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Platemark is a podcast about art and ideas. Hosted by Ann Shafer and Ben Levy, formerly colleagues at the Baltimore Museum of Art, conversations focus on museums, curating, critiques, value (market/conceptual), the Western canon, and prints and printmaking.

Oct 11, 2022

In s3e10 of Platemark, hosts Ann Shafer and Ben Levy talk with Julia Samuels, master printer and owner of Overpass Projects, Pawtucket, RI. Ann and Ben were thrilled to visit Overpass in person for the recording of this episode. It’s so great to see what guests are talking about and to be able to take photographs of the space, artists, and prints.

Julia creates her own work primarily in black-and-white linoleum cuts, but is, in fact, a natural colorist—It comes easily to her. She is on a mission to economize colors for artists she works with, and she often creates palettes for them to plan their projects from. She has created such palettes for artists working in both screenprint and etching—two very different techniques requiring different approaches to layering colors. Sounds complicated, and, for me, it is. See if you agree.

Julia and Overpass Projects are exhibiting at the Satellite Print Fair in New York, October 27–30, 2022. That fair is being held at Shop Studios, 528 West 39th Street, 3rd fl., which is just around the corner from the Jacob Javits Center, the site of the IFPDA Print Fair that is occurring at the same time.