Andrea called to order some frames because she was working on an exhibition. Since she works in larger sizes, we thought it would be interesting to show her framing in her studio. She said she wasn't a video expert but agreed to give it a try. She sent us videos of each different aspect of the framing and we edited them.
Pramuk works on large Ampersand Panels and frames them with our Metro Floater Frames. Although our frames and cradles can be purchased completely joined, she purchases them unassembled to save money on shipping.
Framing large oversize work requires that your studio layout is well organized. In addition you need to have the proper tools. Andrea shows some techniques on how to join a cradle with a crossbar as well as joining the floater frame and attaching the artwork that we think you will find useful.
She did tell us that the adjustable sawhorses make all the difference in her workspace for both framing and painting big. They are not a huge investment ($35-$50/pair) and they fold up when she's not working in the big area of the space.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Texas painter, Andrea Pramuk, creates organic, drawing-based abstractions. Her pictures may seem familiar at first glance, but on closer inspection, they are not things or places that exist, but rather lyrical subjects whose dialogue originates out of line, color and light. She looks to ephemeral subject matter that is constant throughout time, reminiscent of stone, sea, sky and botanical forms – all traditional painting subjects.
Andrea uses acrylic paint and dye-based pigments within a system that includes a carefully mixed color palette, paint pouring and drawing techniques, working both flat and at the easel. She arrived at this current method of working due to physical limitations with manual dexterity and also for technical reasons like drying times and limited time constraints. Pouring paint for Andrea is like building sediment layers in stone, creating wave patterns in sand and bringing about tree rings born out of drying paint puddles shrinking one ring at a time. Her process and subject matter, therefore, are both temporal and symbiotic. Poetry comes into play with her choice of titles, often borrowed from music lyrics, poetry or books, while also folding in themes from current events.
May 31- July 7, 2019
Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX