Exhibit runs April 1st - 29th, 2005
Phinney Neighborhood Community Center
6532 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1st, 2005, 7-9 PM
Seattle Print Arts
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Curated by Josh McPhee of JustSeeds.org
Seattle Print Arts, in collaboration with the Phinney Neighborhood
Association, 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.
The exhibition features work by over 170 artists from the US and around the
world. It is curated by Josh MacPhee, a Chicago-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 exhibition will be available
for sale at the opening, and online at www.seattleprintarts.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.