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Opening Reception

Steamroller Collaborations

March 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

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A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Steamroller Collaborations, a twoperson exhibition of work by New York Artist Yvette Drury Dubinsky and National Artist Vicky Tomayko. Dubinsky and Tomayko will be showing fifteen monotypes with drawing and collage.

Steamroller Collaborations was born when a local art center in Truro, Massachusetts, held a public event to allow participants to make large works of art using the weight and heft of a steamroller to press ink into a substrate. Dubinsky and Tomayko both took part, separately making stencils and combining them, inking them, and using the stencils to resist ink, then together placing them on a concrete driveway to be rolled over by the truck.

This one day project launched the artists’ collaboration to both rescue that day’s work and delve deeper into printing. Working playfully in Dubinsky’s studio on her thirty-eight inch press over the next several months, they added more paper, stencils, and inks to create new monotypes and collages, some pieces of which contain the byproducts of the first “steamrolled” prints. Though the work is visually abstract, it is inspired by walks on the trails and beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The result is Steamroller Collaborations, Dubinsky and Tomayko’s first collective body of work.

Dubinsky and Tomayko will be jointly teaching a workshop on collaborative printmaking at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown in June 2019. Both artists live in Truro: Dubinsky during the summer and Tomayko year round.