FACE VALUE –>A Talk by DB Dowd
THURSDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2010 7:30 PM (NEW TIME!)
Room A510, 66 W. 12th Street (NEW LOCATION!)
Douglas B. Dowd is a professor of Communication Design and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Dowd is active as a curator, essayist and critic in the realm of modern graphic culture, writing on theoretical and historical topics in comics, animation, and illustration. He writes the blog Graphic Tales at http://www.ulcercity.blogspot.com/ and serves as an advisor to the Norman Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He co-edited Strips, Toons & Bluesies: Essays on Comics and Culture for Princeton Architectural Press in 2006 and served as a curatorial advisor for Ephemeral Beauty: Al Parker and the American Women’s magazine, 1940-1960 at the Rockwell in 2007.
Originally trained as a printmaker, Dowd’s books and prints are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University. His illustration work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Last year, Dowd published Visit Mohicanland, an online illustrated novel, at http://visit-mohicanland.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This is an awesome time-lapse video of Parsons Illustration Faculty Tara McPherson creating a special art installation at Choque Cultural Gallery in Sao Paolo, Brazil back in the summertime. It surfaced awhile back (we shared it on Facebook and Twitter), but it’s still pretty awe-inspiring and is definitely worth another look. You can see more images and commentary on this project over at the I Love Offset website.
Tara will be back teaching in the Spring and we’ll be glad to have her back. 🙂
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]
Cannonball Press and Supreme Trading proudly present:
PRINTS GONE WILD 2!!
The second ever annual vernacular printacular mega-hairy Brooklyn affordable print fair.
213 n 8th St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
Fri., Nov. 2nd 6pm-12am Opening reception/party
Sat., Nov. 3rd 12-6pm Fair is open all day
Tugboat Press Pittsburgh, PA
The Amazing Hancock Brothers McGregor, TX
Paping Brooklyn, NY
Sean Star Wars Laurel, MS
Howling Print Studios Brooklyn, NY
Space 1026 Philadelphia, PAYeehaw Industries Knoxville, TN
Triangle Poster Pittsburgh, PA
Team Lump Raleigh, NC
Drive By Press Madison, WI
Isle of Printing Nashville, TN
DRock Press Lexington, KY
Cannonball Press Brooklyn, NY
After last year’s incredibly successful fair,
Brooklyn’s own Cannonball Press has again assembled an
extraordinary menagerie of graphic artists under one
roof, who will be present, displaying their prints,
and selling them for $50 or less for two days only.
Long-time champions of the affordable art cause, as
part of New York Fine Art Print Week Cannonball Press
has brought together these great artists so that New
York can have a chance to see first-hand the
incredible resurgence in affordable fine art printing
that is happening across the country.
An entertaining sideshow will take place during the
fair, featuring the Toughcats from Portland Maine,
emcee David Rees (of Get Your War On fame), a
performance by the Amazing Hancock Brothers, the
Reverend Vince Anderson, and on-the-spot printing with
Drive-By Press, which operates a mobile press out of
the back of their van.
Come join us!