“With my designs I seek to contain reverberating, sometimes jarring images within the confines of the page through the use of color, texture and often mixed media. Whether literal or symbolic, these themes are reinforced through asymmetry, uneven shapes, strength of order and hand-mixed color.
I work with various techniques and combinations of mono- printmaking, hand-coloring and chine collé collage to achieve my vision. The dichotomy of chaos and calm informs and directs my work.” — PD
Pamela Dove was born in New Jersey and graduated with a BFA from Boston University. She began her career as a graphic designer, then worked as an art director and creative director in advertising. Dove ultimately found her niche in printmaking at the National Academy Museum School in NYC.
Her version of printmaking combines elements of texture, color and design in a compelling manner that is both visceral and intellectually stimulating.
Dove’s work has been in numerous exhibitions, including: Guild Hall and folioeast, East Hampton, NY; Sea Green Designs, Southampton, NY; Bailey House, New York, NY; IPCNY, New York, NY; National Academy Museum, New York, NY; and the Longoria Collection, Houston, TX.
Dove lives in New York City and Southampton, NY.
rotating exhibit of current & recently sold work
PAMELA DOVE speaks to folioeast’s COCO MYERS
CM/ DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS OF PRINTMAKING.
PD/ I use oil-based ink, usually on an acrylic plate; the color is more intense than a water soluble pigment. Occasionally I add textural elements such as cardboard, or string. I use rollers, brushes, splashes and more... always working to produce new effects on the paper.
CM/ WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THIS ART FORM? HOW IS IT SIMILAR TO AND DIFFERENT THAN PAINTING?
PD/ My work looks very much like abstract painting, as my style is very free. However, ultimately every piece goes through a printing press. There is a certain amount of control but the final result is always a surprise.
CM/ HOW DOES THIS AREA INFLUENCE OR INFILTRATE YOUR WORK?
PD/ Being in the country is a welcome contrast from the drama and intensity of my city life. But I have to say, I need both.
CM/ DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE SPOTS ON THE EAST END?
PD/ I love Surf Lodge, Tutto Il Giorno, the American Hotel . . . and happy to walk on Cryder Beach anytime.
CM/ IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANYTHING, IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR EAST END ARTIST OR PIECE THAT YOU WOULD LOVE TO HAVE?
PD/ Reaching for the stars? Eric Fischl.