Looking back a year ago this November, FICTILIS presented a gallery-wide installation/exhibition celebrating the art of xerography (photocopying). The FICTILIS space was transform into a pop-up copy shop that is pre-stocked with a wide selection of ready-to-copy artworks, by artists from Seattle and beyond, which will blanket the space’s 17-ft-high walls. Visitors can use on-site copy machines to interact with the collection in several ways and contribute to its evolution over the course of the exhibition.
New York City artist Raphael Griswold contributed a month-long edition of serial xerographs faxed each day to Pioneer Square from across the continent.
Los Angelest artist Danielle McCullough contributed a 105-sheet xerographic treatment of the Google “finger spam” phenomenon entitled “Ring out wild bells!!!/ Say unto others what you would have them/say unto you, only way louder!” (view her Kickstarter page to help fund the project further). From her statement:
In this book, I have memorialized the gestures of distracted clerical workers, myself included, who have inadvertently inserted ourselves into the historical archive as embodied mistakes –disrupting the seamless translation of public domain texts into digital commodities as we insert our fingers into the margins. During breaks in my work at a library I’ve scanned a 1901 version of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “In Memoriam” and inserted a parallel message in American Sign Language. This finger spelling interprets notes of encouragement, taken from the Tennyson poem and Naomi Klein’s address to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Participating artists include:
Aaron Khawaja / Ali Osborn / Amanda Schoofs / Anthony Balkan / Ashley Hagen / Barbara Ekstrom / Bill Dimichele / Blade Birch / Bradley Miller / Bren Munroe / Brian Nogues / Cara Levine / Carl Baker / Catherine Trapani / Chelsea Alvarez / Chelsea Kowitz / Cheryl Wormley / Chris Ando / Christopher Clark / Craig Latchaw Jr. / Danielle McCullough / Davis Liambac / Derek Dickey / Emily Wiseman / Fox Anthony Spears / Geronimo Legaspi / Graham Downing / Gregory Carlson / Heather Walters / Jamie Olmstead / Jason Byrnes / Jason T. Miles / Jay Passer / John M Bennett / Justin Mata / Katie Herzog / Katrina Castillo / Kelly Froh / Lauren Tyler Norby / Lilia Felipe / Lindsey St.Pierre / Lucy Morehouse & Scott Davis / Luke Munn / Lydia Frederick / Lyssa Barsda / Madeline Courtney / Marcy Gussenhofen / Mariangela Guatteri / Marisa Prefer / Max Clotfelter / Meadow Starts with P (Andrew, Vienne, and Raffi Peterson) / Michael B. Baum / Michael Blake / Michelle Rozic / Michelle Wakeland / Miles Lewis / Miles Mattison / Nick Wolf / Nico Vassilakis / Nicole Lavelle / Omar Cervantes / Rachel Chiodo / Raphael Griswold / Richard Wynne / Rosa Mcelheny / Sam Sheppard / Samantha Indrieri / Scott F. Hall / Shihori Nakayama / Steve Quenell / Teresa Grasseschi / Tim Miller / Toran Kotter / Valerie Nichols / Vinh Ho / Wayne Diem Kleppe / Wendy Ann Witsoe / Xavier Oden / Zeina Baltagi and FICTILIS: Timothy Furstnau / Andrea Steves / Isabel Blue / Rani Ban
210 S Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
September 10 - 21, 2012
Gallery Talk: Friday, September 14, noon
Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries
West Gallery, Pao Hall
EXCHANGE VIII: Contemporary Prints is comprised of national and international portfolios and projects that Purdue University faculty, alumni, and graduate students were invited to participate in. Fine art prints in the form of etchings, digital prints, screen prints, lithographs, relief prints, and mixed media prints by artists from all over the US and abroad are included in the exhibition.
Exchange VIII was organized and curated by Purdue University printmaking graduate students Andrés Arízaga, Monica Farrar, LaToya Hobbs, and Lisa Wicka with printmaking professor Kathryn Reeves.
COMMON SPACE is an international invitational exhibition developed and curated by Purdue University printmaking graduate students Monica Farrar, LaToya Hobbs and Lisa Wicka with printmaking professor Kathryn Reeves. The show includes original fine art prints by artists from all over the US and abroad including Australia, Canada, China, England, and India. Invited artists representing diverse backgrounds and concepts cooperated in creating art about the idea of common space. Curators of this exhibition said, “We have all experienced certain spaces – interior and exterior space, social and cultural space, psychological and physical space, inner and outer, real and imagined. Space implies a rich multitude of things. A portfolio is one space that printmakers hold in common. This portfolio is a reflection of printmaking as a community of individual artists working in many directions within an interconnected network.”
A collection of studio photos, works in process, exhibition images, and additional visual residue from a contemporary artist at work.