I’m really excited to be heading up to Troy, NY today to see the opening of the 2nd Screenprint Biennial, and then to give a talk tomorrow at the Collar Works Gallery. I’ve been working on a new presentation, entitled “Screenprinting and Its Discontents”—should be fun! In addition, the exhibition will debut the new artist book fellow-Justseeds artist Jesse Purcell and I recently created. It’s an amazing monster, 20 pages, each page a full 18″ x 24″ printed in 2-4 colors.
For the second time in a row, Troy, NY will be the launching site for the Screenprint Biennial, an international art event that includes large-scale exhibitions at the Arts Center of the Capital Region and the Collar Works Gallery. These juried exhibits will showcase a range of screenprint-based art applications, from framed, editioned prints, to installation, sculpture, video, ephemera, and posters. The biennial is a curatorial project coordinated by Troy-based artist and print-enthusiast Nathan Meltz
The Arts Center of the Capital Region and Collar Works Gallery will host the biennial exhibits from October 28th to December 23rd, with opening receptions 5-9pm Friday October 28 for Troy Night Out. The Arts Center is located at 265 River St, and the Collar Works Gallery is located t 621 River St.
Saturday, Oct 29, the day after the opening of the Screenprint Biennial 2016, come to the free one-day symposium addressing contemporary issues in screenprinting and fine art printmaking!
11am-noon at the Arts Center of the Capital Region (265 River St.):
Artist Roundtable discussion: meet some of of artists exhibiting in the Screenprint Biennial exhibitions, and hear what they have to say about the current state of the art in the world of screenprinting.
1pm-2pm at Collar Works Gallery (621 River St.)
Artist talk by biennial Artist Josh MacPhee. The author of several books on contemporary political graphics, and the founder of Brooklyn’s Interference Archive and active member of the Justseeds Collective, Macphee will talk on the place of political graphics in social movements, and the contribution of screenprinting to these graphic conversations.