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Scorch and Drag | Prints and Sculpture by John Robert Craft


OPENS June 17, 2016
June 17 2016; 6-8pm
August 27, 2016
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday noon-5pm

http://www.flatbedpress.com Austin, TX

John Robert Craft, sculptor and printmaker, possesses an innate interest in ferrous metals, used
to create an inseparable dialogue between his two and three-dimensional work. His sculptural
work is abstract, solid and heavy, influenced by studies in geology and the metallurgy of his
choice medium: ferrous metals. Within his printmaking practice, these solid cast-iron sculptural
pieces are utilized as tools to create minimalistic abstract images that map the energy and
direction of the sculpture across the printmaking substrate, iron or wood, while documenting the
sculpture’s mass, movement, and form. They create nebulous images on paper, suggesting
both at the same time a microcosmic view resembling particle movement or a larger
macrocosmic approximation of stellar movements through space. Scorch and Drag will exhibit
several mid and large-scale sculptures alongside the monotype and relief prints they were used
to create.
Jack’s most recent project with Flatbed, the Fire Etching Suite, will also be on exhibition in it’s
entirety. This work consists of two diptychs, one tetraptych and two oversized individual prints.
The suite is a study in intaglio of the degradation of ferrous metals through the use of heat and
Join us for this wonderful opportunity to see John Robert Craft’s sculptures and prints exhibited
together. Scorch and Drag runs from June 17 to August 27, with an opening reception the
evening of June 17th from 6-8pm.

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