Frances, Kevin (b.1981)
Under the Bed, 2015
Woodcut, 18 x 37 cm.
Gift of the Print Club of Rochester
Kevin Frances is an artist who lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his MFA in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his BA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis in 2010. In 2012 he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work includes prints, books, ceramic sculpture and installation and has been shown at the International Print Center New York, David Krut Projects in New York, the Kala Gallery, Berkeley, and the Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis.
The result, above, is a woodcut printed in the Japanese technique, comprised of five blocks that together form the final image. The Japanese technique is distinct in that the blocks are printed with water-based inks using soft brushes instead of brayers, allowing subtle gradation of color.