The Works of Stephen Mutsugoroh DiCerbo
The Ichthyography Exhibition , proper finished out this week and its display month with a Chokusetsu-ho (direct Gyotaku) demonstration at the gallery with plenty of community participation. Sales were fairly brisk, and the overall exhibition was a great success.
Follow his link to the Galleries website and a few images and videos of Saturday night’s event.
06/17/2023 It was a great opening reception and the several pieces have moved !
see what is left in inventory :
06/16/2023 Opening reception night !
5/26/2023 We got the printed proof for the exhibition catalogue today .. and its great…
presses start rolling next Tuesday .. a big step for the exhibition! Many thanks to all who helped make it happen !
5/25/2023 Things are starting to come together for the target opening of the exhibition… I picked up some more of the new custom built float frames for my canvases yesterday.
Also , the Gallery has composed/designed their flyer for the show .
5/25/2023 The design is complete for the catalogue ! We are now in the proofing/printing phase….
5/18/2023 The design of the Ichthyography Exhibition Catalogue is underway ….. the cover is complete, the dedication and acknowledgement papers are being designed, and the internal content is soon to come !
5/11/2023 The Ichthyography Exhibition has just received confirmation of material support from Awagami Factory Paper . Wooo- hoo ! See linked logo below.
5/05/2023 Custom made float frames for Gallery wrapped Gyotaku Canvases have been received and are in the finishing process….
4/30/2023 The Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of the Exhibition Catalogue is concluded, and the design of the catalogue commences. At the same time, progress is being made to enlarge the body of work to be shown at the Exhibition.
04/17/2023 We have the first participants for the Gyotaku workshop offered in conjunction with the Exhibition… there are still 3 spots left in the studio . You can sign up here : July 15th Gyotaku Workshop at Stormtree Studio
04/17/2023 Great news the catalogue fundraising campaign is a success!!!
Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign for Exhibition Catalogue
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In 2014, after more than ten years of work and study with his sensei, artist Stephen DiCerbo was honored with the title of Master Gyotaku Printmaker and bestowed with the artist name, Mutsugoroh. Gyotaku is a printmaking method that evolved from a Japanese fisherman’s way to record his catch. The translation is roughly “Fish stone rubbing” and it is often referred to as Fish Printing.
The subsequent decade has seen Stephen Mutsugoroh teaching the artform and refining his technique in Stormtree Studio in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.
After establishing a solid body of work, Mutsugoroh is going to be celebrating his current state of artististic development with his first solo art exhibition “Ichthyography”. The exhibition is to be shown in Ticonderoga, New York at the Ti Arts downtown Gallery located at 119 Montcalm Street. Ichthyography will run from Thursday, June 15th until Sunday July 9th, 2023. Viewing hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm.
The opening reception will occur at 5PM on Friday, June 16th at the Gallery. The public is welcome to attend. In conjunction with the exhibition “Ichthyography”,
an in-person demonstration of Chokusetsu-ho, or direct method Gyotaku will be held on Saturday, July 8th at 4 pm at the gallery. The demonstration is open to the public.
There will also be a full day Gyotaku workshop offered at Stormtree Studio in North Hudson New York on Saturday, July 15th. To register for the workshop, visit: July 15 Gyotaku Workshop
If the workshop becomes full, a second workshop will be run on Saturday, July 22nd. To become a patron of the exhibition and support the printing of the show’s catalogue with name inclusion within the catalogue , visit the Kickstarter fundraising campaign at Ichthyography Catalogue Support
Special Thanks to Awagami Factory papers for supporting this Exhibition with special washi
used for the labels and information sheets !