It’s January, the dead of winter, and the perfect-time to reminisce about our 2014 season. In the next couple posts, I’ll recap some of our most memorable moments, artworks, and residents of 2014. Kicking off: Artist Graham McDougall of Boston, Ma. Graham participated in Byrdcliffe first residency session (May-June 2014), where he let Byrdcliffe’s historic spaces and natural environment influence his practice. By manipulating contemporary and historic texts through repeated scanning and other interventions, Graham creates evocative graphic prints. While at Byrdcliffe, he experimented with large-scale prints on rolls of green, pink and blue papers. You can read a brilliant interview between Graham and Byrdcliffe Program Assistant Mark Teshirogi here:https://airbyrdcliffe.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/a-i-r-reflections-graham-mcdougal/.
You can also see more of Graham’s work on his website http://www.grahammcdougal.com/
*Please note: Byrdcliffe is accepting applications for 2015 Summer Residencies NOW through March 15th! For more info, please visit http://www.byrdcliffe.org/artist-in-residence*
Below: Graham installed several pieces in Byrdcliffe’s Loom Room, a space in White Pines that was devoted to weaving in the early days of the colony. The pieces were set-up for photographic purposes only, but the repetitive lines in the works seem to recall the woven patterns that were once created in this space.
A couple details from Graham’s Studio at Byrdcliffe:
Again, to see more of Graham’s work, please visit his website http://www.grahammcdougal.com/
Thanks Graham! Good luck in 2015!
All photos Alexis Grabowski