HERE AND NOW: PRINTMAKING AND THE POLITICAL PRESENT
The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art / 3715 Central Ave., Art & Communication Bldg. Rooms 230 & 240 October 8, 2018 - November 9, 2018
Carl E. Moore
Here and Now: Printmaking and the Political Present is an exhibition of prints by Memphis-based artists exploring social issues of our contemporary moment. Master printmaker Maritza Dávila has led artists in a series of workshops formulating concepts and producing the prints 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 the exhibition Freedom of the Press: Posters from Progressive Print Shops, 1960s-1990s, organized by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles, California.