Monoprints by Harold Lohner
Come visit my studio at
Desert Sun Plaza
at Grand Ave and Roosevelt St
First and Third Fridays
Printmaking was my primary medium in college. Studying at the University at Albany with Robert Cartmell in intaglio and Thom O’Connor in lithography, I made many prints that combined drawing from found photographs—especially group portraits—with texture and pattern. In some, I cut the etching plate so that embossed white rings would appear within the image, singling out individuals within the group. After I got my MFA in printmaking, it would be several years before I returned to the medium.
I was bitten by the stained-glass bug in Ed Cowley’s class, a welcome opportunity to make pretty, crafty, three-dimensional things. The quilt was a playful celebration of the end of my formal education, created in partnership with my mother, Roselyn Lohner.
Beginning with crayons and moving into encaustic, I experimented with pigmented wax to create images on rough surfaces. I embellished these portraits of friends with thick frames made of mixed materials that began to resemble sculptures.
Leaving images behind, I used secondhand and discarded furniture to make sculptures. Some were playful, some enigmatic.