Artist Journal

Occasional posts about work coming from the studio and announcements about shows I'm in.

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.

Bill Brookover with his print Yellow Window #1 at Surface and Tension Print Exhibition

Bill Brookover with his print Yellow Window #1 at the artists' reception for Surface and Tension Print Exhibition at Orchard Artworks

New work on view with Star Wheel Printers at Orchard Artworks
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 17:21

Orchard Artworks in partnership with Star Wheel Printers is pleased to present Surface and Tension: A Print Show, featuring a diverse range of prints that are connected through the artists' intense investigations and explorations of their materials. Whether connecting to the physical world or displaying an interest in abstraction, each artist exhibits a unique and exciting use of print media.

And you're officially invited to the Artists' Reception. Here are all the details:

When: Sunday, April 12, 1 - 4 pm (the show will continue through April 26, 2015)

Where:  Orchard Artworks, 520 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA, 19006. Map & Directions

Cindi Royce Ettinger in her studio
Visit Hidden Print Collections: C.R. Ettinger Studio
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 17:06

Discovery Tour of C. R. Ettinger Studio, led by Bill Brookover, Fleisher Art Memorial