The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Lost Hanson Brother returns

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Time tripping and flashbacks... the Lost returns to talk about prints and drawings and Italy and life in New Mexico where he took his M.F.A.
Remember to wear your Hanson Brothers shirts etc...
(click the title of the post to re-visit your favorite boys of the past and Eric's brothers)

More time tripping: an image or two from the recent visit of Katherine the Great and from Halloween last week:

the GREAT prints

good and evil?

RawBecky and Chelsea didnt wear costumes

Sassalynn and her evil pal LIZZIE try to gut me like a pig

scary Fools from T/TH

scary babies

scary Fools from M/W

more scary babies

the mystery shop illegal drinker is busted

36 comments:

Bethany said...

The illegal shop drinker is Zach Morin right? :)

Britt Vogt said...

Love the Halloween pics.... and I can't believe you linked mmmmbop! :)

I'm going to do my best to stop in on Monday to see this lost Hanson brother, especially since from the looks of his blog he does a lot of animal prints. I like how he captures the different personalities of the animals. I really enjoyed the etching on the sea turtle one, but my favorite by far was the flamingos in color. Something about the highlights on their feathers. Really cool works.....

Toni said...

Definitely Zach's arms, lol. Nice Halloween pictures. How spooky...

He has some neat stuff. Interesting subject matter. It seems like you don't see print focused primarily on animals too much. It's usually people or nature/landscape with the animals as a supplement, not a subject. At first I like his black and white pieces better because I'm partial to black and white, but upon further analysis there's something very strange and wonderful about his color works. Sometimes it seems he has a weird choice of color, yet they seems so much more elegant and beautiful than the more rigid black and white pieces. Really cool stuff, look forward to meeting him!

Jaime said...

All the Halloween costumes look amazing and i was really happy that the link was the Hanson video. I haven't seen that video in such a long time.

The prints were extremely good. Since I do a lot of animal prints it's cool to see what other people are doing with them. My favorite print was the flying squirrel. His prints with color are amazing and I am curious on how he did them.

Maddy Grimmer said...

I really like how he shows his ability to make the plate do what he wants to do...something i wish i could do better. His use of line conveys a texture that doesn't remind me at all of the actual lines drawn. The image you posted really does look like its fur and the animal has a sort of playfulness to it that really matches the animal being depicted.

I tried to watch the whole mmmbop video but i failed, i could listen but not actually look at it...it was just tooo...what's the word...i don't know if they have words to say what i'm thinking.

The pictures were awfully scary and great but i think i by far had the most "special" Halloween of anyone...maybe i'll share on Tuesday. It involves the ER...

Joanne said...

i'll try and stop in on monday, but i have class until 11... so we'll see. i like the animal content in his prints. its definitely something you don't see too often.

Nate S said...

I like the realism and simplicity in the prints. Doesn't put in too much to overwhelm but what he does put in you can tell he took his time on. Can't wait to see him in the shop.

p.s. totally thought there was just another video posted for us to watch...felt really special when it took me 15 seconds to realize i was watching the mmm bop music vid.

Jessalyn said...

His prints are fantastic. I love the real quality in all his animals especially that jumping squirril. Also the color that he uses for his flamingoes, closer to the bottom of the page is so vibrant. I hope one day to inspire to use color like that when I grow up.
Love the print show halloween pics...classic.

I'll try to get out of design to come to the shop today but I'm not sure if Binod is all for that.

Mark K said...

Halloween and the Great visit was a blast. Hope everyone's Halloween went well. I'm really liking the sea turtle and raccoon prints that our lost brother has done. He's also got an awesome use of color in his multiplates. Two and a half hours for one print, damn.

Olivia said...

I was greatly impressed by our lost Hanson brother his work is moving and beautiful and I'm not just talking about his singing! Like a few people have said already his flamingo image is breathtaking. I love the color and want to learn how he did it. There are so many different values and I hoping this is something we would be learning in Bargo!!! I
I am excited to hear him talk on Monday and I cannot wait to hear Halloween stories from the weekend!

ellen said...

i was really inspired today by the Lost's many fantastical prints. the color work is especially amazing and it makes me want to get back into intaglio...even though i am a litho head.

sarah mc said...

meeting the lost hanson brother today was a really nice change of pace. it was really great to see everything he's done since starting in our very own shop. comparing the prints he brought to class today with the ones online is just incredible. its so true that to really SEEE everything and appreciate the color he's achieved, you gotta see them in person. really impressed and as always, as a baby i just can't wait to learn more about it all. REALLY INCREDIBLE STUFF!

Sarah said...

another exciting day in the printshop. Lost's prints were incredible...

Keriann said...

Too bad my lesser classes keep me away from the studio... so I missed the presentation. I looked at his prints though, and they are amazing! They make me feel compelled to attempt doing color again.

Ben Clark said...

I wish I could have been there today to witness the lost Hanson brother, but was bogged down in a lesser class that morning. As for his engravings, I love how each of them captures the life-like aspect of his subjects, especially in the sea turtle and the frog engravings.

Sarahhigley said...

It was really great to see the lost Hanson brother today...even though he's really not a Hanson brother which was a huge disappointment for me. Anyway, the colors of his multiple plate prints was astounding. It was very interesting to hear about his process and how he draws and photographs from life when he starts working on a plate. It emphasized how important and fundamental drawing is to printmaking, which is crucial for my next print that I will be starting very soon...are you excited?

zoe said...

people used to make fun of me for looking like zach hanson... i wish i could link a picture of me in 6th grade... you'd understand

Zach Morin said...

I'm sad I couldn't come today to for the lost hanson brother! I was being held captive in the digital photo lab :(

Good times though all around! The Great's prints simply blow my mind. I need to give this color multiplate thing a try. I enjoy Eric's prints too though. His fast pace lines simply go hand in hand with the animals and their constant movement. I like seeing grad school work too. It seems like we always see work from people who are already professional artists (whatever that means?)

Slander! Libel! Unless my arms got 3 times as thick, hairier than a bear's ass, and my tattoos decided to start smearing off, those are not mine!

Rebecky said...

i'm so glad i was able to see the Lost's work today, especially since i missed the visit from the Great the other week. it's really empowering to see how far someone has come, thinking that they too were once a print baby like myself. Seeing the Lost's prints open my eyes to possibilities in intaglio i didn't even know existed. my baby brain was overwhelmed with the awesomeness.

Jess said...

Eric's prints were so awesome! I don't understand the color process yet and it was really hard for me to follow when he was talking about the multiple plates and how he used the colors but I guess I will learn it someday. I really liked the way he experimented with the asphaltum and aquatint. I would have to say that I love his frog print on his site mainly because I just love frogs. I wish he would have had that with him, seeing his prints in person definitely give you much more of an appreciation for them.

the Sheriff said...

Zach you're just jealous I make a better Zach Morin then you do.

I am diggin' the Animal prints, his detail is insane...each of these are unique yet very recognizable....he has such a distinct style . Sad I had to do my thing at work and was unable to attend. I do appreciate the link....as repulsed as I initially was I might have smirked a bit.

Johnson said...

The Lost's prints were amazing! Very inspirational to me, since I have found that drawing/painting/sculpting animals is what I do best, and have been contemplating trying different venues for my inspiration, but I really don't want to...it also made me really want to use color in my prints. Zoe-i'd love to see that pic of you from 6th grade

Mingo said...

The color prints he made are really cool. I can't believe it too 2.5 hours to get one print. That is a lot of time for one print, but the flamingos do loo really good with the negative space looking like feathers and the back ground full of so many colors that tie in the brightness of the pink.

willison said...

our lost hanson brother has some very impressive works! i especially love his multiple plate color prints!

Cedarose said...

I really appreciated Eric bringing in all of his work and talking about it. His animals utilized the strength of line in nature. Using the lines for fur and true lines rather than a concise outline. I appreciated the movement emphasis in the animals as it is one of their strongest characteristics. I enjoy the softness of the lines in zinc. I was very amazed at the diverse textures and marks created in his prints. It has me inspired about experimenting with my prints.

Kirky B said...

Eric's print were really great to see. His color multiplates were rather inspiring and his giant ass woodcuts make me really want to do start doing more work with wood block.

kreger.anni said...

I love all of the Lost Hanson Brothers prints!! I think that he has a real talent for making his subject look realistic yet funkified all at the same time. I lvoe to use animals as my subject matter so his prints were all very interesting to me. I'm sorry that I didn't get to see him yesterday....I had a lesser class.
I'm also pretty bummed that I had to miss last Thursday to go to Milwaukee, looks like you guys all had some pretty sweet costumes. But Joel, all that I saw was that you had on a big nose....not sure if that constitutes a costume or not. That's still up for debate in my mind.
Annnnd after much procrastination and brainstorming I've finally got a good start on my series and I'm getting really excited about it. Once I get myself to do something, I can't stop!!

p.s. I think my favorite part of the blog is typing in the random letter combinations before I make a post.....they always make me laugh. haha derfsh!

Mallory_Heesch said...

The presentation on monday was SPECTACULAR!!! I was so inspired by the vibrancy of his color prints that I have decided to sneak in some color this semester. He gave a lot of really great insight into what inspired him and the different techniques he used.

On a completely different note... the MmmBop video was HORRIFYING to watch after all these years (yes, I was a die-hard Hanson fan at the ripe age of 10). So glad my taste in music has matured since then!

Allison Bauer said...

I loved the lost's visit to the shop. His prints were beautiful! His work was really inspiring and shed some light on the 3 plate printing process we'll hopefully get to learn in Italy. Really exciting stuff. I love that each of his prints has a meaning behind it tooo. His deear woodcut was great and I am really envious of the Japanese paper he prints on. Great day in the shop o love.

Kaitlynn said...

It's been a crazy week. I was really impressed by the amount of work that the lost brought to us. Especially the color prints. makes me feel like a slacker...can't talk anymore...i've got work ta do.

Jumpy said...

The Lost Hansen's brothers work is amazing, I am happy I got to see his work in person. I enjoy the fact that his subjects are usually chosen by fascination with something about them. I enjoyed the multiplate prints as well as the very textural feel about them. I am jealous of the people that have the time and get the chance to explore the various techniques and the endless world printmaking. Be grateful print brothers and sisters

mao said...

I missed Halloween in the Shop of Love...i'm a bit dissapointed in myself for that, but everyone looked great in your costumes.

Ali said...

Wish I could have been there to Meet and Greet the Lost. Also wasn't able to go to class Tuesday, for, and I'll admit, a lesser class's "project" and yes I'll say "project" because it was a waste of time. I hope to be living at the shop mostly this weekend and catch up.

Also- I believe photos steal your souls so the pics of me are pretty rare and if I ever get my hands on these physically- you will not get them back. But Halloween was pretty awesome in the Shop anyway. So much food!

lachness said...

OH how I have missed another Halloween filled of blood sweat and tears. I think of the shop often and everyone in it. Those of you that I dont know I hope you are slowing down and enjoying it fully. Joel, here is a punch in the arm from me!

PS. Sister Lisa.. I was also a black cat, but I was a tall one.

TonY Vang said...

it was nice to see the lost brohter's work. I love his work, just can't stop looking at the giraffe.

Jon Vitkus said...

his line etch is so full. very effective.