Clockworks Press
Medium: Printmaking and Fashion/Clothing

Studio Location:
505 Carroll St
Studio # 5 Textile Arts Center

Phone: 6463255399



Artist Bio:
Clockworks Press was founded in 2016 and showcases the work of it's founder, Brooklyn-based artist and printmaker Holly E. Brown. Through her bold graphic compositions Ms. Brown's work captures the structure and control of the urban environment. Using collagraph printmaking as her main medium she experiments by creating a space where bold graphic perspective is juxtaposed against transparent layers in an architectural landscape.

Ms. Brown received a B.F.A. in printmaking from Syracuse University and an M.A. from Brooklyn College. Her solo exhibition "Recente Werken" (2016) debuted her work in the Netherlands and sparked her strong interest in working with repurposed denim and creating a more sustainable printmaking practice. She has exhibited in several group shows throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Brown was an Artist-in-Residence at Grafische Werkplaats, The Hague (2016) and The Cooper Union, NYC (2005). Her prints can be found in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, Yale University and Princeton University among others. Most recently Clockworks Press has collaborated with artist De Ver Azul, Tonello and Officina +39 on a collection of sustainably produced denim artworks and garments for New York Denim Days 2018. In addition, Clockworks launched its first denim accessory in 2018 which was fully manufactured in NYC. She launched a limited edition four piece capsule garment collection in collaboration with Andagain in late October 2018. Ms. Brown's collagraph print "De Hef" (2018) was part of The 37th Bradley International Juried Print and Drawing Exhibition 2019. She was part of the Alkemist Workshop with Officina +39 at New York Denim Days 2019 and is a featured relief printmaking artist with the Speedball Professional Artist Network. Holly has been interviewed in both Pressing Matters Magazine and Rivet.

Artist Statement:
I am inspired by architecture and the geometric patterns created within a structure. I am enthralled bridges, water towers and factories which have led me to create wearable art accessories, garments and home decor in these themes. I work intuitively through the mark making, carving and printing processes to create my prints. I have a strong passion to work with sustainable materials, in particular I use 100 % recycled fiber board and repurposed denim. I find the denim tells its own story and the washes and wear patterns of its previous owner inform my imagery by providing a natural background of values. I work with inks made from textile waste using Recycrom pigments from Officina +39, Italy.

Currently, I am in local production with my next handbag which repurposes both denim and US Navy camouflage. It will be on view during Gowanus Open Studios.

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