Behind the Scenes: Specialty Mats for Specialty Prints

 
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This morning I was greeted by an early shipment of mats, which I ordered for the prints for sale in the upcoming show.  (How nice it is for something to arrive ahead of schedule— what a good surprise)!  

I ordered mats for the prints of the saints series that will be on display Feb 1-Feb 24 at Bolt Gallery.  I take great care in selecting mats, and all of them are special-ordered, since the kind that are best are not as easy to find.  However, these required a little more customization still, since the aspect ration for the paintings is unique. 

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The artwork is matted with “museum cut” mats, which are “double deep.”  This is different than the standard mat thickness, and creates a luxurious effect.  

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These beautiful, crisp, heavy mats are almost a work of art in themselves.

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If you are among those who come to own one of these pieces, I hope you will enjoy these mats as much as I do! 

 
Melissa Carmon