Here and Now: Printmaking and the Political Present

by - October 12, 2018

Here and Now: Printmaking and the Political Present
Reception October 12, 5-7pm
Work on display through November 9
The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
University of Memphis Art & Communication Building
Department of Art Rooms 230 and 240

"Here and Now: Printmaking and the Political Present" is an exhibition of prints by Memphis-based artists exploring social issues of our contemporary moment. Artists include Maritza Dávila, Vanessa González-Hernández, Nelson Gutierrez, Lawrence Matthews, Carl Moore, Joel Parsons, Jennifer Sargent, and Yancy Villa-Calvo. 

Master printmaker Maritza Dávila has led artists in a series of workshops formulating concepts and producing the prints that will be on view. Artists explore topics such as gentrification, climate change, gun violence, queer politics, immigration, education, and non-violent protest. The exhibition also contemplates the role of printmaking as a means of expression in our fast-paced, digital age.

The exhibition runs concurrently with "Freedom of the Press: Posters from Progressive Print Shops, 1960s-1990s," an exhibition organized by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles, California. Both exhibitions will be on view October 8 - November 9, 2018.

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