Adam Pitt will exhibit his selections from his nude woodcut series at Green Kill from Saturday, April 7, 2018 to Saturday, April 26, 2018. The opening reception will be on Saturday April 7, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM. Exhibition hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 3 PM until 9 PM.
Images from Adam Pitt’s April 2018 Exhibition
About Adam Pitt’s Nude Woodcuts
When I set out to create my Nude Woodcuts I wanted to move forward from where the expressionists left off (Munch, Schiele, Kirchner, Beckman). The woodcuts of the expressionists are bold and graphic. I wanted to take it further with the use of stronger wood grain, color and eroticism. I was also looking for a sharp contrast to my Korporate Culture woodcuts that don’t offer the same opportunities for imagery. Instead, the nudes inhabit a much different world than the workingmen I portray. After the workday is completed, the Nude Woodcut is a place to focus on nature, beauty and sensuality. I have been printing my woodcuts in Chelsea N.Y. with master printer Kathy Caraccio for over 20 years. I started the nude series 10 years ago. For the nudes, I use different types of wood for different techniques and qualities including Mahogany, Poplar, Oak and different types of Plywood. Multiple blocks are used to create different colors and are run multiple times through the printing press. The nudes are often printed on color Asian paper. You can see more of my Nude Woodcuts on adampittart.com in the Korporate Culture Site under After Hours, or you can find adampittart on Instagram.
Previous Works Exhibited by Adam Pitt
Adam Pitt will be exhibiting his prints in special exhibition at Green Kill in September 2017.
Adam in his Own Words
I spent most of my adult life working in corporations and hiding my identity as an Artist. I always felt out of place, but I got to observe the corporate world and the human dynamics first hand. Based on my experiences as a manager, worker and observer I have created a website www.korporateculture.com as well as many woodcut images. In order to create my images I spend a lot of time viewing and drawing art in museums. I use the art I see as a departure point for my own work. Much of the viewing and drawing is of non-western art; sculptures and objects from Oceania, Asia, Africa, South America and indigenous cultures. Many of the works I see deal with power, religious practices and human dynamics, all familiar to my experiences in the corporate work world. I fill many books with my drawn observations and then bring the work home to review. The final products from my studies are woodcut prints. I have been printing my woodcuts with Kathy Caraccio at her Studio in Chelsea N.Y. for over 20 years. I use different types of wood for different techniques and qualities including Poplar, Mahogany, Cedar, Maple, Ash and Birch Ply wood. Multiple blocks are used to create different colors and are run multiple times through the printing press. Many different types of art from different times in history have influenced me. I find the simplified elegant form, and intensity and honesty of African and Oceanic Sculpture to be a large influence. I am also a great admirer of German Expressionism. My artistic pursuits have taken me to the Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo Norway, the Kirchner Museum in Davos Switzerland, various other museums and galleries in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, China, Peru, Mexico, Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Australia and New Zealand.