Exhibitions

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 - November 9th

Maritza Dávila
Vanessa González-Hernández
Nelson Gutierrez
Lawrence Matthews
Carl E. Moore
Joel Parsons
Jennifer Sargent
Yancy Villa-Calvo

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.