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From high detail "folk realism" graphite pencil drawings and hand printed etchings to digital photography of distinct American scenes taken from various trips throughout the country. Brad Ultican strives to create unique perspectives into the culture, nature, and aesthetics of good ol' Americana.
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Union Station, Kansas City, Mo. ca. 1935, (Graphite on Bristol, 11" x 22 1/2")
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Drawing in Progress (Blue Springs Scene ca. 1930)
May 17th-19th - Downtown Kansas City Art Annual (6th annual), Kansas City, MO
May 31st-June 2nd - Prairie Village Art Fair, Prairie Village, KS (near Kansas City, MO)
June 7th-9th - Omaha Summer Arts Festival (39th annual), Omaha, NE
June 29th-30th - Downtown Olathe Arts Festival, Olathe, KS (near Kansas City, MO)
July 1st-31st - Solo Exhibition, Westport Historical Society, Historic Harris-Kearney House,
4000 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO (westporthistorical.com for hours)
July 5th - First Friday Open Studio at The Bauer! 115 W 18th street, Kansas City, MO
August 2nd - First Friday Open Studio at The Bauer! 115 W 18th Street, Kansas City, MO
August 10th-11th - Frisco Downtown Arts Festival, Frisco, CO
Sept. 6th-8th - Art Westport (34th annual), Kansas City, MO
Sept. 20th-22nd - Plaza Art Fair (82nd Annual), Kansas City, MO
Oct. 4th-6th - Summit Art Fair, Lee's Summit, MO
November 22nd-24th - Holiday Art Fair, Madison, WI
"Aspen Outhouse at 10,000 ft."
St. Elmo, Colorado
5"x15", Zinc Plate Etching
St. Elmo, Colorado is a ghost mining town first established in 1880 and deserted since the 1950's. At 10,000 ft. , less than a half a mile below the tree line (where trees can not survive due to the altitude), the Aspen groves surrounding the town struggle to grow and only the tallest limbs, twisting and turning their way to sunlight, survive.
This etching shows an aspen grove with one tree front and center to serve as a study for all of the twisted, broken, and gnarled limbs. One of the outhouses from the nearby mining town was located adjacent to one of the groves and emphasizes the height these vine-like trees must reach, often competing with other trees sharing the same roots (connected by a vast underground root system, Aspen groves are considered to be the largest living specimens on earth).
The left image is the finished etching plate with the image drawn into the soft ground (the brown resin like coating) prior to it being dipped in acid. The right image is a manipulated image of the etching plate to represent a preview of what the final print should look like. Actual prints are soon to follow!
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2014 Show Listing Coming Soon! Come see what's new each First Friday Open Studios at "Bauer Machine Works", 115 W 18th Street, KCMO
January 3rd / February 7th / March 7th / April 4th / May 2nd / June 6th
Etched Plate Projected Final Print
before Acid Bath