Illustrative Printmaking instructor Martin Mazorra tipped us off to the following event this coming Thursday. Here’s the official scoop:
Join PopRally for a special night with Martin Mazorra and Mike Houston, printmakers and founders of Cannonball Press, along with artists from Space 1026, a unique creative community located in downtown Philadelphia.
Cannonball Press is a Brooklyn-based organization that produces affordable black and white prints by a number of artists (including Sean Star Wars, David Rees, David Ellis, Maya Hayuk, and Swoon.) In addition to their own art, Mazorra and Houston also work together to create large format woodcut prints. Space 1026 was founded over a decade ago by a handful of artists and tricksters who organize rowdy public events and outrageous installations at their building and at other institutions. At the heart of Space 1026 is a communal screenprinting workshop where the madness comes to life.
Following presentations by the artists, Gretchen Wagner, Curatorial Assistant in MoMA’s Department of Prints & Illustrated Books, moderates a discussion about the artists’ work, printmaking, collaborations, and more. A cocktail reception follows the event.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the Museum information and Film desks.
You must be twenty-one or older to attend this event.
PopRally presents: An Evening with Cannonball Press and Space 1026
Thursday, February 14, 2008
MoMA @ The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
4 West 54 St.
[image by Martin Mazorra & Mike Houston; Space 1026]