Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Opening Reception: "Transition" by Rich Tomasello

Please join us for the opening reception of "Transition" featuring work by Rich Tomasello. The opening event is this Wednesday from 6-9pm at iPrintfromHome.

Find out more: facebook.com/event

From Rich:
Transition aims to visually document the path my work has taken over the past four years.

My earlier work consisted of pastel and ink wash drawings that featured two recurring figures: one with a bandaged head (the hero non-conformist) and the other with a rhino horn (the violent and oppressive). This work, inspired by concepts in the play Rhinoceros of conformity and violence in society was deeply personal to me. The work connected with some viewers in ways I had not expected. It became personal for them too. As more people shared their stories of power struggles, masculinity, or bullying, my old wounds of experiencing physical and verbal violence firsthand began to heal. It was a bit therapeutic.

In 2012, my Rhinoceros pen and ink drawings of factory made rhinos and packages bearing the rhino label, transitioned to a completely new and different path of art materials and media. Last year, I began using Photoshop to create detailed and authentic packaging for action figures and sculptures. Some of these figures are appropriately branded “Rhino Toys”. In these new works I was worried less about how to fit them into the Rhinoceros mold of bandages and horns, and more focused on the issue or topic they addressed. These works were made in direct response to school shootings, Syrian conflict, gender roles, and other current events. Gas masks, soldiers, quarantined children, and absurd or violent toys became new vehicles for the recurring themes that have always been present in my work, that of power, or the lack thereof. In essence, the work became more universal and I hope, equally as visceral.

Complimentary snacks and drinks. Free and open to the public. Please feel free to share this event.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

the iPrintfromHome.com team

Who: Solo Show by Rich Tomasello
What: Opening Reception for "Transition"
When: Wednesday, January 29th from 6-9pm
Where: iPrintfromHome.com
2630 Elmwood Ave.(entrance on Shepard)
Kenmore, NY 14217

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Polar Vortex 2014 Special

In honor of the Polar Vortex and the first blizzard warning in Western New York over 20 years, we are running a one day special for all you folks stuck inside today.

We are offering a 14% discount on any order placed before midnight tonight that totals at least $20.14 (not including shipping).  Limited to one discount order per customer.  To get your discount, please follow the instructions below.

1. Place an order totaling a at least $20.14 (not including shipping) at iPrintfromHome.com by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. 
2. IMMEDIATELY after placing your order, send us an e-mail (here) with "Polar Vortex 2014" in the body of the e-mail. 
3. Once we receive your e-mail, we will adjust your order total to account for your 14% discount.

Warm wishes,
the iPrintfromHome.com team

Monday, January 6, 2014

Shutterbug Magazine Release Event featuring Phil Pantano's 'The American Worker'

Phil Pantano's photographic series "The American Worker" is the featured cover story in the February 2014 issue of Shutterbug Magazine.  The series tells the story of the hard work and service that goes into The American Dream.

Please join us to celebrate the magazine release and to see the photographic series on display.

From Phil: The February 2014 Issue of Shutterbug Magazine will be featuring a story on my photo series "The American Worker". Shutterbug is devoting 5 pages and publishing 12 of the images from the series. On top of that my photo "The Artist" with Sean Madden is being displayed on the cover. The story was written by my friend Jim Corbran.

About Shutterbug Magazine: "Shutterbug is the leading photo and imaging magazine for advanced amateur, semipro and professional photographers, and all who relate to their photography as a serious and meaningful part of their lives. Each month, Shutterbug reports on the latest tools and techniques, as well as provides creative inspiration for a wide range of photographic interests, from portraiture to the digital darkroom. Shutterbug is written by leading experts in the field – by photographers for photographers – and is dedicated to helping photographers enhance their creative potential."

What: Shutterbug Magazine Release Event featuring Phil Pantano's 'The American Worker'
When: Friday, Januray 10th from 6-9pm
Where: iPrintfromHome.com
2630 Elmwood Ave.(entrance on Shepard)
Kenmore, NY 14217