It Was A Very Good Year
Stencil Print 2005
Resist! Anti-Inaugural Ball, Acme Artworks, Chicago, IL 2005
Paper Politics West, Seattle Print Arts, Seattle, WA 2005
Paper Politics Brooklyn, 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2005
Paper Politics Portland, Food For Thought Gallery, Portland State Univ., Portland, OR 2006
Paper Politics Wisconsin, Crossman Gallery, Univ. Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 2007
Paper Politics Milwaukee, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 2007
Art + Anarchy, Anarchist Bookfair, Montreal, Canada 2007
Paper Politics Texas, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX 2008
Paper Politics Cortland, Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland, NY 2008
Paper Politics Syracuse, Redhouse Arts Center, Syracuse, NY, 2008
Paper Politics is a major exhibition of politically and socially engaged printmaking. The exhibit showcases print art which uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage community members in political conversation. The show has been displayed at venues throughout the country and in Canada’s biggest political art show ever, and continues to travel.
The exhibition features work by over 200 artists from the US and around the world. It is curated by Josh MacPhee, a Troy, NY-based artist, activist and author, most recently of Stencil Pirates: A Global Study of the Street Stencil.
Paper Politics presents a breathtaking tour of the many modalities of printing: relief, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, collagraph, monotype, photography. In addition to these techniques, we are delighted to include in the show finely crafted stencils and street printing, traditional media used to convey political thought.
The show’s organizing method draws upon do-it-yourself culture, and like a band on tour, it travels becoming a networking device that connects different artists and communities who were previously unaware of each other’s work.