For anyone finding themselves in the Twin Cities, there's a terrific show of Ike Eisenlord's work at Icebox Gallery right now, through the end of the year, of beautifully printed gum over platinum prints. Fragments of Eire.
Long ago I played around with gum over platinum and at the time was never really that tempted to take it any further, but seeing this work of Ike's may be the tipping point!
I saw Ike's work at Photstock , very beautiful indeed.
I was just in Minneapolis for business and I went over to Icebox to see the exhibition--
the work is stunning! It made my entire business trip worthwhile.
Now if I can only get over how much better's Ike's work is than mine!
As Keith said, if you are Minneapolis do yourself the favor of going.
I so wish I could get up there to see this. Congratulations Ike!
Bill: this sounds like a good excuse for a road trip to me!
Originally Posted by billschwab
Wow, thanks so much for the kind words everyone!
Awesome Ike! Wish we could make it up there to see it.
Yes, Ike's work is something you definitely need to see more than once. Outstanding and inspiring prints.
Yep, I went to see it on the opening night, and it's specatcular! You guys with an interest in pt/pd printing and gum need to see it. It's so utterly well printed.
The photography itself is also inspiring. It is my thought that Ike has captured much of the spirit of the place, really getting under the skin of the parts of Ireland he visited. I'm going back at my next earliest convenience. I wish I had enough cash to support it by buying a print, but that isn't going to be anytime soon. Those who are wealthy enough definitely should inquire about buying.
There's a very good chance I'll be in the area during the last week of December. I'll make it a point to see the exhibit.