpress.com Through May 19..."
"...Boulevard last Thursday, the hairs on my arm began to stand on end. See, I was blocks from my first visit to Flatbed World Headquarters, the new home for Flatbed Press, which is in a renovated warehouse, and I guess getting near one of those sparked in me a kind of kinesthetic response..."
"...It was unrivaled, escalating one-upmanship of filthy jokes, an outrageous outpouring of wit, and a perfect ending to a perfect evening, the kind that left a speechless audience with only two words on their lips: holy shit. — Sarah Hepola FLATBED PRINTS: POWER OF THE PRESS..."