April 5, 2011

Andrea Maki- “In Wild Eyes” at Butters Gallery

Filed under Project Gallery | by Tyler Boley @ 4:29 pm

Wild Stallion, Wild Love, 2010-11 © Andrea Maki

Wild Stallion, Wild Love, 2010-11 © Andrea Maki

This ambitious project by artist Andrea Maki is impossible to give proper attention in a short blog post. The printmaking involved is only a part of the total process resulting in the large scale finish pieces. Andrea’s photographs were printed on Hahnemühle’s eco-friendly Sugar Cane paper, in keeping for the scope of the entire project and it’s reverence for life.
In Wild Eyes 03, 2010-11 © Andrea Maki

In Wild Eyes 03, 2010-11 © Andrea Maki


The artist then treats the prints with a top coat that dramatically brings out depth and richness of color and density, and constructs the panels, plexi, and hand treated wood framing at her impressive studio. The finished pieces are 68 x 46 x 3.5″.
Studio shot: In Wild Eyes 01, 2010-11 © Andrea Maki

Studio shot: In Wild Eyes 01, 2010-11 © Andrea Maki


The work will show at Butters Gallery, 520 NW Davis, Second Floor, Portland OR from April 7 – 30, 2011. Opening reception April 7, 6-9PM.
In Wild Eyes installation, Butters Gallery, Portland OR

In Wild Eyes installation, Butters Gallery, Portland OR


As undeniably strong as the work stands on it’s own, it’s impossible to mention out of the context of Maki’s overall project, of which this is one part. WILD LOVE PRESERVE is a non-profit, sustainable, wildlife preserve dedicated to protecting our wild ones in their native wild habitat as nature intended, as the website states. Please click here for the full story, including the evolution of these photographs, and support the project. It was a pleasure to play a small part in this effort and the impressive pieces themselves.

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