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Metamatrix Artlab interviews James Huckenpahler

From Metamatrix Artlab
By Jean-Michel Crapanzano & James Huckenpahler
December 15, 2013  |  weblink

It's a tell all!


WPA Explores Alternative Art spaces

From WPA: Washington Project for the Arts
By Deena O. Hyatt
December 12, 2013  |  weblink

WPA speaks with James Huckenpahler at Furthemore.


Galleries: Peace. Love. Insurgency.

From The Washington Post
By Mark Jenkins
November 8, 2013  |  weblink

Various revolutions link the work in Furthermore’s two-man show, “Peace. Love. Insurgency.” A former Washingtonian who now lives in Berlin, Scott Holmquist crafts handmade books that document the marijuana-cultivation culture of Humboldt County, Calif. He plans to do so well into the future, symbolically if not actually. The sixth in his series of “Chronic Freedom” volumes is a sound book “compiled in the 26th century.”


“Personal Effects”: Is it possible to understand the intimacy in these artists' treasured objects?

From The Washington City Paper
By Kriston Capps
September 13, 2013  |  weblink

“Personal Effects,” a show at D.C. print shop and incubator Furthermore, doesn’t include a single print—and only a little art. Yet it stands out as an early contender for most-revealing gallery show of the fall season.


Going Out Guide: Personal Effects

From The Washington Post
By Michael O’Sullivan
September 13, 2013  |  weblink

Perhaps the most curious exhibition in town opens Saturday with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. On view at the digital print shop Furthermore, “Personal Effects” is a showcase of unrelated objects, some of which are art works, and some of which are not.


Furthermore Takes Printing to the Next Level

From Washington Project for the Arts
By Liz Georges
November 3, 2011  |  weblink

Artist and curator Jose Ruiz, the founder and principal of Furthermore, was not interested in creating yet another digital print shop. “We had this impression that DC needed a new affordable print shop specifically for artists.”

A year later and Ruiz has produced that print shop on the third floor of 1019 Seventh Street, NW. The space is open, the feel is modern - like a visit to an artist’s studio, as opposed to a print shop. “The way it had been before, you send a file, come pick it up, and there’s no real discourse in between. That’s something we’ve opened up,” Ruiz says.

"We've created an environment where it's open, and we encourage artists, if possible, to come in, spend some time, experiment a little," he adds. Unlike other digital print shops that will wax poetic about the output specs of their equipment and the fast turnaround times and the low prices, Furthermore assumes you know all that already. Rather, Furthermore prides itself on its collaborative nature, its willingness to help artists experiment.


Progress Report: Q&A With Kris Chatterson and Vince Contarino

From New American Paintings Blog
By Matthew Smith
October 20, 2011  |  weblink

Give it time and the Internet will mobilize for change in just about any arena. So it's not surprising that artist-run exhibition spaces – always bastions of change – are increasingly striving for a stronger online presence, sometimes even eschewing fixed brick-and-mortar locales all together. And it's not just exhibition spaces. Artist-run curatorial projects like HKJB, Culture Hall, and Progress Report exist mainly on the web, producing information that's decentralized and disseminated horizontally, peer-to-peer. All of which is relatively new.

One of these projects, Progress Report, is designed as an online curatorial resource centered on visual content and studio visits. Co-founded by Brooklyn-based painters Kris Chatterson and Vince Contarino, their project is particularly keen on abstraction and focuses on the creative process from the perspective of working artists. This is noteworthy not only because Chatterson and Contarino are a couple of accomplished abstract painters in their own right, but also because they prove to have an expansive grasp for what their contemporaries are up to.


Step One in a Fine Art and Photography Support System

By Regan Dickinson
March 7, 2011  |  weblink

Furthermore, based in Washington, D.C., is on its way to being much more than a print shop, thanks to the vision of its founder, Jose Ruiz, and Bridget Sue Lambert, Director & Digital Print Specialist for Furthermore Print, the company's production studio. The goal is to make Furthermore an alternative incubator for comtemporary art in D.C., New York, and beyond. The first step in that goal is to make printing more accessible to those artists.

Furthermore recently kicked off the concept with an open house at its studio, an event that drew hundreds of artists from the surrounding area. Though Furthermore opened its doors late last year, they took time to execute a creative printing project for the open house to show artists all the different possibilities they can explore with inkjet printing and the variety of printable media available to them.


Furthermore Finally Schedules a Hard Opening

From The Washington City Paper
By Kriston Capps
February 3, 2011  |  weblink

When New York-based curator and former Washington artist José Ruiz offered Bridget Sue Lambert a job as a printer, she jumped at the opportunity. His new digital print shop, Furthermore, first unveiled in a Washington Post article last fall, would allow her to work toward a full partnership with Ruiz. And, finally, she'd be working in D.C.

Furthermore - which is hosting its first public open house on Saturday, Feb. 26 - is a win for Lambert, who's been hauling printing jobs for Washington artists to process at Annapolis' Aagpa Editions for nine years. Now that work will stay in town.

Washington, of course, already boasts print shops, including Vivid Solutions and Adamson Editions. So what is Furthermore bringing to D.C.? If Lambert has her way, her shop will change the way artists make work.


With Furthermore, José Ruiz aims for more 'fluid' art market

From The Washington Post
By Jessica Dawson
November 5, 2010  |  weblink

Washington, José Ruiz has returned... sort of. (Don't define him geographically, please - the very concept of "place" gums up his fluidity, more in a moment.)

Since December, Ruiz - now 35, he's an artist, curator, resident of Queens, and erstwhile head of Decatur Blue, that with-it art collective that kicked around D.C. in the late 1990s - has been plotting an art-world revolution. His mission: standing up for the art world's unconnected and underfunded, while undermining the Chelsea art mafia.

Ruiz calls his three-pronged attack "Furthermore", which is both a business venture and a state of mind.