November 12 – December 14, 2019

  • Corrine Woodman Gallery of The Arts Center
  • Wednesday, Nov 13, 12 noon – Conversation from the Corrine
  • Open Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 5 PM
  • Closed November 28 & 29, 2019

Woodblocks: traditional and experimental by Jessica Billey and Tim Hartsock

A show of interesting approaches on carving in wood by Jessica Billey and Tim Hartsock plays in the Corrine Woodman Gallery I and II Nov 12 – Dec 14, 2019. On Wednesday (instead of customary Thursday) Billey and Hartsock speak about their work in Conversations from the Corrine Woodman Gallery, Nov 13 at 12 noon.

While Tim Hartsock recently graduated, Jessica Billey has been working as a painter and printmaker for a long time. Both are working in printmaking, but there the similarities stop. They share a studio space and realized that they both carve in wood, but with different means and very different outcomes.

Billey shows woodcuts of flowers, using the woodblock as the tool in making images on paper. This is how the technique is customarily used. She has documented her process and displays an array of photographs in the Corrine Woodman Gallery II. To display the photos, she utilized the same method she uses to dry her prints.

For Hartsock, the wood carving is the final outcome, not a tool. He creates designs for traditional etching in metal. But when he got access to a computerized laser cutter he thought of making similar designs cut out in wood. The laser cutter is connected to a computer, which enables him to “print” the same design both positive and negative.