Monday, February 19, 2007

Generous-T was a public t-shirt printing event at the Institute of Contemporary Art as part of the Locally Localized Gravity exhibition. This public participatory event by the artists of Space 1026 featured screenprinting, the same print technique they used to create the shingle covered installation at the ICA.

This event attracted over 200 people visiting the museum installation, participated in the event Printing with the artists. The results were hung on ropes within the installation incorporating the new prints into the installation, and engaging the gallery space for the event.

The field of print faces challenges from being banned from Art Fairs, to academic print departments abandoning traditional shops for digital printers. The New York Times recent article, Even in the Digital Age, a Strong Case for Printmaking by Martha Schwendener talks about these issues and discusses the exhibition Artistic Collaborations: 50 Years of Universal Limited Art Editions is at the Museum of Modern Art, through May 21.

Schwendener touches on several hot topics for the field of print including the move by many academic institutions to move away from traditional print techniques to digital technologies and the collaborative nature of the print shop. “Artistic Collaborations” marks the half-century milestone for the workshop but Schwendener questions the lack of emerging artists shown in the exhibition.

"Contemporary Art on Paper" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, curated by Innis Howe Shoemaker, features Philagrafika prints by Shelley Spector, Charles Burwell, Kate Abercrombie, Candy Depew and Issac Lin.

The prints are all on view in "Contemporary Art on Paper" February 9 through April 22, 2007 in the PMA's Berman & Stieglitz galleries.

Charles Burwell's Variations shown to left.

To see more of Philagrafika's Annual Portfolio Prints, click here