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Shifting Landscapes with Grant Wells

How do you like to work, what’s your process like?
Recently my work has taken a lot of searching and time to find the landscapes I want to use, which can be a struggle because of how much stuff is out there. I like making a lot of work in a short period of time and then spending more time figuring out what I like and picking out a couple to share. I think the spontaneity of working like this creates better outcomes for me.

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A Conversation with Tommy Coleman


“Franklin Like Me” 2013 Laser Cut Acrylic 4″ X 4″

Tommy Coleman, an artist featured in GRAPHITE VI, first made my acquaintance when I was I think 14, at the Oxbow School, in Napa, where he was a counselor and later a teacher. I remember him telling me about Doris Salcedo, trying to get me to dance to Beyoncé, teaching me intaglio etching, and doing a jumping high five from down the block. After graduating Cooper Union, Tommy worked at the college, and is now currently enrolled in the Yale MFA program. He is also starting a summer residency at Artpark in Lewiston, NY, on the edge of Niagara Falls. I had the privilege to have this email conversation with him.

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