Evil Ink

A lust for the grotesque and a thirst for the jugular: the mad mind of printmaker Tom Huck

Even if his success were to vanish, Huck says, he'd keep carving his blocks. "I'd be living in my parents' basement, making woodcuts," he says. For now he sets himself a little goal each day to get through the more than 4,500 square inches that stand between a raw slab of Maine birch plywood and The Transformation of Brandy Baghead.

After all, Huck says, "This is all a goddamn miracle to begin with."

Correction published 3/15/07: In the original version of this story, we we quoted Mark Pascale, associate curator of prints and drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, commenting on a show of Huck's work at the Art Institute of Chicago. Pascale informs us that the exhibition was mounted at the Aron Packer Gallery in Chicago. The above version reflects this correction.

Huck and assistant Danielle Spradley pull a print at Evil 
Prints. Only at this point does the printmaker know what 
several months' work really looks like.
Jennifer Silverberg
Huck and assistant Danielle Spradley pull a print at Evil Prints. Only at this point does the printmaker know what several months' work really looks like.
Jennifer Silverberg

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Click here to view a slideshow gallery of Tom Huck's prints.


Contact the author ian.froeb@riverfronttimes.com

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