Artist's Journal

 
black and white striped triangles in a horizontal grid, seen through a top layer of light gray. Vibrating Triangles (Gray on Black) by Bill Brookover
Award Winner!
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:43

My piece, Vibrating Triangles (Gray on Black), won an Honorable Mention award at Trenton Artworks 3rd Annual Print Exhibition. This is the piece I wrote about last month as I was framing it for the show.

close up of shadow box strips

Strips of acid-free backing board glued into position. The strips hold the glass in place and create a shadow box so the print can be mounted floating free without a mat.

Framing My Work
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 18:06

I've been framing a new piece that was recently accepted in to the Third Annual Juried Print Exhibition at Artworks Trenton. I have to deliver it this week, so it's been on the work table in the studio.

the studio work table with inks and tools shared by the class

All the paper, inks, and tools you need are included in the lab fees. Buy the supplies you want to use at home afer you learn to use them in class.

Discovering Printmaking at Fleisher, Jan 2016
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 15:52

Come learn easy ways to make prints in class and at home. You'll learn to print without a press using easy and safe printing techniques that are non-toxic and water based. I'll show you simple techniques you can continue at home on your own kitchen table. You'll learn simple printing methods that will express your artistic creativity. You'll see lots of examples of prints by well-known artists as well as previous student work We'll look at our work and learn from each other in a welcoming community environment.

gray horizontal grid, 3 rows high, 6 rows wide, over yellow rectangles in range of tones. Bounty's Glow by Bill Brookover
Juror’s Award in Creative Tension 2015 Exhibition
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 16:22

Three of my new constructed collage pieces were juried into Creative Tension 2015, an exhibition at Perkins Center for the Arts. The juror was Kirsten M. Jensen, PhD, Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA. She selected all three of my entries, and gave a Juror’s Award to Bounty’s Glow. She also accepted Gray Frame / Foggy Sky, and Yellow Lights / Pink Sky.  I have been entering this show for several years. I started getting accepted about 5 years ago. I’m very honored and excited to receive  my first award in this show.

The exhibition will be on view through December 6 at Perkins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Highway (Main St.), Moorestown, NJ 08057.

constucted collage by Bill Brookover

Vibrating Triangles (Gray on Black), constructed collage, 2015

Featured Artist at SECOND STATE PRESS
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 08:22

I'm the featured artist for September in the Quarter Sheet Challenge at Second State Press. I'm showing two of my recent constructed collages. Each month features a new artist in this on going exhibition series. The one requirement? Prints must be quarter sheet prints (15″ x 11″).

 

red leaves against a green textured background. Green Leaves #2, monoprint by Bill Brookover.

Green Leaves #2, monoprint, 2014.

Star Wheel Printers Presents MEMORIES AND METAPHORS
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 21:22

I have two monoprints in the Star Wheel Printers exhibition, MEMORIES AND METAPHORS, on view at at Holy Family University, Education and Technology Center, 9801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA. 19114. Memories and Metaphors runs from September 2, 2015 to September 29, 2015.  

Please join the artists at Holy Family University for their reception on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM.

Artists use diverse print media to express individual reminiscences illustrated through unique visual symbols. Thematic interpretations throughout the exhibit demonstrate how each artist reflects upon their pasts.

Among the participating artists are: Hanna Aufschauer, Cynthia Back, Bill Brookover, Reena Brooks, Gerard DiFalco, Nicole Patrice Dul, Marie Elcin, Elaine M. Erne, Terri Fridkin, Linda Dubin Garfield, Gloria Klaiman, Phoebe Murer, Carlee Myers, Jose Ortiz, Joe Speight.

design studies with black and white triangles on the work desk, by Bill Brookover

Designs for the top layer of my latest constructed collage series. The smaller version at the top is the first version I did last year. It sat around the studio for a while, eventually emerging as the larger, more precise design.

new work: rotating triangles
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 11:33

I'm pushing myself to work a bit bigger with my constructed collages. I'm aiming for a quarter sheet of printmaking paper, or 11" x 15". My new top layer is a grid of triangles that rotate as they move across the page. This creates a distictive geometric pattern. I've cut the design out of a sheet of mylar, which I'm using to make pressure prints with my proofing press. These are the first trial proofs.

Next I'll cut the triangles out of the prints, leaving a grid of triangular openings; then I'll decide what goes on the lower layer to be seen through the triangles.