Rebecca Miller (director of the Pool Art Center Gallery) and I first met about twenty years ago while she was a student at the Kansas City Art Institute. I was teaching karate twice a week there and she was one of my better students. During the several years she practiced with me, we became good […]
For various reasons, very modest exhibition catalogues are sometimes worth noting in Print Quarterly. This is the case with Figuring it Out: Prints and Drawings by Mike Lyon (Manhattan, KS, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 2009, 8 pp., 10 col. ills., free), which includes an essay by Bill North. For this photorealist printmaker has made use of his knowledge of computerized technology to create a series of digitally based colour woodcuts.
K-State Collegian Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 By Hannah Blick The emotion in Mike Lyon’s artwork is inspired by old Japanese prints. The shapes are determined by the contours of the faces of his closest friends, friendly strangers, and the outcome hinges on the mechanics of his latest digital tools. “Figuring it out: Prints and […]
Bill North is Senior Curator of the Beach Museum of Art. He has written extensively on the art and artists of Kansas and the region, producing numerous exhibitions catalogues and related publications for the museum. He curated the 2009 exhibition of Lyon’s prints and drawings and wrote the following essay for the printed catalog which […]
John Teramoto received his PhD from the University of Michigan. He is Curator of Asian Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Mike Lyon’s woodblock prints beg to be approached from a variety of different avenues. Lyon employs the latest tools and techniques in his production process including digital photography, electronic image editing, and most […]