Dirk Hagner Studio Visit

Dirk with L.A. River print
Dirk Hagner with one of his prints from his LA Maps to the Stars or L.A. Tabulae Ad Astra

Owner of Press Works, Todd Smith visited the studio of print artist Dirk Hagner today. Todd is visiting print artists in the OC, RC, and SB counties for a future print exhibition set for summer 2015 at Chaffey Community Art Museum in Ontario, CA that will highlight printmakers east of Los Angeles.

Dirk teaches printmaking and drawing at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA and was gracious enough to allow Todd a visit to view a number of different print projects he is working on or just completed.

Dirk showed Todd his just completed project L.A. Tabulae Ad Astra (LA Map to the Stars), his Disasters of War series, and his Haiku Broadsides. Dirk used a variety of etching and letterpress techniques for the LA series. Dirk printed on drawing paper that he soaked in the Los Angeles river itself. For a more complete explanation of Dirk’s process and intent as well as better pics of his prints visit http://www.dirkhagnerstudio.com/index.html.

Thank you Dirk. We look forward to seeing more work in the future.