A Frame-Maker’s Journal
Updates and ruminations on our work and mission to revive the art and craft of framing pictures. Here I'll show you new jobs we're especially proud of and keep you up on what's going on at the Gallery, as well as discuss topics germane to our work, including handcraft and work generally, the place of art, and ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement (especially its greatest leaders, John Ruskin and William Morris).
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We’re finishing up hanging the Richard Lindenberg exhibit which starts tomorrow. There are several I have a hard time taking my eyes off of, including this little set of three, each one just 6″ x 6″. I like framing sets of pictures in frames that, like the pictures, are different but similar—variations on a theme. […]Continue Reading »
It’s always exciting to see a historic painting come in the door, but especially so when it’s in a conventional gold frame, because I know that the customer, who’s already very proud of his or her treasured work of art, is about to be see it dramatical... continue reading.
Starting this Saturday, March 25, the Gallery will be highlighting the landscape paintings of Richard Lindenberg. That afternoon at 3:00 the artist will give a talk titled “How Photography Influenced My Painting Life,” which promises to provide a deep apprec... continue reading.
In my last post I discussed the compositional strategy of “protection and prospect” that Paul Roehl explained in part of his February 25 lecture here at the Gallery—a strategy that’s extraordinarily compelling because it taps in to a primal psychological need we... continue reading.
This past Saturday afternoon at the Gallery, Paul Roehl gave a very informative and engaging talk called “Beyond Representation: The Poetic Landscape.” (This was part of our highlighting Paul’s work through March 18.) One concept in particular resonate... continue reading.
We just framed this charming little painting of a boat under construction. Titled “Lowell’s” (presumably, for the boatbuilder whose shop is depicted), it’s an oil on board, 9″ x 12″, by New England artist Kevin Shea. The frame is a No... continue reading.
The twentieth century was not kind to picture frames. This Pablo Picasso etching of the artist’s model and muse (or one of them), Dora Maar, spent the better part of the last hundred years smashed into on of those acrylic box frames—the ultimate minimalist treat... continue reading.
In the new showroom we’ve finally been able to properly display Paul Unks’s truly wonderful photogravures of Edward S. Curtis images produced by his outfit, Mountain Hawk Prints. We have three framed, below. To help you appreciate Paul’s achievement, w... continue reading.
This past Saturday, in our first artist presentation, part of our first Artist Highlight in the new gallery, Robert Flanary gave a short talk titled “Shop Talk on Visual Memory.” It was a fairly brief but deeply thoughtful insight into the aspect of how the ... continue reading.