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PRINTMAKING TODAY UK - Vol. 21 Issue 1 Spring 2017

I am pleased to be featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Printmaking Today out of the UK. Wuon-Gean Ho writes about and interviews me on my series "Sweat Drawings."

MUSEO DE LA CIUDAD DE QUERÉTARO

I have a solo show of my work "Sangre de mi sangre" at the Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Guerrero 27 Norte, Centro Histórico, Querétaro MX. Show runs from January 20 - March 26 2017. Museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 7pm.

Opening Reception Friday, January 20, 2017 8 pm.

BETA - DEVELOPMENTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

My series "Sweat Drawings" is featured in the January edition of BETA - Developments in Photography
Issue 22
(pages 38-57) - 'Sweat Drawings' Ri ANDERSON

SWEAT DRAWINGS
Essay by Drazenka Jalsic Ernecic, Senior Curator, Koprivnica Museum, Croatia

Ri Anderson focused her artistic interest on the sweat imprint at the dance floor. A disappearing sweat imprints as the monoprint of the human body reveals us her fascination with the unstable images and the seductive beauty of vanishing moments. The process and technique she embraced show us some recollection of the common artistic tactics of 20th century's avant-garde as well as elements of the Surrealist techniques of decalcomania and frottage.

The object of Ri Anderson interest is not the human body itself but the marks and traces as an evidence of being. Her photos of disembodied bodies look like a haunting and unerring reminiscence of the wet plate photography. Anderson was intrigued by the aspect of Mysticism focused on the nonmaterial and spiritual level of her inspiration. The photographic portraits of her Mexican circus troupe family and mystical idea of the fleeting moment leads her into an abstract painting that French conceptual artist Yves Klein labeled 'Anthropometry' in the 1950s. In her experiments with the photos of the human frottage, she reaches the strong spiritual connection with the models. With the genuine fascination of the indefinable she literally transmits the experience of the human object that reveals on the floor a spiritual impression of their bodies as an outline of the human soul.

The key idea of the Ri Anderson's portrait anthropometries is the fact that photographers could communicate with the viewer through the power of the astract form. Her personalized sweat imprints achieve powerful but intimate and personal visual message. With the effect of painting, she accomplished the magic that makes up the art of photography.

CRITICAL MASS FINALIST 2016
PHOTOLUCIDA, Portland, OR

Portfolio from my series "Sweat Drawings" selected by Critical Mass jury of curators, publishers and editors.

For more information please visit Photolucida's News Blog.

LUNENBURG 2016
June 17-19 2016
300 Summer Street, Studio 48, Boston
in conjunction with Fort Point Open Studios

Photography by: Ri Anderson, Judith M. Daniels, Jean Granick, Jaine N. Hayward, Ron Morris, Gustavo Soto-Rosa, and Wayne Welke

The Lunenburg Group was founded in 1990 by several Boston-based photographers with the objective of serving as an open forum to discuss issues of contemporary photography. The group was very active, meeting regularly to review and critique works of individual members, as well as to visit local exhibits and photograph sites of interest. Now, 26 years after our founding, we revisit how far we've traveled.

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday June 12 3-6 pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, June 19 4-6 pm

Exhibition is open to the public:
Friday June 17 4-7
Saturday & Sunday June 18-19 12-6 pm

For more information please visit Lunenburg 2106 fb event page