The 50th Hamilton Current regional art competition is a big - we mean a REALLY BIG - deal. Artworks from this year’s selected artists will be projected in wall-scale images on the Fitton Center’s exterior in an exciting new week-long outdoor digital presentation May 28 - June 4, 8:00pm - midnight. We'll also be featuring groups of artworks weekly here on the blog leading up to and during the exhibition!
Artworks chosen for Cash Awards and Honorable Mention Awards by judges will be physically installed in the ground floor Monument Gallery at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave, Hamilton OH and on view May 28 – July 9. Fitton Center galleries are free and open to the public starting June 1. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
1. As the World Around You Warps
13 x 16
Safe Wash Relief Ink on Kozo Paper, After sketching my design, I transferred the image onto a sheet of linoleum. I carved out everything that I wanted to stay white, and then printed the yellow first. Then I carved out everything I wanted to remain yellow and printed the orange. I continued this relief process until carved away to the last layer, the dark purple.
2. Mourning Doves
18 x 24
Pen Ink on Drawing Paper, On regular drawing paper I used different pens or microns with different thicknesses to create the overall design.
16 x 13
Black Safe Wash Relief Ink on Kozo Paper (Wood Carved Print), After sketching my design and transferring it over onto a piece of MDF board, I carved into the wood and rolled black safe wash ink on top of it before pressing it with a piece of kozo paper.
48 x 60 x 1.5
Acrylic on canvas, This is a conceptual design for a character in a graphic novel I’m writing, titled Space Loungers. This AI robot seems cute and cuddly at first, but when you tick him off he transforms into the universe's most powerful weapon of mass destruction. But that’s only when he’s forced into a situation he can’t logically evade using the most efficient and peaceful method available.
2. Thirty Degrees to Know Where
60 x 48 inches
Acrylic on Canvas, This piece was painted in front of a live audience at Electric Forest Festival. When painting live, I often let go of any planning and just paint what comes to me and experiment with color and composition. I am fascinated with sci-fi realms and other worlds. This painting portals the viewer to a place that exists in my imagination.
1. Egret in Fog
2. Fog Bright
3. The Gathering
All: Photograph printed on canvas mounted in a floater frame., Photograph processed in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop then printed on archival materials with archival inks.
facebook: landon hesse
9in x 12in
Ink on paper, Cross-Hatch and line work with spilled ink. This is one of 87 different drawings in the series titled, 87 Days.
2. triptych 87 Days
44in x 90in, (44in x 30in each)
Left: Charcoal (compressed and had made) on Stonehenge paper. Center: Charcoal, White Gesso and graphite. Right: Charcoal, graphite, white plastic bags, pvc pipe (not shown)., This was a project that spanned 87 days during the spring and summer of 2020, from April 21-July 15 paying homage to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (BP 2010). Portions of the grid were drawn, painted and/or cut out each day. The piece was then reassembled at the end and shown as a triptych.
facebook: Adam Wolter
Bird in the bin
36 x 36
This is an oil painting from a series about recycling paper in my studio, the paper industry and the environment, featuring a Regent Honeyeater (endangered)
acrylic on canvas, experimented with painting television static, glitch effects, and surrealism.