January 5 - February 19 2006
5 + 5 Gallery
111 Front Street Suite 210
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 5th, 2006, 5-8 PM
Curated by Josh McPhee of JustSeeds.org
5 + 5 Gallery, in collaboration with Josh MacPhee,
is proud to present a major exhibition of politically and socially
engaged printmaking at Phinney Center Gallery. The exhibit showcases print
art which uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage
community members in political conversation. Originally exhibit in conjuction
with Seattle Print Arts at the Phinney Center Gallery in Seattle, the show has been
expanded for this Brooklyn engagement to include even more printmakers.
The exhibition features work by over 180 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, published on Soft Skull Press. The exhibition includes work by
artists who are primarily activists, as well as artists whose work may not
always be politically motivated, but who wanted to respond to the
monumental trends and events of our times. We are excited to have such a
large diversity of voices in the show!
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.
A 56-page full-color catalogue documenting the Seattle Print Arts exhibition is available
for sale JustSeeds.org The
catalogue contains all the work in the show, as well as essays by Josh
MacPhee and Deborah Caplow, Lecturer in the Division of Art History at the
University of Washington, on political art and printmaking.