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After Image: Carrier Shell


This year we've been engaging in a series of collaborative projects under the theme of After Image. Each project aims to scratch at the surface of image making through its own unique way, combining our ongoing investigation of graphic arts with the skillsets and imagination of collaborators. After Image: Carrier Shell, reaches into the fourth dimension, exploring the connection between image and built environment through a series of prints, an artist book, and an exhibition in collaboration with architectural designer and educator Nikole Bouchard and designer Milo Bonacci. Built around a series of seven new screen prints, with further print experiments, gestative documentation, and text by Nikole, Milo, and ourselves, After Image: Carrier Shell confronts the platonic solids that render images immaterial. The artist book is being co-published by Sonnenzimmer and Sparkle Taffy, a soon-to-open project space in Hamden, CT, which will also hold the exhibition. The opening and book release are on October, 9th. In the lead up to the book and exhibition, we're sharing process photos and writings from the project, as well as releasing two Carrier Shell prints per month.

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SHELTER is a primary need for humans. We are inextricably linked to our containers. So, does it follow that the built environment is our true exterior? Are we merely damp and fragile snails granted an occasional leave of absence? ”


from the forthcoming Carrier Shell: Images on/in/of/and
the Built Environment.



 

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Carrier Shell: Holographic Principle 

By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi

Date: 2021
Media: 12-color screen print
Size: 26 x 26 inches
Edition: 30, signed and numbered

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Carrier Shell: Surface Display

By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi

Date: 2021
Media: 5-color screen print 
Size: 18 x 24 inches
Edition: 24, signed and numbered

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