On November 7th, 2013 The Arm will be hosting an opening for Brave New World, a show of recent work by Pittsburgh-based woodcut print artists Tugboat Printshop. Their intricate color woodcuts celebrate the natural world and our relationship to it. With extreme focus on craft and detail, the artists build idealistic, nostalgic and meticulously patterned worlds with their traditionally made prints. Rich color is layered in multiple impressions from hand-drawn, hand-carved and individually printed wood blocks. A marvel of process and DIY spirit, Tugboat Printshop's BRAVE NEW WORLD narrative is one of sustainability, resourcefullness, and upbeat do-good attitude.
Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth are the collaborative woodcut artists Tugboat Printshop. The couple has been publishing their traditionally hand-crafted color woodblock print editions from Pittsburgh, PA since 2006.
This show will be on view at The Arm from November 7th to January 5th, 2014. We hope you can join us for the opening!