“We just want to make things.” & “The Evolving System”
Reception: Friday, September 26, 6-10pm
Whitdel Arts is pleased to kick off the new exhibition season with two exhibitions presented in conjunction with Print City 2014, the Mid-America Print Council Conference hosted by Wayne State University.
Printmakers are many times associated with paper, ink and perfect registration, but let’s explore just how important and adaptable the ideas of printmaking really are. Juried by Matthew Hunt, We just want to make things. exhibits artists whose work in other media reflects the influence of printmaking techniques.
Sometimes as a printmaker, we just want to make things.
Abelardo Cruz Santiago
Organized by Bill Hosterman, The Evolving System investigates the relationship between the dynamics of a working system that allows and accepts change as a means of evolving and adapting. It uses the common connections between the way that prints and cities are both established systems that by necessity and opportunity are in the process of allowing previous and new strategies to exist simultaneously. At times, this relationship is one of agreement, while at other times, it is one of conflict and challenge.
As an artistic medium, printmaking has a long history of effective working methods. It has been transforming with the advent of new technologies and the definition of what constitutes a multiple. As opposed to shedding the previous ways of working and thinking, the community of printmakers is adapting to the change, at times embracing and at times questioning the current directions of the medium.
Please join us for a reception for the artists on Friday, September 26, 2014.
These exhibitions are held in conjunction with Print City 2014 and will run from September 12 – October 18, 2014. This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Open gallery hours are Saturdays during exhibitions, noon-3pm, or by appointment. For more information, e-mail JenClare Gawaran at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit www.whitdelarts.com.
Whitdel Arts is a nonprofit contemporary art gallery located in Southwest Detroit. Run entirely by volunteers, we serve the community through arts-based activities and professional development. For more information, please visitwww.whitdelarts.com.