3 Fish Studios Art Party
The Outer Sunset's beloved Eric and Annie of 3 Fish Studios return to their original home on Irving Street with a new show on the walls at Black Bird.
A natural daydreamer and doodler, Annie Galvin’s paintings and collages feature bold colors, Californian scenery and a big brushstroke of whimsy. No longer resisting her constant impulse to create, Annie spends her days spilling her creative juices onto paper, utilizing paint, collage and digital sketching as a medium. Girls, bears and quirky phrases often make appearances in Annie’s artwork.
As a printmaker, Eric Rewitzer creates his intricate depictions of both urban and natural environments in woodcut and linocut prints. Each original print begins with photographs (typically his own) that he hand-transfers onto a piece of linoleum (or wood). Using Japanese wood-carving tools, it takes Eric anywhere from 40-80 hours just to carve the plate. As each design must be carved in reverse, Eric revels in the technical challenges of bringing his art to life in this rewarding medium. Once he’s achieved his desired plate, he produces each print by hand – inking the plate, then printing on Rives BFK paper with a Conrad Machine Etching Press. The result is a stunning, bold print that has the mark of the artist's hand, with subtle differences in each impression from the plate.