Preview of a hat (helmet?) design that I'm putting together for an upcoming fashion show / fundraising gala at Creative Arts Workshops in New Haven, CT.Read More
Promotional video for Creative Arts Workshop, produced by Wheel to Sea video productions, featuring Ken Lovell.Read More
New work on display at the Paul Mellon Arts Center in Wallingford, CT from September 1, 2016, through October 29th, 2016. The gallery is free and open to the public. It is open daily 9:00 am to 7:00 pm while school is in session.Read More
The SCRAWL exhibition in the Spring of 2011 was the brainchild of Martha Lewis, an artist, and curator at Artspace in New Haven, CT, who had the idea to turn over 5000 square feet of gallery space to forty-eight artists for a massive game of "exquisite corpse."Read More
Digital Printmaking class taught by Ken Lovell at Creative Arts Workshops in New Haven, CT. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of digital printmaking techniques that will combine the precision and control of digital imaging with the unpredictability of painting and printmaking.Read More
Ken Lovell will be teaching a class in Digital Printmaking from January 24-February 28th, 2016 at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT. This class will explore a variety of experimental processes combining the precision and control of digital imaging with the unpredictability and surprise of traditional printmaking.Read More
“In Toulouse he asked to see the man who had built a bridge over the Midi canal. In the course of questioning the engineer-in-chief who presented himself, Napoleon realized that although he was hoping to take the credit, he couldn’t have built the bridge, so he told the prefect, M. Trouvé, to produce the real bridge-builder, to whom he said, ‘I’m happy that I came myself, otherwise I’d not have known that you were the author of such a fine work, and would have deprived you of the reward to which you’re entitled.’ With a poetic justice found all too rarely in history, he then gave the bridge-builder the engineer-in-chief’s job.”
Excerpt From: Roberts, Andrew. “Napoleon.” Penguin Group US, 2014-10-23.
I found this grid of post-cards, in the studio of a painter, mostly faded to cyan and black. Sunlight, through the wall of windows, exsanguinated these prints. What remains is a cool sketch, devoid of warmth. Everyone has a blue period.
Another highlight of the City Wide Open Studios Bike Tour this year was the steamroller printmaking in the Westville section of New Haven.
I had a great group today for my Beginning Photoshop Class at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven. They started building a familiarity with the program interface and explored ways to interact with the software, via keyboard, mouse and tablet. The majority of this first session was devoted to learning the fundamentals of digital imaging, resolution, color spaces and bit depth as much as it was learning about Photoshop. Next week will be just as useful, but less abstract, as we explore the wide world of selection techniques. They will have to limber up like a concert pianist to prepare for the many keyboard shortcuts involved in making accurate selections! If anyone is still interested in attending there is still one seat available, (or you could BYOComputer), please contact CAW staff to sign up. The class will be running on Sundays from 1:30-4:30p through October 18th.
Unfortunately the Paper Modeling class will not be running this term. I will try again during the Winter or Spring session. I'm going to post a couple of videos of paper modeling techniques and some pictures of different types of models so that people will have a clearer understanding of what the class is about. In addition to being able to make really cool paper objects the class is a great introduction to basic CAD and 3D modelling concepts using free, open source, or low cost software. It is the kind of introduction that I wish I would have had before I jumped into 3D printing.
Below is a picture of the Paper-crafted heads that I helped costume designer Steven Rotramel fabricate for the Yale University Repertory Theater's production of "Elevada" by Sheila Callaghan in 2015. Steven photographed the lead actor and mapped the still images of his head onto a 3D model that he built in Anim8tor. He flattened the texture mapped model in Pepakura Designer and printed it out onto 2-ply bristol paper using an Epson 9880 inkjet printer. Multiple heads were printed and assembled and then embellished with foam core glasses and a scarf. Seeing the actor dancing around a doctor's waiting room with a chorus line of big-headed doppelgangers was one of the highlights of a very funny production.
Ink on paper, 280 x 355, 2015
These two pieces will be part of an exhibition and auction of imaginary album covers entitled SOUND & VISION. The first work utilizes a large CNC device that I've been working on based on the MPCNC design created by Ryan Zellars. I'll be posting some pictures and videos of the multitool in the coming weeks.
The SOUND & VISION exhibit is a visual playlist created by artists, in support of two of the region’s cultural venues: WPKN-FM, and The Institute Library. Each artist responded to a call to create an imaginary album cover.
The exhibit will be on view at The Institute Library during the month of October. The entire event will culminate with a party, silent auction results, and live WPKN broadcast on Saturday, October 31st.
Each artist was also asked to provide a "mix-tape" of five songs to accompany their work. It was tough to limit the list to five so I just picked some music that I have been listening to a lot in the studio. Here is my songlist:
Better Get It In Your Soul - Charles Mingus
A Shot In The Dark - John Zorn
Mladic - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
At the End We Listen - Geo Wyeth
Nuvole bianche - Ludovico Einaudi
Pictures from the Master Class in Hybrid Printmaking techniques that I taught at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. featuring transfer printing, direct printing to non-porous pre-coated surfaces, and relief printing from 3D printed blocks. Thanks to the entire staff at CCP for hosting a fantastic workshop !
I will be teaching a Master Class this weekend August 14th - 16th at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. The workshop is designed to introduce methods for combining traditional printmaking techniques with computer based art practices. I will be covering a variety of techniques including direct printing on prepared surfaces, indirect transfer methods and generating print matrices from computer controlled fabrication devices like 3D printers and CNC machines. Sessions will consist of demonstrations, examples of techniques and the opportunity for participants to try these methods and develop their own work.
3D scan of RR with arms at sides posted to SketchFAB.