May 13th 2018

Come take part in a day of communal printmaking presented by our 2017/2018 Studio Fellows, Molly Berkson, Ben Garbus, Brendan Robson, and Cristina Umaña.

As a culminating aspect of their 7-month Fellowship, these artists have collaborated to design and present a robust day of programming that invites our community to see, make, and talk about artwork. Spudnik Press Community Day is also a day to celebrate the artwork and accomplishments of these four emerging artists.

Spudnik Community Day will fully activate our studios and include two collaborative drop-in workshops, a pop-up exhibition, and a panel discussion. All of these activities focus on communal printmaking practices and the intersection of various processes and motives within the umbrella of printmaking.

With a focus on screenprinting and relief printing, guests will learn introductory printmaking processes through making their own prints and contributing to the creation of a collaborative group monoprint. The evening will culminate with a panel discussion exploring monoprints and ideas surrounding the political and social implications of this type of printmaking as an art form.

2:00 Pop-Up Exhibition
2:00 Layers & Shapes: Communal Pattern Making Workshop
2:00 Assembled Parts: Collaborative Relief Printmaking
5:00 1/1: Print Politics and the Monoprint Panel Discussion

1/1: Print Politics and the Monoprint is a panel discussion with Chicago-based artists Jessica Christy and Jordan Martins on the topic of monoprints and the political consciousness surrounding this form of printmaking. Unlike other types of printmaking, an image produced through monoprinting can only be made once. Using this as a point of departure for our conversation, we will address why some artists are choosing more and more to create prints of this nature and whether it’s a commercial trend or a political statement, or else something new altogether.

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