Grossman and Marable

Artists’ Statement 2010, Grossman/Marable collaboration

Long admirers of each other's work, Grossman and Marable began collaborating on a painterly printmaking project in late 2008. Lisa, a painter and printmaker from Lawrence, and Justin, a silkscreen artist from Topeka, thought it would be interesting to combine each other's ideas and techniques in a series of experimental painterly prints. Many of these unique works involve layering Lisa's watercolors and acrylic painting with Justin's inventive silkscreen processes. The artists also made small editions of six larger images, though each print involves hand painting that has created expressive variations within each edition. Both artists contributed photographic imagery to the work.