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This summer, my goal is to make a series of 10' etchings at AS220 Print Shop in Providence, RI.
This summer, my goal is to make a series of 10' etchings at AS220 Print Shop in Providence, RI.
51 backers pledged $2,903 to help bring this project to life.

Lean To opens this Friday Oct 5th (6-10) at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia

Dear Friends,

Thank you again for your love and support this past spring.  The printing residency at AS220 was a success and I am really happy with the new series of works I created this summer.  You can check out images of the new works on my website:

I also want to share some exciting upcoming news.  I will be showing two of my new large-scale prints in my upcoming solo show, Lean To.  

Alexis Granwell: Lean To

October 5 - October 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 2012, 6pm - 10pm

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is pleased to announce the opening of our October exhibition, Alexis Granwell: Lean To. Granwell, a founding TSA member, will be presenting sculptures and monumental prints made during a summer residency at one of the only ten foot-presses in the country, at AS220 in Providence. A recent video interview conducted in Granwell’s studio can be found on the website Gorky’s Granddaughter.

From the essay by Lauren van Haaften-Schick:
The ruin is a site of decay and remembrance – the armature that allows us to imagine life in a past or parallel time. Thus the ruin is always destroyed and re-creating itself in our individual psyches and collective culture. When archaeologists uncover a historic site, their first order of operation is to photograph every detail using black and white film, so that in the event that digital or advanced photographic technologies are not available, the images will be legible through the elementary act of holding the processed film to the sun. This is a logic appropriately developed by those who specialize in the lost, destroyed, discarded, decayed, and forgotten. It is crucial that these disinterested images capture the site as it was found, untouched and unexamined, revealing only fragmentary evidence; all that is seen is what lies at the surface, and the new skin that has come to envelop it. Clues are numbered, collected, classified, or their identity may be left unsolved. Sometimes additional pieces of the puzzle emerge, further illustrating the fiction and conjecture that has developed around this curious trove. It is typical that a complete history never emerges.

The works in Lean To depict metaphysical structures that have an ancient quality. They are beginnings, an infrastructure leading to the next complete event. Working concurrently on both sculptures and prints, Granwell has a developed a provisional city of two and three-dimensional imagery that convulsively expands, erases, and erupts.

Alexis Granwell: Lean To
Tiger Strikes Asteroid
October 5 – October 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 6-10pm

Kickstarter was a success thanks to you :)

Thanks so much for your generous support! Kickstarter was a success. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful community of friends. Feelin like the luckiest gal right now. ♥ ♥ ♥

Please respond to the survey and submit your address so that I can send you your reward.  Also, some of you had errors when submitting payments.  So sorry about this. I think Kickstarter is trying to relieve the problem.  Please email me if there is still an issue.


One of my large scale prints was reviewed in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer

I reached my goal!!! Lets Keep Going....

Thank you to everyone who donated! The support has been incredible and I reached my goal in under a week.  I am so grateful for your generosity.

The $1,500 goal was set to fund 6 out of the 10 days for the residency. I still need support for supplies, transportation and the remainder residency days.  So, with several days left, let’s keep going. My new goal is $3,000.

Funding will support-
4 more days at the residency
rental truck to move large plates
copper plates and sintra plates

Again, I am so thankful to have reached my initial goal. If you’ve donated already, have been following along, or are just discovering Oversized Etching Project for the first time, thank you for joining this page. I look forward to sharing this new body of work with you!

Almost at the three quarter mark!!!

Dear Backers,

Thanks so much for all of your generous support!!! I am only $99 away from the three quarter mark.  Almost there...yay!!!