atomic propaganda

Futura: video on you tube

Futura: video on you tube

Futura: a unique series of prints mounted on Birch Wood Panels Who is this Man in the Grey Suit? Women want Him, Men want to be Him! He lives in a world filled with danger; Rockets, Spies, UFOs and Robots, all in a Days work then our Man kicksback with a Highball and puts the Hi-Fi on! all set against a backdrop of Mid century Modern imagery.

Futura Series

Futura: a unique series of prints mounted on Birch Wood Panels

Who is this Man in the Grey Suit? Women want Him, Men want to be Him! He lives in a world filled with danger; Rockets, Spies, UFOs and Robots, all in a Days work then our Man kicksback with a Highball and puts the Hi-Fi on!

all set against a backdrop of Mid century Modern imagery.

 

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Elroy Artspace show "Our Friend the Atom" March 1st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Joe Staskerz, Owner, Elroy Artspace Gallery
Joe@ElroyArt.com
(503) 609-0503
Show Preview:
Edwin Wade | Our Friend the Atom Solo Exhibition | March 1 through April 30, 2012 Elroy Artspace Gallery | 300 SW 6th (Downtown PDX) Opening Reception – Thursday, March 1st, 5-9pm
Elroy Artspace Gallery Announces ‘Our Friend the Atom ‘, a Solo Exhibition of Fine Art Serigraphs by Edwin Wade at The Original in Portland, OR
Portland, OR (March 1, 2012) — Elroy Artspace, a Gallery of Modernist Art is pleased to announce Our Friend the ATOM, a solo exhibition of fine art serigraphs by Edwin Wade. In the artist’s first exhibition with Elroy Artspace, Our Friend the Atom, Wade presents a series of hand-pulled original serigraphs which explore the juxtaposition of Marlboros, Martinis and Hysteria associated with the Atomic Era of our nation. “While the world built monuments to modernism and lounged with highballs – a very eerie feeling of ‘Atomic Paranoia’ was just behind the curtain,” Edwin says of the series inspiration, “How something as small as the Atom; something we can not see with the naked eye, effects the entire world – to me that’s fascinating”.
World Wars and the splitting of the atom,” Wade tells of his work, “I deconstruct the source material that drove the great mid-century artists and apply my own aesthetic, arriving at some of the same conclusions.” Edwin uses no shading or modeling of form in these pieces, “allowing the importance of the line to shine through” he says. “I make hundreds of sketches to find the correct line that will add flow, proportion and harmony to a piece. The lines are an integral part of the design and philosophy reflected in my work, furthering the connection between nature and man’s depravity.”
Edwin Wade studied Studio Art at Youngstown State University, and today works out of Zygote Press, a fine art printmaking co-op in Cleveland, Ohio that provides all the tools & equipment artists have used for hundreds of years. “Zygote allows me to educate and enrich my artistic endeavors in a collaborative environment” Edwin shares, and here he focuses on Serigraph and Monotype printmaking with the occasional etching or linocut, as well. Edwin lives in a Mid Century Modern split-level ranch in Cleveland, which serves double duty as his painting and design studio.
Elroy Artspace Elroy Artspace is a gallery of modernist art whose mission is to enhance the human experience by introducing fine, fun art to those concerned with bringing color and beauty into the home and workspace.
For Media inquiries, additional information regarding Elroy Artspace Gallery, Elroy Art Agency or Edwin Wade artwork sales and leasing, please contact: Joe Staskerz, Owner, Elroy Art Agency: Joe@ElroyArt.com (503) 609-0503 http://www.ElroyArt.com.
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Press Release

serigraph work progressing

Part of the 1950’s geometric series in the coming weeks I will be working simultaneously on two series of Serigraph Prints, Monotypes and Chinecollé Collages the “1950’s Geometric Series” is based on geometric 1950’s advertising materials from the likes oh Herman Miller, Knoll and a host of others. These naive compositions are very extremely fun to make and look at.


The second is my continuing series of “1950’s Propaganda” Serigraph prints, Monotypes and Chinecollé Collages based on Mid Century Modern graphic and industrial design themes combining my own photography and abstract drawings in a unique fresh approach with the emphasis on the absurd and poking fun at the atomic era. (in case you haven’t guessed I’m a bit obsessed with these types of themes which offer an endless supply of source material) 

” 1950 Geometric “
2011
Edwin Wade
All Rights Reserved

This piece is using classic color combinations that Herman Miller and Knoll used in a lot of their printed materials in the 1950’s. looks awesome in any Mid century Modern Home.

This unique piece of art is part of a series of Silkscreens, Monotypes and Photo Montages, that utilizes iconic imagery, my own abstract drawings, shapes, industrial and graphic design themes from the 1940’s-1950’s. Classic printing colors black, peacock blue, fire red, process magenta, yellow and cyan are prevalent in each piece adding authenticity and harmony. Juxtaposition and the unexpected are used to create an interesting dialogue.

This is a real piece of art Hand Made by myself, real ink, paint and paper you can feel

Serigraph Print (Silkscreen)
Artist Quality Ink and Acrylic Paint
Finest Quality printmaking paper
Paper Size- approx 11×14
Paper color-cream
Signed in pencil 
frame and mat are not included
shipped in a study mailer and protected from the elements with a plastic sleeve.



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atomic ranch by Edwin Wade



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“atomic ranch”
2011
Edwin Wade
All Rights Reserved

Here I’m poking fun at the atomic era with this aptly named silkscreen “atomic ranch” The vibrant olive green evokes the Mid Century period precisely, the juxtaposition of imagery and bio-morphic shapes creates a sense of drama and humor.


This unique piece of art is part of a series of Silkscreens, Monotypes and Photo Montages, that utilizes iconic imagery, my own abstract drawings, shapes, industrial and graphic design themes from the 1940’s-1950’s. Classic printing colors black, peacock blue, fire red, process magenta, yellow and cyan are prevalent in each piece adding authenticity and harmony. Juxtaposition and the unexpected are used to create an interesting dialogue.

This is a real piece of art Hand Made by myself, real ink, paint and paper you can feel

Serigraph Print (Silkscreen)
Artist Quality Ink and Acrylic Paint
Finest Quality printmaking paper
Paper Size- approx 11×14
Paper color-grey
Signed in pencil 
frame and mat are not included
shipped in a study mailer and protected from the elements with a plastic
 sleeve.


http://www.etsy.com/listing/88186417/mid-century-modern-mad-men-lounge-art

Mid Century Modern Mad Men Lounge Art "What Have you Done?"

view this art on my Etsy site

Another Awesome print in the “Atomic Propaganda” Series

Mid Century Modern Mad Men Lounge Art What Have you Done
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What Have you Done?
2011
Edwin Wade
All Rights Reserved

This in one of my personal favorites, the layers of process colors combine to make secondary colors of Orange, Purple And Green. The colors are vibrant and evoke the Mid Century period precisely, the juxtaposition of images and bio-morphic shapes creates a sense of drama and humor.

This unique piece of art is part of a series of Silkscreens, Monotypes and Photo Montages, that utilizes iconic imagery, my own abstract drawings, shapes, industrial and graphic design themes from the 1940’s-1950’s. Classic printing colors black, peacock blue, fire red, process magenta, yellow and cyan are prevalent in each piece adding authenticity and harmony. Juxtaposition and the unexpected are used to create an interesting dialogue.

This is a real piece of art Hand Made by myself, real ink, paint and paper you can feel

Serigraph Print (Silkscreen)
Artist Quality Ink and Acrylic Paint
Finest Quality printmaking paper
Paper Size- approx 11×14
Paper color-grey
Signed in pencil