Ralph Goings
Trio, 2009
etching with acrylic
17.75 x 22.4 in.
edition of 30

A new edition by acclaimed Super Realist Ralph Goings, Trio combines the direct-to-plate copper etching/photogravure technique developed by Donald Farnsworth at Magnolia Editions with layers of UV-cured pigment. The prints possess the rich, precise colors of a Goings painting while also bearing the deep, oil-based blacks, textural plate tone, and telltale plate mark of copperplate etching. Goings focuses on the play of light, reflections and cast shadows in each composition: “I want the image to speak for itself,” he says in a 2004 interview, “and for my personality not to intrude on the subject any more than necessary to produce the picture.”