CLUCK: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks…


green cover of book featuring chicken in a circle

Funny, poignant, wry look at the backyard phenomenon of raising chickens for eggs, meat or just plain pets. Additional stories by Jane Hamilton, Michael Perry, and Ben Logan. Stunning artwork by S.V. Medaris. For animal lovers, pet owners, and art enthusiasts.

Itchy Cat Press
Read more about Cluck.

To order paperback, send $25 (check or money order) to:

S.V. Medaris
123 Drammen Valley Rd
Mount Horeb, WI 53572

$35 for hardcover (cloth bound with foil stamp, covered with book jacket).

Free shipping (and no tax) if ordered by June 1st.

Or pick up a copy at our farm during the Spring Art Tour, June 10-12. More info here.

Badger Herald article about our “Beastly Prints” show

ArtsEtc.: Art
Dichotomy of human-animal interaction depicted through diverse media, aesthetics

shark print by Patrick Smyczek

‘Art of Bestiary’ explored in Overture print exhibit. Photo courtesy Patrick Smyczek

By Kathi Gadow
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:05 a.m.

Even if you are not in the Veterinary School, or even an animal lover, you’ll enjoy “Beastly Prints: Modern Interpretations of the Art of Bestiary,” part of the Overture Center’s new round of spring galleries….. (Read entire article)

8ft chicken is finished and on display…

…at the Overture Center for the Arts.

framed art on wall, with 8ft woodcut chicken in foreground

The show is up! Now on view through June 25th, 2011. Meet the artists at the reception Gallery Night, Friday, May 6, 6pm.

More info: Overture Center, Gallery 1

8ft hand-colored woodcut chicken

Hand- colored woodcut, printed on masa, then mounted on plywood cutout form and varnished. By the way, that's a Golden-Laced Wyandotte, cock. Maximus was one of my first roosters (bros with Big Tiny).

It’s a huge relief to be done with this and have it up on display. I mean it was fun to do, but printing by hand with a wooden spoon (my press is “only” 30in wide….the chicken block is a 4ft x 8ft plywood block) is not easy, especially with so much solid black. An exercise in patience most definitely.

“Beastly Prints” show is up!

Some sneak peeks:

closeup of screen-printed shark eating an animal's leg

Closeup of one of Patrick Smyczek's hand-colored screen-prints

closeup of intaglio of magnified bug inside jar

Closeup of one of Briony Morrow-Cribb's intaglio prints

Briony’s website, Sue’s website.

closeup of woodcut of giant chicken feet

Closeup of S.V. Medaris' 8ft chicken woodcut

The show is open now, with the big reception at the Overture on Gallery Night, Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6pm.

2 Big Shows: Receptions (Fri, Sat) May 6, 7

Beastly Prints

Beastly Prints postcard

Now showing! "Beastly Prints" at the Overture. Reception May 6, Gallery Night!

Link to Overture show online.

A Pattern of Processing

Pattern of Processing postcard

Opening reception May 7 at 6pm.

More info: S.V. Medaris, shows.

Poster for “Beastly Prints”

A 3-person show, featuring the work of Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Patrick Smyczek, and S.V. Medaris, at the Overture this spring, 2011 (reception May 6, Gallery Night!).

We (Briony, Patrick and I) just printed this today–our screen-printed, 4-color, 25in x 17in poster! Part of the edition will be available for sale at our reception.

multi-colored, screenprinted poster of exquisite-corpse beast

Printed with 4 colors only. Click to enlarge.