Wonder Fair’s Local Print Champs (artists living/working in Kansas and the Lower Midwest):
Jonathan David Metzger, a graduate student in the Printmaking Department at University of Kansas, and also one of the Shoppe volunteers! Jonathan’s work is mainly intaglio, full of rich narrative and obsessively teeny line-work: (http://jonathandavidmetzger.com/prints/)
Grace D. Chin, an undergraduate student at KU, and also a WF volunteer (“we’ve got an ace staff!”). Grace is a great draftsman and colorist, so her water-based monotypes are especially baller. She’s going places– hopefully, grad school!: (http://gracedchin.com/#1755374/water-based-monotypes)
Wonder Fair also sells small-scale works by KU professors Yoonmi Nam and Michael Kreuger, both of whom are known entities to the Printeresting folk. (http://www.yoonminam.com/) (http://www.michaelkrueger.us/)
Justin Marable is one of their straight-up regionalist artists, whose work is about the changing landscape of the Midwest, or in his own words, “loss and growth within the Midwest” as demarcated by its architectural structures. (http://justinmarable.com/gallery/)
And of course, they show Hammerpress, Kansas City’s finest letterpress print shop, and probably one of the vanguard letterpress shops in all of the USA. (http://hammerpress.net/)
Wonder Fair’s Favorite not-so-local Artists:
They also like to honor friendships with print artists who work outside their corner of the world! So, they carry and promote the work of artists like…
Dan McCarthy (http://www.danmccarthy.org/), who is a cult hero in the poster world and one of Wonder Fair’s favorite people in the regular world.
Daria Tessler (http://www.animalsleepstories.com/main/art/archive/newprints/), who is somehow both incredibly prolific and never boring.
Marty Allen (http://www.martystuff.com/sock-puppet-portraits-2), a mad genius who designed a lovely series of Kansas sock puppets for Wonder Fair (“we’re the only Brick and Mortar store to carry his work, crazy!”)Bookmark / Share / Print